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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 […]
Animals have lived alongside humans as domesticated companions for centuries. The U.S. alone has 46.3 million loving homes for dogs and houses the largest population of cats (76.3 million) in the world. For many pet owners, a pet is much more than an animal — it’s someone to see the world with and come home to. While we insure ourselves, our cars, and our homes, why not consider insurance for pets in order to keep them with us for as long as possible?
PETS ARE EXPENSIVE
The very first thing to consider before adopting a pet is how to take care of it. Loving it is one thing, but pets also need food, maintenance, and even emergency care at times. Americans spend $20.46 billion on pet food alone in a year, and even proper nutrition isn’t a guarantee of (more…)
Pet hair can be the bane of a pet owner’s existence. Typically, when your furry friend sheds more than usual, it is time for them to get groomed. But with the exorbitant costs of bringing your pet to the dog groomer it can be a very costly venture going every couple weeks or so, in 2015 alone $5.41 billion was spent on grooming and boarding our pets! Take the tips here to save some money and to groom your dog in your own home!
Before you prepare your bath tub for a furry creature, you must get the right supplies. It is always safe to go as natural as possible, as you only want the best products to care for your pet. All natural pet shampoo, clippers/scissors , brushes, condition (more…)
Did you know that the vet care industry is worth almost $15 billion? This is no small sum. In spite of that, this doesn?t mean that getting new patients is as easy as opening the door. Instead, clients need to be carefully cultivated and cared for so that when it comes time for the routine checkup — or something of a more serious nature — you will be the vet they trust with their pets.
How can you continue to grow your veterinary practice? Here are a few important marketing tips to keep in mind.
Reminder Postcards and Blank Mailing Labels
It?s easy to see reminder slips as an expensive cost — especially when some owners are going to ignore them anyway. Reminder slips are an incredibly important way, though, to remind pet owners that it?s time to come in with their pet. (more…)
It is estimated that 46,300,000 households own dogs. Because of this high number, veterinary technology plays a very important part of keeping your pet healthy and happy. The first step in providing a good life for your animal is finding the right pet health care, so your pet can be cared for by the same person on a regular basis. By coming to a place that values both your pet and you as an owner, you will find a caring atmosphere that will make you feel like home.
The Importance of Pet Health Care
When you first bring home a puppy or a kitten, they should receive vaccines every three to four weeks until they are 16 weeks old. This will ensure they are protected against a v (more…)
When approximately 164 million people in America have a dog or a cat for a pet there’s many diseases to be concerned about but let’s talk about a very common infection that can be contracted by your pet.
Heartworm The infection is most commonly known as canine heartworm or dog heartworm, but it can also infect cats and other types of animals. However, dogs can have more than 30 worms while cats tend to have less than six. How severe heartworm disease is in dogs depends on how many worms it has and just one or two can make a cat very sick.
How does it spread? The mediator for this disease is the mosquito. The mosquito will bite a dog that is already infected and ingest a larvae which then will develop in the infected stage. At this point, if the mosquito bites a health (more…)
It can be expensive taking your dog to veterinary services– or an animal hospital– every time there’s a medical issue. Not everyone even has a convenient pet clinic to visit. How can we practice preventative care on our dogs, keeping them out of harm’s way before things get too bad? Here are a few tried–and–tested techniques for you to use on your happy and healthy pets.
Spaying And Neutering
Some people may not like the thought of spaying or neutering their animal. However, in addition to the contraceptive advantage, spaying can treat a number of health problems for pets, such as uterine infections and breast cancer. These illnesses are usually fatal for dogs, making it extra-important to spay early on. Neutering is also known to prevent testicular cancer in dogs, if done before six months in age.
Give Your Pet Vaccines
Although human vaccination is currently a controversial topic, pet vaccination is a definite win–win. Puppy vaccinations should occur at two, three and four months of age, and then once a year. Getting the right tests and vaccinations prevents them from spreading or contracting certain diseases. After a vaccination, be sure to show your pet love and nurturing, to show it that everything’s all right.
Pets Are Good For You And Your Kids
Sixty-four percent of pet owners value the health benefits their pets give them, and it has been demonstrated that children growing up with a pet are substantially less likely to have allergies. People who walk their dogs are much less likely to be obese than those who pass off the responsibility to someone else. 60% of doctors would recommend pet ownership as a way of improving health. All in all, pets are healthy for you, so be healthy to your pets!
Visit An Animal Hospital Or Veterinarian
Although those visits to the animal hospital can be scary for your pet, they are useful in diagnosing and treating anything that may go unnoticed by the average pet owner. Although vet owners recommend yearly checkups for adult animals, 18.7% of dog owners did not seek vet services for their dog in 2011. It is very important to get a professional opinion from time to time, to prevent undiagnosed disease or health issues.
How do you make sure your dog stays healthy and happy? Let us know.
Everybody knows that dogs are a man?s best friend, and many dog owners will do just about anything for their furry companion. However, taking care of a dog means keeping an eye on its health, which may suddenly decline for no reason. While dogs are unable to speak with us, they may exhibit certain symptoms which indicate they are feeling under the weather. If you notice these symptoms, it?s likely a sign that your dog will need prompt veterinary care.
Change of Appetite
While a single skipped meal is nothing to panic about, a dog that suddenly changes its eating habits may be trying to tell you that something is wrong. If your dog refuses to eat anything for more than two days, they should be examined by a vet. This may be a sign that they are developing certain diseases, or (more…)
We Love Our Doggies
Animals have lived alongside humans as domesticated companions for centuries. The U.S. alone has 46.3 million loving homes for dogs and houses the largest population of cats (76.3 million) in the world. For many pet owners, a pet is much more than an animal — it’s someone to see the world with and come home […]
Pet hair can be the bane of a pet owner’s existence. Typically, when your furry friend sheds more than usual, it is time for them to get groomed. But with the exorbitant costs of bringing your pet to the dog groomer it can be a very costly venture going every couple weeks or so, in […]
Did you know that the vet care industry is worth almost $15 billion? This is no small sum. In spite of that, this doesn?t mean that getting new patients is as easy as opening the door. Instead, clients need to be carefully cultivated and cared for so that when it comes time for the routine […]
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