Every dog owner’s worst nightmare is that their pooch develops a health problem. If it goes unnoticed for just long enough to turn into something more serious. These illnesses can sometimes do even permanent damage to your furry friend, and of course, treatments can come at a higher price.
Most dog owners realize that importance of hygiene for their pet’s health. However, they are unsure about many things, like how often should their pet be given a bath. This issue arises with every new dog you have because there are so many breeds that it is impossible to give a uniform answer to this seemingly simple question. There are several factors that will help you determine how often you should bathe your dog. read more
A sick cat is always something to check on especially if it is an infection that could affect a household – more so the ones with multiple pets. The URI or Upper Respiratory Infection is getting more and more common for cats. Also known as the cat flu, this infection can easily spread. read more
Dogs have long been known to be man’s best friend, and there’s a good reason for that.
Research has been done on the benefits to people of having sessions with a therapy dog in various settings, including in schools, nursing homes, and hospitals. The results show that dogs can reduce stress, improve social and academic skills and lower blood pressure, to name a few. What’s even more impressive is that people don’t even have to pet the dogs, simply being in their company is enough. Any dog can become a therapy dog, but they should be friendly so that they will be good with people and have a calm temperament for dealing with the various situations that being a therapy dog will put them in. It’s also essential that they’re in good health and well trained. read more
Having a pet brings a great deal of joy. They are providers of unconditional love—but it is also a great responsibility. As a pet owner, you have to take care of them and protect them in all situations. Unfortunately, not all people are kind-hearted, and some are likely to steal your lovely four-legged friend. Known as pet theft, this phenomenon seems to be on the rise worldwide. Targeting especially purebred cats and dogs, so they can fetch a thief thousands of dollars. read more
We all want the best for our pets, and if you’re like us, you might think that prevention is the best kind of medicine. Also, while there’s plenty of health discussion around avoiding wheat for your dogs, maintaining great dental health, and even switching out top pet food brands for chow with healthier ingredients, there aren’t a lot of people discussing probiotics for your dog. In this article, you’ll learn all about these wondrous bacteria, and why we think they’re an important daily supplement for your pup’s overall wellbeing. read more
Cats are amazing pets who love to cuddle with you. They are highly playful who gel with children as well, which makes them excellent family pets. Taking good care of their health plays a huge role in their overall well being and development. In order to keep them healthy and fit, we shall look at some excellent preventive measures of a number of common cat diseases. read more
Gum disease is very common in dogs. In fact, it is five times more likely to occur in dogs than in humans. Studies also show that more than 80 percent of dogs will have some form of gum disease by age three. And it’s not just what you see or smell that is alarming. The danger of gum disease can get deeper than that! Your pet depends so much on you, and it is only through you that they can stay away from health problems. Thus, knowing about the early signs of periodontal disease is something that every pet owner should know. read more
Fleas can bother both you and your pets, causing itchiness and irritated skin. If left uncontrolled, fleas will reproduce quickly and become an infestation that is extremely hard to deal with.
Ideally, you want to stop the pesky parasites before they can even get near you and your pets, by keeping them out of your house and out of your yard. read more
Tuna is often stereotyped as your pet cat’s staple food, and this is probably due to the cartoons we grew up watching. Almost every Tom and Jerry cartoon we grew up watching, Tom and his buddies’ food of choice was often tuna. But coming back to reality, is tuna suitable for cats? read more