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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…)
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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To help pet owners make decisions about end of life care, a veterinarian developed a decision tool based on seven indicators. [...]
- Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet
End-of-life decisions for animals are difficult. A veterinarian has developed a scale to help clear up the confusion. [...]
- Can I Really Lose My Apartment Over an Outdoor Cat?
Short answer: yes. You’ll have to decide whether your pet’s need for unfettered outdoor time is worth losing an apartment. [...]
- The ‘Captain Marvel’ Cat Was Actually Four Cats. Here’s How That Worked.
Reggie took the lead, the rambunctious Archie stepped in for scratching, Gonzo could be held, and Rizzo was a backup. Training them wasn’t as hard a [...]