The United States is experiencing an obesity epidemic, and people are not the only ones affected. Over half of all dogs in America are overweight or obese. Unfortunately, those extra pounds increase your pet's chances of developing preventable health problems. Visualizing What Being Overweight Means For Your Pet Most people do not realize that they are sabotaging their dogs' healthy weight. For example, feeding your 20-pound pooch a bite-sized one ounce cube of cheese is the equivalent of you scarfing down one and a half hamburgers!
13 April 2015
Congratulations on getting your first cat! You've joined a growing population of people who share their homes with these furry feline companions. The Humane Society of the U.S. says that cats outnumber dogs as the favorite domestic pet with 86 million cats and 78 million dogs living with their U.S. owners. You'll learn a lot about cats as you interact with your new pet, but here are a few interesting facts that will help you be a better cat owner.
17 March 2015
Adopting a puppy is exciting, but there's also a lot to think about: vaccinations, microchipping, and neutering or spaying. One thing you may not have given much thought to is what to expect from your puppy's teeth. Here are a few pointers about what you puppy's teeth will go through in his first few years of life. Baby Teeth Fall Out You might be surprised to learn that dogs, like people, have baby teeth that will eventually fall out.
24 February 2015
If you are serious about training your dog, then it is a great idea to purchase a dog-training clicker to increase your chances of success. These clickers are very affordable, and when used correctly, they can help you train your dog faster and more efficiently. Clickers are not substitutes for good training methods, but they instead enhance your training methods. Follow these tips for success when trying out this "new to you"
12 February 2015
There are many cat owners who are apprehensive about declawing their cat. Understanding the reasons why declawing may be beneficial can help you feel more comfortable for the decision. Use the following guide to learn the benefits of declawing and what the process really entails. Why Declaw Cats? There are many reasons why some cats need to be declawed. If your cat has a tumor in their paw pad, removing the claw will make the situation less painful for them.
31 January 2015
One of the hardest parts of owning a pet is the expense of the vet hospital when it becomes sick or injured. Instead of simply hoping for the best or avoiding the proper medical treatment, you might want to look into the following tips for figuring out how to afford the vet hospital. This way, when your pet does need medical care, you will not have to worry about postponing it or turning your pet over to the humane society because you are unable to give it the treatment it needs.
22 January 2015
As your cat ages, their risk of feline dental disease goes up substantially, making it important for you to look into what needs to be done to cut down on the risk of your cat having poor dental health. In fact, many pet owners go years without realizing that their cat may be suffering from some form of dental disease. Making a habit of inspecting your cat's mouth is a good place to start, along with making use of the following tips.
14 January 2015