When you leave the house in the morning, your dog sits at the door, begging you not to leave. Or your cat sits in the front window and longingly watches you pull out of the driveway. When you return, your dog is back at the door waiting for you, and your cat is back in the window. Surely they didn’t spend the whole day in those spots, right?
Category Keeping your pet healthy
We hear everywhere about the negative affects of smoking on our family, friends, and anyone else around us, but what about secondhand smoke and pets? With cigarettes, it’s no secret that the smoke is toxic to your pets, But many smokers don’t realize the hidden danger that the secondhand smoke holds.
Having a human-animal bond with a pet is a special experience. Just seeing your pet’s reaction when you come home is enough to make you fall in love with your pet all over again. How do these bonds form, and if you’re not there yet with your pet, how do you get there? There are two types of new pet owners: those about to embark on pet ownership for the first time and those with previous experience.
Social media is turning into a part of our daily lives. While most people have at least one account that they check daily, more and more people have several. They also have a smart phone which allows them to always keep their social media close. For this reason, many people have started using social media to find lost pets, often with great results.
One of the scariest experiences you can have as a pet parent is to lose your animal. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, looked into how many pets get lost every year. The organization found that 15 percent of pet guardians had lost a dog or cat in the previous five years.
More and more pet owners have a question for veterinarians: What is pet insurance? Many will later ask if they need it, but before most can process that question, they want to know what pet insurance is and how it protects their dog, cat or other family pet. Pet insurance is a tool to help pet parents avoid a financial crisis due to unexpected veterinary expenses from accidents and illnesses.
Many pet parents feel like their animals are part of the family. Just like finding a babysitter we trust for our human babies, there comes a time when you need to find a pet sitter capable of caring for your furry babies. Here are a few tips to find the perfect person to take care of your pets when you're away from home.