It is a fact that many families own pets, and sleeping with them is really not unusual in most countries. Interestingly, a survey carried out by the American Pet Products Association recently showed that 62% of small dogs, 41% of medium-sized dogs, and 32% of large dogs sleep in their owner’s bed. More so, the survey showed that 62% of cats sleep with their adult owners, while 13% sleep with the children.
When we talk about our pets, there’s no doubt we feel the ethereal love and compassion we inevitably carry. As natural parents, dogs are like the children we’ll never be able to communicate with, but it doesn’t mean we can’t learn to understand them. As time goes by, we start to comprehend when they are feeling ecstatic, happy or blue. Eventually, we develop a sixth sense that tells us when things are not okay. read more
I’m sure you already had an upset stomach before. The first thing you probably tried was some ginger ale, or cracker, or maybe Pepto-Bismol to settle down your tummy. But do you know what the best thing to do when your furry friend is suffering from some digestive issues is? As a dog owner, I understand when doggie is experiencing an upset tummy, he will naturally start to eat grass. For us, humans, it may seem like abnormal behavior, and we may wonder what is so delicious about that grass, but for dogs, it can reduce discomfort when the tummy is feeling sick. read more
Most likely the first animals to be domesticated by early man, dogs haven’t been dubbed “man’s best friend” for no reason. Hundreds of millions of households around the world share their home with at least one dog. In addition to that, countless millions of canines are considered “free-range,” meaning they roam streets and neighborhoods around the world. read more
Taking your pet regularly to the vet is praiseworthy; as you are responsibly taking care of your furry (or winged/scaled) friend. However, we are not always able to instantly take our pet to the doctor’s office once an incident occurs. There are so many things one could do to help the animal in the meantime. Also, there are plenty of situations that you can resolve on your own, without expert help; you’ll just need some professional equipment. To this end, and without further ado, here is a list of all the essentials for your pet first aid kit. read more
It’s true that warm and sunny weather brings joy to everyone. However, it also brings certain concerns especially when we talk about a dog’s health.
Lyme disease in dogs is definitely one of the most common diseases that cause symptoms in only 10% of affected dogs. read more
Dogs of all ages, breeds, shapes, and sizes have a need to chew. They explore the world around them with their mouths, just like we explore ours with our hands. This is why every dog should always have a chew toy to fulfill this need instead of chewing other items you have in your home. read more
Lupus is a serious condition that does not only happen to humans but also to some animals, especially dogs. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body produces antibodies to attach varying organs, as well as cells and tissues.
It is definitely heartbreaking to find out that your precious dog has lupus. Worst, realize it too late. While it’s not a good habit to obsess about the possibility of your pets developing a serious disease, it’s also not a bad idea to educate yourself about various health problems in dogs and find out how they can be prevented or cured. read more
Cats get sick from time to time.
But what can you do against it? How should you treat your kitty when she is walking around coughing, sneezing and simply not feeling well?
In the past, L-Lysine has been considered a valid supplement for kitties to strengthen their immune system. Today we’ll take a closer look at L-Lysine and tell you what you need for when your cat gets sick. read more
Fleas are complete trouble for any cat or dog and their owner so it’s important to find a viable flea treatment that works instantly. Capstar tablets are among the fastest-acting flea control solutions on the market. It is accessible to treat all dogs and cats that are over one month old and over 2 pounds. read more