If you are someone who is interested in learning how to raise your own chickens and produce your own eggs, you are in the right place! The new fad of eating organic foods and knowing exactly where they came from is important and beneficial to health and sustainability. Raising chickens of your own is a great way to be sure the foods you are eating are antibiotic free, organic, and healthy. The downside is that this comes with vast responsibility. You need to take care of your chickens, feed them, and clean their cages. Their home, or chicken coop, is the location the chickens spend the most time in, so an adequate one should be used. Though you have many choices in your chicken coop, there are clear benefits of chicken nesting boxes. These nest boxes are durable, easy to clean and assemble, and decrease t (more…)
Millions of people in the United States have a pet, or pets, that they consider to be one of the family. The economy being what it is, veterinary care for a dog, a cat, or any other type of pet is often too expensive for the pet’s family to afford. It is estimated that of all households in the U.S., about 46.3 million own a dog, which transfers into between 37% and 47% of American homes that house at least one canine cutie.
Because $13.59 billion is spent on the veterinary care of American pets every year, pet health insurance plans have been devised to make health care for pets easier on their owners. There are several different programs availa (more…)
Heartworm Antigen Test Kit is an immunochromatographic for the subjective detection of canine heartworm antigen also know as Dirofilaria immitis in plasma, blood or the canine serum. This parasitic worm, heartworm, repress the heart of its hosts, most commonly in dogs, and increases the chance of heart failure in them. This test can help early detection if a dog starts exhibiting manifestations of heartworm. Also, the test can detect heartworm infestation on your pet’s feces and a quick elimination of the heartworm can be done. Despite this condition having both preventable and treatment measures, it is a serious infection with its symptoms easy to ignore. Pet owners are advised to do a regular dog screen and plan ahead if at all the result will turn out to be positive.
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If you have a dog, you are not alone. Nearly 46.3 million American households have at least one dog. The majority of dog owners say their dog is well trained. Nearly 52% of people who own dogs think their dog was trained better than other dogs. About 46% say other dogs are better trained than their own. Almost all dog owners think that positive reinforcement is the way to go, nearly 99.5% say this. About 94% of dog owners say they do some training at home. If you have a new puppy, you may want to look into a dog trainer. Here are some tips to help you find the right own.
- Talk to your friends and family. With all of the pet dogs in the United States, you have to know a few people who have dogs as pets. Some of them have gone to a dog trainer. Ask around to see how they foun (more…)
If you have ever heard yourself say, “I think my dog is depressed,” there is a very real chance that you are right. But, what makes you say that? What makes you question your dog’s mental health? Is it his overall mood? Is it her consistent lethargy and lack of interest in being on her own that troubles you? Well, before you consider giving your loved one an ill-advised dose of Prozac, you might want to give a dog dating site a try.
Ok, right now you might be thinking, “Hey, look. I have friends who have been on Internet dating sites for months and still sit home alone on Saturday nights watching Netflix. How in the world will a dating site help my little buddy? My dog is depressed, not looking to get married.”
Those are very understandable th (more…)
With the amount of domesticated animals that there are in the world, even if you don’t like dogs or cats, you can still successfully own a pet. About 63% of people do own pets in America and do a great job taking care of them. If you don’t own a pet because you are afraid that you won’t be able to facilitate the pet care then all you have to do is get a lower maintenance animal. There really is something for everyone out there. Here are some reasons why everyone should own at least one pet in their life time.
To Think Outside Yourself
If you have no children or significant other, it can be easy to get wrapped up in your own life where you only take care of yourself and don’t really care abo (more…)
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…)
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
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- 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 [...]