If you're a member of one of the 38,900,000 households that owns a cat, you might already know about the potential dangers of foods and drinks that can harm your feline friend. However, you may not know that there are dozens of plants and flowers that can do permanent harm to your beloved pet.
You furry friend is a member of your family from the moment you bring them home. That's why it is so important to invest in quality veterinary care to ensure the livelihood of your pets. However, it is equally important to practice safe pet care during their everyday lives.
Approximately 46 million households in the United States own dogs, while almost 39 million own cats. However, some cat owners seem to be less attuned to their pets' health needs, probably because cats are more independent than dogs.
The importance of scheduling professional grooming appointments for your pets goes without saying, or it should. However, knowing how to prepare for those visits to the pet groomer can be tricky.
If you're one of the 46.3 million households that own a dog or the 39.9 million that own a cat, you probably already know the importance of brushing your pet regularly. Especially during these summer months, grooming is a preventative strike against shedding. However, professional grooming won't just help your carpets, but actually has even more benefits for your pet's health.
More than 46 million households in the U.S. own dogs, and more than 38 million own cats, but unfortunately, the number of owners who take their pets to a professional grooming service is far less than those figures.
More than 46 million households own dogs and more than 38 million own cats. With so many pet owners, it makes sense that high quality pet health care is in high demand.
More than 46 million households own dogs, and it makes sense that owners want to care for them to the best of their abilities. However, quality veterinary care can often be expensive, and a drain on your wallet.
You've only got one body, so it's important to take care of it. While you may be hyper-focused on your own health, it's also important to remember that the same goes for your pet! Good pet health care is the key to your pet living a long, healthy, and happy life. Here are six rules you should be following to ensure that you're providing high quality pet health care.
Over 46 million households in the United States own dogs, and over 38 million own cats. Unfortunately, many pet owners don't groom their pet often enough to promote good health and a happy lifestyle. Not sure why you should be grooming your pet regularly? Here are four reasons you should beautify your furry friend on a regular basis.
Visits to pet hospitals and veterinary practices can take a major toll on the stress levels of your pets. Considering the vet panic that over 46 million dog owners and 38 million cat owners have to deal with, practicing stress reduction for pets could mean the difference between a terrible experience and a smooth visit. Here are four tips to help you make your vet visits less stressful for your pet, and yourself.
Ask any of the 38.9 million households that have cats in the United States, and they'll tell you that their feline friends are more than just pets, they're family. But unlike fellow humans, your cat shouldn't help themselves to everything on your plate. In fact, some foods can affect cats' digestive systems in negative ways, causing vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. If these conditions aren't treated, they can lead to serious complications down the line.
Dogs are notorious for their peckish appetites and tendency to eat pretty much anything that enters their peripheral vision. But while your pooch might have an adventurous appetite, it isn't in his/her favor to taste every tidbit they find on the floor (or table, for that matter). In fact, many of the seemingly harmless foods humans commonly ingest are toxic to dogs on small and large levels, and have the potential to kill your precious pup.
It's no doubt that the collective 84.9 million households that own cats and dogs in the United States love their pets to pieces. In fact, many treat their fur babies as they would their children, forgoing conventional parenthood for a life of laps in the park and pets and purrs. However, recent research shows that pet owners might be pampering kitties and pooches a little too much.
Your dog isn't just your pet -- she's your best friend and your companion for life. And even when your dog is old and gray, they will always be a puppy in your eyes. However, to make sure your pooch lives out the rest of their years as happy and healthy as possible, as your dog begins to age, it's important to adjust their lifestyle accordingly.
There's nothing quite as rewarding as animal ownership. Ask the 46.3 million households who own dogs and they'll tell you that canine companions can change your life. And while these furry and fun creatures are a great addition to almost every home, owning a dog means taking on quite a bit of responsibility.
Everyone loves Garfield: the lovable, grumpy, fat cat. And while fat cats might be a cute idea, the health implications that come with cat obesity are not cute at all. Just like in humans, overweight and obese cats are more prone to chronic health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, premature death and more.
Cats are certainly elusive creatures. They reside in 38.9 million households across the United States. Yet, unlike dogs who reside in 46.3 million American households, it can be extremely difficult to gauge how they feel. Sure, you can take your cat to your local pet hospital to see a veterinary technician and they can tell you about the status of your pet's health, but those things still don't reveal much about what makes felines tick -- or purr, for that matter.
Humans aren't the only ones with allergies. In fact, allergic conditions are relatively common among dogs. If you think that your dog is suffering from any allergic reactions or skin conditions due to allergies, it's important that you get them to a pet dermatologist at a pet hospital as soon as possible.
If you live in one of the 46.3 million households that own a dog, you probably already have a relationship with a veterinary practice. This is essential for updating your dog's immunizations, checking up on his or her health, and protecting against disease and other health conditions.
The American Kennel Club released its rankings of the nation's most popular purebred dogs in 2015. The rankings were based on the number of puppies and other newly registered dogs.
The kids have been asking for awhile; the mom has been keeping an eye out; the dad has been considering it; and now the time has arrived: a puppy will be added to the family! Getting a puppy is such a great experience in so many ways. Their unconditional love and affection will be great to come home to and the children will learn how to care for something.
If you have a pet and take it for its recommended biannual checks ups, you might think that you know a little bit about vets. However, you likely don't know enough. Whether it's surgical services for pets or a simple pet grooming, vets would like to clear a few things.
Everywhere you look, there are headlines regarding America's ever-growing obesity epidemic. But recently, some of these headlines have been devoted to our favorite furry friends. According to recent statistics 52.7% of U.S. dogs are obese or overweight. That means half of the 46 million plus households across the country own a dog with a little extra pudge. And while a chunky chihuahua or pudgy Pomeranian might sound adorable, the consequences of dog obesity are anything but.
A recent strain of dog flu has been reported to be spreading through the Western region of the United States. In Seattle, health officials reported that tests confirmed that 80-90 dogs in a local kennel and doggie daycare facility developed the respiratory illness during the month of December.
Winter is now in full swing, and as temperatures continue to plummet, it's important to think about the well-being of your pets. Whether you have a dog, cat, or both, the harsh winter conditions can prove dangerous, even for critters with long-haired fur coats.
Winter is upon us, and for the 46 million households in the United States with dogs, that means it's time to start thinking about winter grooming. While it may just seem like an aesthetic component of having an animal, pet grooming is an integral part of pet health care, and helps keep your dog happy and healthy, with less unnecessary trips to your veterinary practice or pet hospital.
The holidays are a wonderful time of the year for humans and animals alike. There are 46 million households that own dogs and 38 million households that own cats, and chances are these critters will be waking up Christmas morning with a sizable milk bone or catnip bundle under the tree.
Has your dog or cat lost its appetite recently? This happens to many pet owners, and is often a cause for concern. And rightfully so. According to veterinarian Ted Morris, a pet who isn't eating could be dealing with a number of concerns, from minor problems to serious illnesses.