Did you know that a healthy cat should only develop hairballs once or twice a year? This is according to the executive director of The CATalyst Council, Dr. Jane Brunt. Although often looked upon as a normal occurrence, the constant development of hairballs in your cat could indicate serious health complications. So serious, in fact, that every April 26th, we celebrate National Hairball Awareness Day, a day designed to create awareness about these seemingly normal but life-threatening occurrences.
When it comes to taking care of our lovable four-legged babies, we need to make sure that we are giving them the right nutrition for their health. This is why we should be choosing the best brand pet food that will support their development and immune system. Feeding your pets is one way of showing your care and love for them. Careful consideration when picking what food is best for your pets is a good way to keep them happy and healthy. read more
A conscious animal, capable of love and creating friendly relationships; can be devoid of these sensibilities by enduring pain, fear, anger, and anxiety instead. For a bird that could fly in the open, is locked up in a cage like a showpiece. While a dog meant for a cold region, it is domesticated in a hot, rugged environment where it is kept indoors in AC. Even a horse that grazes in open pastures of land is fed twice a day causing him gastric ulcers. Animal cruelty can take place in many forms. As a matter of fact, while reading this, another animal is being abused, neglected, slaughtered and or abandoned. What does it take to create a protective environment for animals and prevent it from occurring? read more
It’s the worst nightmare for many pet owners. What do you do if your little furry friend somehow slips away and gets lost? Finding them can feel impossible, no matter how much you comb the streets, put up posters, and call on neighbors. Even if you think you’ve taken every precaution not to lose your pet, accidents can happen. You might find yourself in this situation. read more
Not all that a human can eat your pets can eat. Some foods we eat are not fit for your pets.
What foods shouldn’t you feed your pets?
Can you feed your dog any food from the table? Can that favorite food you enjoy hurt your furry partners? Perhaps some foods we eat out pets can eat as well. But what makes the food toxic for pets is either the food itself or the ingredients. read more
In both war and peace, humans, especially soldiers have always had a trustworthy, loyal and extremely helpful partner by their side. But that companion wasn’t a dog as you might think. Horses have been helping us with traveling, farming, having fun, competing and even with fighting when a need for it occurred. So, we’ve obviously been together for a long time but have we treated our horses and cared for them as we should have? At most times yes, which doesn’t mean it was an easy and simple task at all. read more
Looking after your pup can be a really taxing, potentially expensive and definitely non-stop job. Even though it may seem like dogs are largely self-sufficient and don’t need an especially large amount of care, there are actually all sorts of things that you need to do to make sure your friend lives a happy and healthy life. One of the most common sources of discomfort and unhappiness amongst dogs, no matter how well looked after they are, is itchiness. read more
Bully sticks for dogs are popular treats. It can take even the strongest chewer some time to finish off a bully stick. These are a great (and low cost!) natural babysitter.
Even better, bully sticks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors. You’ll always have something new to keep treat time interesting and fun for your pup. read more
Most people love nothing more than snuggling into bed at the end of a long day. While your dog may seem happy to nap anywhere, most dogs love having their own comfy bed to snuggle into at the end of the day. In fact, choosing the right dog bed to suit your dog’s size, breed, and personality is one of the top tips on how to keep your pet happy. read more
Regardless of how old they get, dogs always remain a pet parent’s little bundle of joy. No parent can see their pooch in an upsetting situation. However, age does catch up in dogs too, making room for degenerative ailments like dog dementia, which can severely affect their mental and physical wellbeing. Therefore, such ailments are better diagnosed early. read more