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Are you one of the 66% of humans who consider their dog to be their best friend? Dogs make wonderful companions and owning a dog is even beneficial for your health. People who walk their dog daily are less likely to be obese than people who do not have a dog. Children who have dogs in their home are 33% less likely to suffer from animal-related allergies. In fact, 97% of doctors believe that pet ownership has a positive impact on their patients’ health.
Dogs can live for as long as 16 years, depending on their breed and proper care. Providing adequate care for your dog can be overwhelming because they can’t tell you when something is wrong. Here is a basic care guide for helping you maintain happy and healthy pets:
- Put identification on your dog. Having ident (more…)
Is your furry, little friend looking a little plump these days? Sometimes, pets gain weight for any one of a number of reasons, and when they do, it can pose more of a health risk to them than you might think. Here are just a few pieces of pet diet advice that can help your animal pal get back to the weight they’re supposed to be.
Talk to Your Vet. - One of the most important things you can do when you think your pet has been putting on weight is talk to your vet the next time you go to the veterinary care center. These trained experts will be able to tell you whether your pet’s weight is an issue, taking into account your pal’s breed, age, and diet. If it is an issue, they’ll be able to offer you some pet di (more…)
If you’re adopting your first dog, you may be unsure of the commitment that comes with taking care of them. Dog owners must live a completely different lifestyle than those who do not own a dog, and special considerations need to be made to ensure the pup is as happy and healthy as can be. Here are a few things a new dog owner should do after adopting their new best friend.
Dog-Proof Your Home
Bringing a dog home means you’ll have to make a few changes to your house. Make sure that all cleaning supplied and chemicals are stored safety away. If you don’t want something to get chewed on, don’t leave it on the floor. This includes things like wires, shoes, blankets, and children’s stuffed animals. Make sure your house is fully stocked with all the things a dog needs, such as food, toys (more…)
We Love Our Doggies
For every family, it is likely that your pet is a beloved member of your family as much as your kids or your spouse. It can be hard to leave them every day for long hours while you head off to work, and especially for those long periods when you have to leave town for […]
One of the most affirming and fulfilling things in life can be owning a pet. A pet of any kind can bring a lot of joy and happiness to your life and if you already have a pet, there can be a number of wonderful and cherished memories for you to keep. This also brings […]
Dogs, or “Man’s best friend,” are excellent and highly popular pets around the world, and in the United States, some 75 million pet dogs can be found. Dogs and cats together are the two most popular pet types, but they require some certain care or hardware at times. For dogs in particular, it is important […]
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