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…)
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…)
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.
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Owning a pet can be a lot of responsibility. You are responsible for the life of a living being, including their feeding, watering, and the healthcare for pets. Pet care entails a lot of things. You must ensure that your pet receives their yearly vaccinations and medications. You must take them in for their yearly checkups. You must also decide when a vet visit is appropriate, when they are ill or injured. Just like in humans, there are many health problems that a pet can experience. Obesity and excessive weight are one of the most common types of health concerns. The following tips can reduce the weight of your pet and put them in a healthier weight limit.
Change their diet. Choosing the cheapest pet food option is never the best strategy. A lot of the cheaper brands of food co (more…)
Experts believe that dogs can laugh, even if we are not able to distinguish it from a typical pant. Just looking at what their personality can bring to your family, it is not hard to imagine. It also speaks to why we value pet care when are animals are part of the family. Pet care services have risen to an all time high with over 3.2 billion dollars spent nationwide in recent years. Pet owners are enjoying the offerings that have spread across the country, including pet day care and improved dog boarding facilities.
To find the best facility for your pet, including dog boarding kennels in your area, you can perform some initial research to find the right doggy day care or overnight accommodations. First, you may want to talk to your f (more…)
Any individual who owns a pet of any sort is well aware of how valuable a pet can be in a person’s life. The companionship, loyalty, and simple joys that pets can offer their owners is often considered to be unmatched by anything else. So when it comes to the health and well being of their pet, most owners want to be able to provide them with the best services available.
Much like most people have a primary physician for their medical needs, pet owners will find a veterinarian to provide their pet with the health services they need. It is also essential for most pet owners to ensure that their pet receives proper care while they are not home, which is why there are often services for doggie day care near medical facilities for pet (more…)
There are plenty of health issues dogs can face throughout their lives. Some dog health issues are breed specific, while others can affect any dog as they get on in years. It is best, before you make the big decision to adopt a dog, to do your reading and your research ahead of time. Know what responsibilities you will have and what you can expect when it comes to future pet health issues.
Take it from someone who did not do as much research as he should have. Just under a year ago, I adopted a lovely white pitbull-terrier mix. She was just over a year old at the time, and the pinnacle of healthy. Boy, was I surprised to find out the variety of pet health issues that a pitbull can have.
1. Sensitive Stomach
My little pooch cannot eat any old food. No, she gets lethargic, refuses to eat, and makes messes al (more…)
Did you know that the origins of amputating dog tails goes back to early Roman times, when writer Lucius Columella asserted that the practice prevented rabies? Today, we know this is myth rather than fact, although tail amputation remains prevalent in some circles. When you own a dog, it is important that you make sure your pet is healthy in order for it to stay happy. Here are three dog health issues you might find yourself dealing with.
1. Genetic Conditions
Purebred dogs, because they are bred from small, selective breeding pools, often have genetic conditions that can impact their quality of life. Approximately 70% of Doberman pinchers, for example, are genetic carriers for or have Von Willebrand’s disease, which is a bleeding disorder. Hip issues like dysplasia are also common amon (more…)
Dog health issues are the worry of many a pet owner. At least, they should be. They have to be, considering the problems most dogs are born with. Deafness, blindness, and muscle problems are all things that some dogs are just born with. That is why a dog owner must take serious consideration of the dog they bring home, and whether or not they will be able to care for them.
Not only should dogs be carefully though about, but most pets. Pet health issues range from the smallest of colds to crippling diseases, and in some worst cases, cancer. Yet with pets, it is very difficult to ascertain what is wrong with them without taking them to a doctor. That can get expensive very quickly, and some people just are not ready to invest that much in a pet.
It is sad that with health issues dogs, cats, and other pets, (more…)