ArchivesTag : Pets
Summer is here again, and it’s time for you to make sure your furry friend won’t get overheated. Animals tend to get easily overheated, especially if you own a long-haired pet.
In the summer heat, safety is key, particularly if you run errands and have a habit of leaving your pet in the car or even when your pet plays by themselves in the backyard.Full Story
While we all love our furry friends, it is important not to throw common sense out the window when handling them – despite their cute and cuddly faces!
Although it is not too common, pets can be carriers of disease. Be especially wary if your dog or cat spends a lot of time outdoors or if you have children in the household, and always wash your hands before touching your face or eating after petting.Full Story
There are a lot of misconceptions about the Sphynx cat- throughout history, the Sphnx has been the butt of many jokes due to its odd alien-like features. However, for some Sphnx lovers, their congenial demeanor keeps them wanting more!Full Story
Cats are usually pretty self-sufficient at grooming themselves, given their coarse tongues and flexible bodies. And while excessive cleaning can strip the natural oils from the skin that are essential for a healthy coat, some cats may require an occasional bath, sometimes just two or three times a year.Full Story
I can’t tell you how many times I have thought about planning a trip only to think, “Oh wait, what about Atticus” (my beloved dog). If you’re like me, I love taking my dog on trips, but sometimes attractions are nixed because they are not “dog-friendly”.Full Story
Arthritis is a disease that continues to get worse as your pet ages and the affected joints become inflamed. The cartilage in the joint is slowly destroyed by everyday wear and tear and once it gets to a certain point, the body begins to help further the destruction.Full Story
It is estimated that 3.7 million shelter animals were euthanized in the United States in 2008. That number may be even higher, as animal care and control agencies are not uniformly required to maintain statistics.
However, animal activists and welfare organizations such as the ASPCA alike agree that the estimate (based on previous studies from the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy) is far too great, and impulsivity and ignorance on behalf of pet buyers may be to blame.Full Story
Just about every dog I have come across has had bad breath. Sometimes it is mildly offensive while other times I want to run away screaming! It is no wonder that dogs have this problem since they cannot brush their teeth on a daily basis like we do. You might notice that your dog has bad breath only in certain circumstances like after they eat or right after they have woken up. Or, your dog might have bad breath all the time.Full Story
Adopting any new pet is an important decision. When adopting a cat though, common misconceptions occur, such as thinking that they are all similar in shape and size. Actually, there are some important differences amongst breed and gender that must be considered before introducing a new feline friend into your life.Full Story
Common sense tells me that cats and dogs have a hard time getting along, hence the phrase “fighting like cats and dogs”. Lately, I have seen some of the cutest and funniest photos of this “unlikely pair”, cuddling, canoodling and wrestling around, and there is even a book out now to promote the ability to get along with other “personality traits” aptly named ‘Frenemies: Cats, Dogs and the Lessons in Getting Along’.Full Story