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Cat Owners, Keep These Toxic Foods and Plants Away From Your Felines!

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When you own pets, it’s important to maintain proper health care for your animals. Of course, pet health should be checked yearly by your veterinarian, and having dog or cat health insurance can ensure that you won’t be stuck with impossibly high animal care bills, should an accident occur. But cats are prone to hiding their health issues, and because we don’t speak the same language, problems can sometimes be hard to spot. To ensure the health of your cats, you need to pay close attention to their habits and any deviations from normal behavior.
It’s even more vital to contain a healthy, safe environment for your pet Continue Reading →

Feeding Your Dog Properly For Optimal Health

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Approximately 46,300,000 households own a dog. The annual cost of owning a dog is typically $1,135, and that includes the possible prices to the vet hospital and dog food. Some families skimp on the dog food brand they purchase because they figure if their dog doesn’t have a reaction to it, they’re fine. However, it’s worth it to check out the ingredients in the dog food and browse quality brands to ensure the fillers are kept to a minimum. Additionally, some people may find that if they feed their dogs properly, they may reduce their spending on dog food.

Proper Feeding Schedule
Puppies that are eight weeks old to 12 weeks old need to eat four meals per day. Once a dog reaches one year old, just one meal per day is plenty. Several families are overfeeding their pets, uninte Continue Reading →

5 Considerations Before Buying Your Child a Pet

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Caring for animals is a big responsibility. This is why when children get to a certain age, they say it’s good for them to get a pet. It teaches them responsibility, it shows them how to put something else before themselves and it teaches them to think about something or someone else’s well being. How a child treats a pet can be very telling as to what kind of person they are going to be when they are older in terms of their relationships.

If you are considering getting a puppy or a kitten or some kind of animal for your child then there are a few things that you should consider before doing so.

Pet Insurance Plans for Dogs
Getting pet insurance plans for dogs, cats or any other animal is a very responsible thing to do. A lot of people feel like insurance in general is a scam and w Continue Reading →

New to Having a Cat? Here Are 7 Tips to Keeping Your Feline Healthy and Happy

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Do you have a cat? Americans are in love with their feline companions. It has been estimated that about 46.3 million households in the Unites States are home to at least one cat. If you are new to the world of cat companionship, there are some things you may need to know about pet health care.

  1. Get your pet chipped. Every year, at least ten million pets find their way to animal shelters. Without identification, only 14% of lost pets will ever get home. You can make it easier for someone to find you if your cat has been lost if you get them a chip. This is a painless procedure than can be done in just about any veter Continue Reading →

You Love Your Senior Dog, Keep Them Healthy and Happy Longer with These 7 Tips

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All people with pets love them. This is why Americans spend almost $20.5 billion every year on pet food, nearly $12.6 billion on pet supplies and over the counter medicine and another $13.6 billion on vet care. You have loved your dog since you brought them home as a puppy. The love people feel for their pets does not diminish as the pet ages, it might even grow as the bond between pet and pet owner grows. Most people think of their pets as members of the family. Senior dog care is a big deal around the country and there are things you can do to keep your senior dog healthy and happy longer.

  1. Get to know a local vet. It is importan Continue Reading →

Four Things You Heard Wrong About Pet Health Insurance

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If you consider your four-legged friend to be part of the family, you are in good company. Approximately 47% of American households have a dog or cat, and many of them view their furry family members the same as their two-legged family members.

If this is you, healthcare for pets might keep you up at night. Even though even though your pet is just as important to you as any human child, your health insurance provider doesn’t cover their care. You might have heard of puppy health insurance, but aren’t sure how pet insurance works. There is a lot of information on pet insurance online, but as any subject on the internet, you’ll find a lot of conflicting info that makes it hard to trust. If Continue Reading →

Vaccinations are Important In Your Pets Too

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Many Americans own some type of a pet. Pets are so common that a lot of families even own multiple pets. Owning a pet or owning multiple pets requires a lot of responsibility. You are responsible for the life of another living animal and you must provide them with water, food and medical care, when needed. Some pets are more common, like cats and dogs and others, like horses are not as common and may require more complex of medical care. It is important to understand the responsibility and everything that is involved with owning a pet prior to making that decision.

Animals, just like humans can carry and be susceptible to viruses and diseases. This is why, just like with humans, vaccinations are important and necessary. They are important in preventing disease and in preventing the spread Continue Reading →

Socialization Equals a Happier Puppy

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Americans prefer dogs by a wide margin. The actual figures are about 70% prefer dogs, while only 20% are cat lovers. While dog owners are in good company then, their beloved pets may not be. Only about 41% of dog owners have more than one dog. A puppy is of course a handful, but its behavior should not be the metric for determining if you can handle another dog. Dog breeders know that a puppy needs to be socialized to be truly happy and healthy.

When you leave for work, do you wonder what your dog gets up to while you are gone?The lives of our pets revolve around us, especially if they are confined indoors while we a Continue Reading →

Why You Can’t Afford to Not Cough up the Change for Dog or Cat Insurance Costs

Pet health

It goes without saying that pets are more than just animals that people own; they’re literally part of the family. Animals provide a level of unconditional love, trust, and comfort that’s unlike anything else in the world. Everyone can relate to the feeling of coming home after a long, hard day only to be greeted by the love of your pet. They don’t care what you’re wearing. What you look like. How bad you messed up at work. How much money you have or don’t have. In the loving eyes of your pet, none of that matters!

As such, it only makes sense to want to take care of your pet in the best way possible. Aside from providing them socialization, play, love, a health diet, and adequate exercise, pe Continue Reading →

Simple, Natural, and Easy Ways to Reduce Dry Skin on Cats Without Harsh Chemicals

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What do you think your body’s largest organ is? It’s not the brain, or the liver, or even the large intestine. But if you guessed the skin, then you’re absolutely right! Human skin is the body’s largest organ and plays an integral role in the health and well being of the body itself by protecting it from infection, regulating body temperature, and acting as a barrier to the outside world. The same goes for animals, though many species have the advantage of having an extra layer of fur.

Whether you have an autoimmune disorder such as eczema or psoriasis, naturally dry and sensitive skin, or the harsh conditions of winter cause your skin to look and feel more lackluster than normal, everyone knows the itchy, uncomfortable, and flat out frustrating feeling of dry skin all too well. Dry skin can make Continue Reading →

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