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 one in four (26 percent) American adults live with a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder affects 7.7 million U.S. adults, or 3.5 percent of the population.
- Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States every year.
One thing that has helped those with mental disorders tremendously are emotional support animals or ESAs. In a country where nearly 30 percent of the population lives with a diagnosable mental disorder, it’s important to note that emotional support animals play an important role when it (more…)
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 are ready for any time of the year. Once that decision is made, however, there are also a number of responsibilities that come with any new pet acquisition.
From early visits to the veterinarian office to make sure that all of your pet’s shots are up to date to scheduling a sick visit, pet ownership comes with many responsibilities. In fact, there is a growing amount of evidence that it is also important to take care of the dental car for your dog and cat as well if you want them to have the healthiest life. Whether you are looking for the best cat clinics or a pet healthcare center that will take care of all of your pets’ needs, most communities have plenty of choices. (more…)
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. But did you know that there are more horse blankets available?
- Horse Rain Sheets
Rain sheets for horses are great for keeping your horse dry. however, In wet weather driving rain can penetrate the seams of your rain sheet and seep onto the horse’s back. Most commonly seams like this exist along the spine of the horse’s back, literally sending a chill up its spine. When looking for a good rain sheet focus on few seams and a wither cap that keeps the rain off the neck.
- Summer Sheets
When it comes to warm weather its difficult to wrap your head around wrapping your horse in a blanket. Despite this, there are a lot (more…)
From dog grooming services to cage-free boarding services, there are many components that go into the proper care and keeping of animals – particularly dogs. Here in the United States – as well as in many other places throughout the world – dogs are extremely popular, regarded by many to be man’s best friend, a close companion and much loved member of the family for as long as they live. Here in the United States, there are more than seventy million pet dogs, making us the nation in the world that, by and large, loves dogs the most. And for good reason, too. Dogs can have a whole range of emotions, and are considered to be as smart as the typical human toddler who is about two years of age. From funny to warm to energetic to cuddly, dogs have personalities nearly as distinct and defined as the personalities of human beings. When you pair the right owner with the right dog, an incredibly strong and long lasting bond is often formed, separated only by death and still continued on in memo (more…)
How many presents for your pets did you have under your tree this Christmas?
If you are part of a family that has nearly as many gifts for the pets as you do for yourself, you are likely also the kind of family that has a favorite animal medical center where you go whenever your pet is not feeling well. Veterinary options are a great way to make sure that your pet is always getting the best care that he or she deserves. From emergency animal hospitals to other kinds of veterinary specialty (more…)
When you have a household pet, chances are that you consider them to be part of your family. Given this, you likely take them to the vet on a regular basis and make sure that their shots are up-to-date. In addition to taking care of your pet’s health and well-being by only feeding them quality pet food, chances are that you play with them often and purchase quite a few toys and other types of accessories every year.
American pet owners show their pets love and affection while spending a considerable amount of money to take care of their other needs. You may not be surprised to learn how much pet owners spend every year on their four-legged family members:
- Pet food: $20.46 billion
- Pet supplies and over-the-counter medicine
- Veterinary care: $13.59 billion
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…)
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