Currently, people in the United States own about 70 to 80 million dogs and 74 to 96 million cats. Since these animals are usually beloved family members, it’s important to ensure that they are happy and healthy. While PetFinder.com conducted a recent poll that found many people give their dogs and cats Christmas gifts, taking them to the veterinarian for regular wellness check-ups, heartworm preventative treatments, and heartworm tests are some of the greatest gifts that they can give.
Dogs and Hearthworm Disease
It’s been estimated that one million dogs test positive for heartworm disease every year. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this disease is caused by a parasitic worm. When a dog is bit by a mosquito, these worms are able to enter their blood Continue Reading →
If you’re looking for a way to get your pet more engaged and active, it’s not a bad idea to check out dog exercise equipment and agility training courses. It doesn’t have to be an official course –
you can purchase obstacles for dogs and set them up in your backyard. You can also visit a dog park where they may already have agility equipment set up, which can also give them the chance to interact with other dogs. Even though dogs between the ages of a year and a half to four years will need more exercise than older dogs, if they’re too young, certain types of exercise or agility training can hurt growing joints. Let’s get into the benefits of agility training, where you can find obstacles for dogs or other pet exercise equipment, Continue Reading →
In the United States, there are over 46 million households that have 1 or more dogs as pets. In fact, recent figures indicate that 37% to 47% of all households in America have a dog. While many dog owners will walk their pets around the neighborhood, others are fortunate to have a local dog park where they can play.
The Trust for Public Lands’ 2016 report stated that almost every major city in the United States has a dog park. Some cities may have more, along with other areas where dogs are able to run, play, and interact with other canines. Many neighborhoods are “dog-friendly,” and it isn’t unusual to see dogs being welcomed into a variety of stores, including restaurants, complete with jars of treats for good behavior.
When it comes to dogs receiving enough exercise, dog breeders have a variety o Continue Reading →
You likely have your own special morning routine. Brushing your teeth is one of the most important parts of anyone’s day. However, it is hard to know how healthy your dog’s teeth are. Over 46 million houses contain dogs which show how loved these animals are. Of course, these animals can’t directly communicate any teeth problems. Therefore, owners are encouraged to regularly monitor the dental health of their pet to help avoid pet surgery. In this post, you will learn how to ensure your dog’s teeth are in great shape.
Choose the Right Chewable Treats: If your dog seems to always be chewing on a treat, that isn’t a bad thing. A dog spending time on chewing a rawhide is helping their teeth. A treat, like a rawhide, can scrape collected plague off of a dog’s teeth w Continue Reading →
Americans are well known for loving their pets. We spend $20.4 billion every year on pet food, $12.56 billion on pet supplies and over the counter medications and $13.59 billion on vet care. There are more cats in the Unites States than in any other country. We have about 76.43 million of them. About 46% of all American homes have at least one dog. We clearly love our animals. For many of us, the idea of how pet insurance works remains a mystery. That is too bad because vet bills can be very expensive.
Now some people are suggesting employers offer pet health insurance plans for their employees. HR Diveandnbsp;took a look at the question and spoke to the CEO and cofounder of Healthy Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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.