Playing is fun, but a pet owner's primary responsibility is to monitor their pet's health and look out for medical problems.
The myth that a year in a dog's life is equivalent to seven years in humans has been dispelled.
Scientists have dispelled the myth that one year of a dog's life would be equivalent to seven years of a man's life and found that young specimens are "older" than previously thought.
How Do Pets In Your Bed Affect Your Sleep?
A large number of people in America sleep with their pets in their beds. Sometimes, they feel like they are a part of the family and deserve a spot on the bed. Other times, they simply cannot get their pets to get out of their bed.
Why Walking is Good for Your Dog's Health
Whether the sun is out or you will have to bundle up to face the wind and cold weather, the truth is that walking your dog can be very good for the two of you. Even though there are going to be days when you would prefer to stay inside in front of the television, the truth is that you should find time every day to get some fresh air with your dog.
8 Simple Rules to Protect Your Pet from Waterborne Diseases
The number of waterborne disease outbreaks associated with recreational water use has more than tripled in the last few years. When preparing for outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and backpacking, most outdoor enthusiasts think about the risk of snake bites, animal attacks, or physical injuries that could occur in the wilderness. Did you know that your exposure to waterborne or foodborne illness or disease is actually a higher risk than that of physical injury or animal attacks? Did you know that your pet or animal companion is at just as much risk of contracting a waterborne illness as you are?
The Importance of Rest
This year, I have decided to take a leaf out of my dogs' book. Hours at a time, he relaxes guilt-free and warm - unshackled by responsibility and worry. I would like some of that feeling myself and thus, I must learn from him. Here I summerise my new year's resolution in three lessons from my gorgeous canine!
My Dog Swallowed a Plastic Squeaker From Her Toy This Morning
I hadn’t even finished my first cup of coffee. I was sitting at the kitchen table when I heard one of my pugs making loud chewing noises behind me. Looking closer, I saw it; one of those round plastic squeakers that they sew into dog toys sticking half out of her mouth.
30 Forbidden Foods for Dogs and Cats
Pets are considered family members, so they are treated as such even when it comes to food. If you also have a companion and you are used to treating it with small portions of what you consume, you should reconsider this aspect. The bodies of dogs and cats do not have systems that metabolize certain substances in some foods, so they do them more harm than good.
What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome cat or cat skin fragility disorder?
Cats brought into the world with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or cat skin fragility disorder. It's a hereditary condition where collagen doesn't frame accurately, making the skin more flexible and fragile than it should and tear without any problem.
The Hard Parts of Raising Goats
The day before Thanksgiving started like any other Wednesday. I was home getting things done before the holidays. The boys were with their grandmother and Neal was at work. I got into a rhythm with my writing and was typing away until ten in the morning. I usually try to feed the animals sooner than that, but I was on a roll and didn't want to quit.
How to Manage Weight of Your Pet Dog?
When owners bring their dogs to the vet, the last thing they expect to hear is that their pets are overweight or obese. Obesity is a serious problem that parents of most animals do not want to deal with. This is disappointing as it can lead to much worse health problems later.
5 Effective Supplements for Arthritis in Dogs
These days Arthritis is very common amongst all the dogs as they age, the most common reason behind it is they live longer than ever now. The delicate signs of arthritis or joint pain are not that easy for dog owners or parents to detect. In fact, dogs generally hide their joint pain and discomfort too. Many times, arthritis or joint pain is not detected by dog owners or parents or for that matter by vets until the pain has become worse. It is a worsening disease that causes a lot of pain, loss of agility and also, decreases the quality of life in dogs. There are many types of arthritis dogs can develop and those are septic arthritis, spinal stenosis arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis, and spondylosis.
Made For Them, Bad For Them
Pet stores are huge these days. Aisle after aisle there are so many choices for foods, treats, toys, beds, supplements, etc., how do you know what to choose?