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…)
To most people, their pets are more than just animals that they take care of. These fur babies, as they are popularly known as, are as much a part of the family as any human relative they may have. Whether if being carried around in a purse, pushed in a stroller, or eating food at the dinner table, these dogs, cats, and other animals are almost completely indistinguishable from children. If you are going to go as far as to dress up your dog in cute costumes and treat them like a baby, then you should go the extra mile and make sure that their health is secure. Too many times are pets put to sleep because they have fallen ill and their owners are unable to get them the m (more…)
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…)
People and their pets: it’s a very close relationship. Most people love their pets and would do anything for them. In return they get a lifetime of love. Dogs of course are known for their faithfulness but also cats, who seem aloof, and horses, who can be supercilious, are completely loyal. They may be sarcastic about it, occasionally, but totally loyal. In return, they rely on us to keep them safe from the visible and hidden dangers that surround us. This is where veterinary diagnostics can help reveal hidden infections like heart worm in dogs and equine infectious anemia virus expression in time for effective treatment.
Pets give us unconditional love (more…)
Owning a pet can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences in life. Hundreds of thousands of people in the country lead better lives and continually become better persons due to the sheer fact that they own a pet dog or cat, and this experience transforms their lives. This is something that can improve your overall outlook towards life, and teach you important life skills which are useful in society as well. If you already own a pet dog, you should already have some idea that keeping a pet at home is not always something that is very easy. Your pet needs the best care possible, and you need to have the knowledge and insight to provide your pet with that proper care. Over the years, it is possible that your pet dog might have quite a few health issues, ranging from minor problems to seriou (more…)
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