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Pets play a major role in many of our lives. Cats and dogs are our companions, friends and members of our families.
But owning a cat or a dog is also a major responsibility, and every pet owner is responsible for making sure their pet is feeling his or her best. On average, a household in America will spend about $378 each year in veterinarian for small animals expenses.
By following these tips, you can make sure you get the most out of your time with your pet and make sure his or her lifetime is full of many long, happy years.
Here are just four of the top four tips you should be doing to ensure your cat or dog is healthier and happier:
1. Take your pet to the vet: Regular checkups with a (more…)
We all go a little crazy for our pets. We feed them the best food, even outfit them with mini sweaters and shirts, and buy them all the online pet supplies we can to make their lives more comfortable.
But one of the biggest areas of expense for some dog owners are dog leashes and collars. From pink spiked dog collars, to rhinestone dog collars, to patriotic dog collars, and leather ones, there are literally hundreds of different options to choose from.
Here are some cute dog collars you may want to consider.
- Pop Up Flowers. If yo (more…)
The new face of your business is your website. These days, it is usually the case that the first impression a potential client will get of your business is what they see online, and veterinary websites are no exception. The majority of 18 to 34 year olds — 80% of them — who are looking for veterinarians use search engines to do it. So, you know you need a good website but know nothing about web design or internet marketing. Rather than having to do it yourself, you can hire a professional who knows what they’re doing so you can focus on your business.
Vet websites themselves should be high quality and reflect the clinic’s brand clearly and consistently. (more…)
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- Are Animals Getting Better at Acting?
Naturalistic pet performers, in movies like “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and “Widows,” are making Toto look like a hack. [...]
- More Pets, Fewer Allergies
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