When to Go to the Animal Hospital A Pet Owner’s Guide

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Americans love pets. 46,300,00 households own at least one dog and 38,900,000 own cats. But for as popular as animals are, Americans are not always the best at caring for them. Oh sure, they spend ample amount of money on their animals, even during the height of the recession, American’s spending on their pets did not wane. But the lack of knowledge about proper animal care is a pervasive issue.
One common question is what would require a trip to the animal hospital for emergency vet services. Is it a bee sting? A limp? Some Americans will bring their pets to the veterinary emergency center for the smallest issues, whereas some will ignore even the most blatan (more…)

How to Care for Your Laying Hens Rollaway Nest Boxes and More

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Did you just start to raise chickens? Whether you’re doing so to provide your family and friends with fresh, wholesome eggs, or because you’re starting a business, you may be interested in rollout next boxes. These nesting boxes are easy to assemble and are the best chicken nesting boxes available.

If you currently have little chicks, they will usually begin to start laying eggs when they’re about 5 to 6 months old. Once they begin to lay their eggs, you may have 200 to 300 a year per chicken.. This does depend on the breed of hen that you have, however.

If you’re planning to raise a yard full of chickens, you may be interested to know that laying hens will need a 12 x 12 inch box when it comes time for them to begin laying eggs. When figuring out how many nest boxes you may need, 4 to 5 hens will feel (more…)

What is Equine Infectious Anemia?

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A horse is one of the most majestic animals in existence. You want to do everything you can to take proper care of your horses. Therefore, you will want to be aware of a virus known as equine infectious anemia. In this post, you will what EIAV is, the symptoms of this disease, and treatment options.

What is Equine Infectious Anemia?

Anemia is a condition that halts the production of red blood cells. These cells are vital for a body staying in healthy condition. Equine infectious anemia can sometimes be known as horse malaria. The main carrier of this virus is a horsefly. Less than half of a teaspoon of blood from a horse with an extreme case of this virus can spread to 10,000 other horses.

What are the Symptoms of Equine Infectious Anemia Virus?

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Making Your Life Easier As a Dog Owner by Using Doggy Waste Stations

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Do you have a pet dog at home? Keeping a pet at home can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of life, and for many people, there is no better bet than a pet dog. Dogs are generally docile, friendly and obedient animals which can make for great pets due to their faithfulness and for the great companionship that they can provide, and for this reason, quite a large percentage of the population in the country has pet dogs at home. If you do have a pet dog at home, it is likely that you already know that in this situation, you have to assume the role of more or less of parent, and take the best care you can of your pet dog. There are a lot of products available on the market that can make your life with your pet dog a lot more rewarding, help you take care of your pet dog more efficiently, and also t (more…)

Happy and Healthy Pets Mean Happy Homes

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We love our pets but sometimes we wish they came with instruction booklets. We want to take the best possible care of them but it can be difficult to figure out. Luckily, there’s a lot of information out there, and you can get good advice on nearly all aspects of pet care. There are a few basic things that all pet parents should know, about food, water, exercise, and safety. It’s always a good idea to keep an emergency vet number handy even though you may never need to use it. Most of all, you should pay attention to what your pets are telling you.

Pets are your family
Pet ownership is at an all time high, with 46.3 million households ownin (more…)

Why You Should Consider a Pet Health Insurance Plan

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Adopting a new dog is always exciting. Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog. Whether it’s an older dog or still just a puppy, dogs provide unconditional love to their families and deserve the same in return. One big way to show your dog how much it means to you is to look into pet insurance plans for dogs. Pet insurance plans for dogs vary in cost and coverage, but you can rest assured that pet insurance plans for dogs will protect your dog in the case of an injury or illness. That reassurance can be crucial for your peace of mind and allow you to relax while your dog live its life to the fullest.

One thing you may want to look into before deciding on pet insurance plans for dogs is the health of dog breeds. Some breeds are naturally healthier than others, while (more…)

Maintaining Cat Health

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If you’re a cat owner, you understand the importance of maintaining your cat’s health. With about 76.43 million cats, the U.S. has more felines than any other country. Routine checkups with your cat’s vet are vital in order for your cat to live a full life. Cat health can be measured in many different ways. If you notice differences in your cat’s mood or behavior, it may be a sign that something is off. For example, if your cat is usually very active and energetic and one day becomes slow and lethargic, it’s probably a signal that something isn’t right. If you feel as though your cat’s health is declining, it may be a good idea to invest in a lifetime pet insurance plan that will cover any illnesses or accidents that m (more…)

Focus on Being There for Your Pets–Purchase Pet Insurance for Peace of Mind

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You love your pet, so you want to do everything you can to protect your animals health. Whether you have a puppy or an older dog, a kitten or an older cat, it’s a good idea to obtain pet insurance.

You may be interested to know that pet owners in the United States purchase spend the following on their pets every year:

    Pet food: $20.46 billion
    Pet supplies and over-the-counter medicines: $12.56 billion
    Veterinary care: $13.59 billion

In addition to the above, pet owners also purchase toys, bedding, and other accessories for their pets. Since your pets are considered to be part of the family, it’s not unusual for them to have several bins of belongings.

There are 46.3 million households in the United States that have a dog. Interesting to note is that the Unit (more…)

Pet Insurance Plans Have Wellness Options

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When you’re searching the Internet for pet insurance plans, you will probably encounter a few of them. When it comes to taking the best care possible of your pet, you’re going to want an insurance plan that will cover emergencies such as sudden illnesses or accidents.

During your Internet search, you will probably encounter a number of pet insurance company reviews. After you’ve determined which firms look promising, you’ll want to contact the them directly. At that time, you will be able to ask specific questions about the pet insurance process as well as the cost of this coverage.

It is also important to determine what the pet insurance company covers. In general, pet insurance plans do not cover pre-existing co (more…)

4 Ways to Avoid Going Broke Over Vet Bills

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Owning a pet takes a lot of responsibility and care. When you first think about getting a cat or a dog, you only picture the fun times the two of you will have, playing around together. However, the first time you have to take them to a vet clinic, you might realize that it’s not all fun and games. Regular visits to an animal hospital or veterinary clinic can be extremely expensive, never mind if you needed to to see an emergency vet. However, just because it’s costly doesn’t mean that you have to forego having a pet. Here are a few ways that you can make those visits to the vet clinic a little more affordable.

Pet Insurance
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