“You are what you eat” doesn’t just apply to people; it applies to all living creatures. High-quality food leads to a longer, healthier life—and that’s what makes pet owners seek out high-quality pet food for their pets. This is especially true with cats, since they are obligate carnivores with very specific dietary needs.
A new puppy is an exciting addition to a family. The big brown eyes, the warm puppy belly, the constant crying at night. Wait—what? Puppies, although adorable and lovable little bundles of fur, will whine. It is inevitable. You settle down to sleep after putting your puppy in his crate and begin to drift off to dreamland when suddenly, it begins. He’s screaming, whining, crying. What did you do wrong?
"It is just a rabbit, why are you so sad?" I heard in the previous days. "You can get another one, what's your problem?"
I think we should start off by saying I'm a completely terrible person. Here I am praising the Photo Ark and my cover photo isn't even from the Photo Ark. I should be permanently cut-off from society in a large metal box with just enough food to survive but not near enough to be happy.
As someone who grew up with cats, cat litter was always a staple in my household. I saw litters of every kind come and go. From massive boxes of clay that I could barely lift with my scrawny arms to fancy, Fabreeze infused litters that gave me a headache and, of course, "miracle" lightweight litter that gave off more dust than could possibly be safe for any creature to inhale. Despite my misgivings about litter, and it's annoying habit of ending up all over my apartment, I always felt that it was a necessary aspect of owning a cat. Little did I realize there was a cost-effective, biodegradable solution that I could be using! I'm talking about wood pellets.
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to work with animals in one way or another. Currently, I am a senior pre-veterinary student at the University of Connecticut, so clearly the medicine aspect won out. However, animal behavior was a close second. I really enjoy learning the personalities of different animals, and the best ways to react to and train them. Dogs and the differences between their breeds especially interest me, because every breed has some significant differences to learn about. These differences make them best suited for different types of families, and it's best to do your diligent research before deciding on an animal to add to your family.
When we adopt a cute little puppy or kitten, we generally are not thinking that at some point that puppy or kitten is going to become a senior citizen and require special care and pampering. But, the fact is dogs and cats have a much shorter life span than their human companions.
My boyfriend and I adopted our very first cat that either of us have ever had. We have both grown up with having dogs in our household so we sort of assumed that owning a two-month-old kitten would be the same as owning a two-month-old puppy. Oh boy were we wrong! No movie, show, or video could prepare us first hand on what was to come, so here are five things I’ve learned about owning a cat.
When it comes to health, humans and dogs have similar needs. Both humans and canines do best with a lot of aerobic exercise and mental stimulation. Both also tend to be happiest and healthiest when they have companionship, love, and affection. However, the biggest factor that plays into health will always be nutrition.