If you think that just picking up a bag of store brand dog food is feeding your dog the best food around, you are in for quite a surprise. Contrary to what the dog food industry wants you to think, not just anything can go into what you feed your dog. It takes some time, […]
Owning a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. The companionship and unwavering love they provide is not only fulfilling for the soul, but it is good for our health, too! In fact, studies show that owning a pet can boost your mood, immunity, and lower your blood pressure; those statistics […]
How many presents for your pets did you have under your tree this Christmas?
If you are part of a family that has nearly as many gifts for the pets as you do for yourself, you are likely also the kind of family that has a favorite animal medical center where you go whenever your pet is not feeling well. Veterinary options are a great way to make sure that your pet is always getting the best care that he or she deserves. From emergency animal hospitals to other kinds of veterinary specialty (more…)
When you have a household pet, chances are that you consider them to be part of your family. Given this, you likely take them to the vet on a regular basis and make sure that their shots are up-to-date. In addition to taking care of your pet’s health and well-being by only feeding them quality pet food, chances are that you play with them often and purchase quite a few toys and other types of accessories every year.
American pet owners show their pets love and affection while spending a considerable amount of money to take care of their other needs. You may not be surprised to learn how much pet owners spend every year on their four-legged family members:
- Pet food: $20.46 billion
- Pet supplies and over-the-counter medicine
- Veterinary care: $13.59 billion
Did you know that nearly 50 million U.S. households own a dog? That’s nearly 50 percent of all households! Dogs are our companions and tried and true friends. They greet us when we get home, they love on us when we are sad, and they are always up for a walk or belly rub. If you are an existing dog owner or someone who is interested in getting a new dog for your home, there are a few things to remember that will make the transition a bit easier. Below are three dog items to make sure and not forget when bringing your new furry friend home:
1. Dog Kennels and Crates - Making sure you have a space in your home for your dog to call their own is really important to making them feel safe. One way to do this is to remember to have dog kennels and crates ready when your dog arrives home f (more…)
If you’re among the 46.3 million households in the U.S. that have a dog, you’ve most likely heard some pretty ridiculous “facts” about dogs. Turns out, some popular “facts” like “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” are just myths! Check out the following myths about dogs so you know what’s true and what’s not when it comes to caring for your furry friend.
When your dog has a dry nose, it means they’re sick
There are many reasons a dog may have a dry nose and it’s perfectly normal for your dog’s nose to occasionally be dry! While this may not be a sign your dog is sick, it is important to take them to the vet if you notice other symptoms like a runny nose. (more…)
There is nothing that people love in America more than their pets. Yeah, I know it may sound silly, but this is definiltey true. Just think about first and foremost whether or not you own a pet. Then, think about all of your friend that owne either a cat or a dog or some pet, yeah there are a lot. Then try to imagine the number of family members and random people you have met that own a pet.
Like I said, people love pets. With this so it is understandable that an enitre industry of work now surrounds pets. This indusrty contains pet insurance plans, pet insurance for dogs, pet insurace for cats, and the over care of the health of dog breeds.
Cats and dogs are the most popular type of pet in the United States. Right now the United States has more felines than any other country containigng about 76.43 cats. Ther (more…)
To most people, their pets are more than just animals that they take care of. These fur babies, as they are popularly known as, are as much a part of the family as any human relative they may have. Whether if being carried around in a purse, pushed in a stroller, or eating food at the dinner table, these dogs, cats, and other animals are almost completely indistinguishable from children. If you are going to go as far as to dress up your dog in cute costumes and treat them like a baby, then you should go the extra mile and make sure that their health is secure. Too many times are pets put to sleep because they have fallen ill and their owners are unable to get them the m (more…)
Dogs have been beside the human race probably since it began. Many call dogs the ultimate and perfect companion for human beings. Their loyalty and affection are attributes that, among others, have given the canine species the name Hu”Man’s” Best Friend.
Some people see their dog as a wonderful companion and others see their dogs as more than that; they see their dogs as part of their family. If you have a dog or know someone who does, you already know how much of our American world dogs have entered into over the past one hundred years or so. We have done quite a bit in our society to provide for our dogs. The market for dog-related items has grown substantially in this century, and rightfully so. Our dogs are worth it.
Over 46,300,000 households own a dog of some kind or another. In the United Stat (more…)
We Love Our Doggies
How many presents for your pets did you have under your tree this Christmas? If you are part of a family that has nearly as many gifts for the pets as you do for yourself, you are likely also the kind of family that has a favorite animal medical center where you go whenever your […]
When you have a household pet, chances are that you consider them to be part of your family. Given this, you likely take them to the vet on a regular basis and make sure that their shots are up-to-date. In addition to taking care of your pet’s health and well-being by only feeding them quality […]
Did you know that nearly 50 million U.S. households own a dog? That’s nearly 50 percent of all households! Dogs are our companions and tried and true friends. They greet us when we get home, they love on us when we are sad, and they are always up for a walk or belly rub. If […]
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