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Did you know that nearly 50 million U.S. households own a dog? That’s nearly 50 percent of all households! Dogs are our companions and tried and true friends. They greet us when we get home, they love on us when we are sad, and they are always up for a walk or belly rub. If you are an existing dog owner or someone who is interested in getting a new dog for your home, there are a few things to remember that will make the transition a bit easier. Below are three dog items to make sure and not forget when bringing your new furry friend home:
1. Dog Kennels and Crates - Making sure you have a space in your home for your dog to call their own is really important to making them feel safe. One way to do this is to remember to have dog kennels and crates ready when your dog arrives home f (more…)
If you’re among the 46.3 million households in the U.S. that have a dog, you’ve most likely heard some pretty ridiculous “facts” about dogs. Turns out, some popular “facts” like “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” are just myths! Check out the following myths about dogs so you know what’s true and what’s not when it comes to caring for your furry friend.
When your dog has a dry nose, it means they’re sick
There are many reasons a dog may have a dry nose and it’s perfectly normal for your dog’s nose to occasionally be dry! While this may not be a sign your dog is sick, it is important to take them to the vet if you notice other symptoms like a runny nose. (more…)
There is nothing that people love in America more than their pets. Yeah, I know it may sound silly, but this is definiltey true. Just think about first and foremost whether or not you own a pet. Then, think about all of your friend that owne either a cat or a dog or some pet, yeah there are a lot. Then try to imagine the number of family members and random people you have met that own a pet.
Like I said, people love pets. With this so it is understandable that an enitre industry of work now surrounds pets. This indusrty contains pet insurance plans, pet insurance for dogs, pet insurace for cats, and the over care of the health of dog breeds.
Cats and dogs are the most popular type of pet in the United States. Right now the United States has more felines than any other country containigng about 76.43 cats. Ther (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 [...]