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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…)
When you are concerned with your pet’s continued health, finding all the information on pet insurance you can will put some of those fears at ease. How pet insurance works isn’t complicated, but it is important that you understand the fine print should you choose to move forward and take a policy out on your pet.
Do you keep track of how much you spent at the veterinarian’s office last year? The total the U.S. spends on veterinary care each year is estimated at $13.59 billion. Pet insurance is attractive especially to those pet owner’s who might have needed to spend a bit more on unexpected veterinarian bills.
The medical needs of the average house pet is remarkably similar to the avera (more…)
We Love Our Doggies
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation in today’s society about mental health and mental health disorders, but when looking at statistics, the numbers are alarming. Consider for a moment that: One out of seven U.S. children aged 2 to 8 years had been diagnosed with a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder. An estimated […]
Colder weather is just around the corner and if you are someone who likes to have a warm, cuddly kitty to sit on your lap this winter you might be in a spot where you are looking for a new pet. Finding the right kitten is always a great way to make sure that you […]
As winter sets in humans know when its time to go inside. Horses, however, don’t always have that opportunity. Equestrians know that winter means is time to dig out that fleece blankets for horses you’ve been storing all summer. You even know that really cold weather means layers for both your and your horse’s warmth. […]
- Walter Chandoha, Photographer Whose Specialty Was Cats, Dies at 98
A stray kitten appropriately named Loco started Mr. Chandoha on an unexpected career. By the time he died, he had taken some 90,000 cat pictures. [...]
- More Pet Insurance Policies Are Being Sold. But Are They Worth the Cost?
Consumer advocates say pet owners should bring a healthy skepticism when shopping for insurance. [...]
- California Forces Pet Stores to Sell Only Dogs and Cats From Shelters
A law that took effect on Tuesday makes California the first state to bar the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits that do not come from shelters or rescue [...]
- 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
Children who live with cats and dogs when they are infants are less likely to develop allergies later in childhood [...]