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How to Lower the Cost of Owning a Sick Pet

Anyone who owns a pet like a dog or a cat often thinks that their furry or feline friend is part of the family and will do what they can to look after them and keep them healthy. Pets are just like any other member of the family, they sometimes get sick and need either short-term care or sometimes longer term medication and rehabilitation to keep them as well as possible. This can quickly add up to a big bill for pet owners, so it makes sense to try... [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Dog Obedience Training Tips

If you don’t train puppies to behave at an early age, it can be harder to as they get older. While you can certainly teach an old dog new tricks, it is much easier to do when they are young. There are a number of methods to train puppies to be more obedient. When it comes down to it, you could be living in a pig pen if you don’t do things like train your new dog to go to the bathroom outside and not chew on the furniture. Also, training... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips for Teaching Children to Play Nice With Animals

It’s only natural that children would be drawn to animals. Whether they’re soft, fluffy, and adorable or scaly and immersed in water, animals can provide hours of amusement for curious kids who are trying to understand the myriad ways in which the world works. And yet, their natural penchant for adventure and exploration doesn’t necessarily bode well for the health and safety of pets in your home. Kids are prone to pull, poke, and... [Continue Reading]

Why Having Pets will make your Kids more Responsible

If you’re looking to allow your children to be more responsible, you should consider giving them a pet.  Pets – whether mice or horses – will equip you children with key skills related to becoming more responsible. Here are 3 main reasons why giving your children a pet could make them more responsible. Having a Pet is like having a Job Pet ownership is, to a large extend, a long-term job in which you need to learn time... [Continue Reading]

The Top Unexpected Costs of Owning a Family Pet

Despite your pet bringing you and your family a great number of benefits, there are a lot of hidden costs to having a pet. If you haven’t done enough research, you could end up in serious trouble because you can’t afford something that’s vital to your pet’s wellbeing.  Here are three of the most unexpected costs related to owning a family pet. Maintaining Your Fish Tank Although most fish themselves are relatively... [Continue Reading]

The Top Unexpected Costs of Owning a Family Pet

Despite your pet bringing you and your family a great number of benefits, there are a lot of hidden costs to having a pet. If you haven’t done enough research, you could end up in serious trouble because you can’t afford something that’s vital to your pet’s wellbeing.  Here are three of the most unexpected costs related to owning a family pet. Maintaining Your Fish Tank Although most fish themselves are relatively... [Continue Reading]

How to Introduce Your New Dog to Your Existing Pets

Welcoming a new dog into the home can be a daunting experience, especially if there are other pets waiting to meet the new arrival. Thus, it is important to first understand the best way to introduce a new dog to existing pets within the home. Such consideration will bring minimum disruption to the animals within the home and will help to socialise the new addition to the family. Introducing a New Dog to an Existing Dog We have to understand that... [Continue Reading]

Teaching Kids to Protect and Care for Their Animals

As most adults are well aware, bringing a pet home is a huge responsibility. And there’s a lot more to it than making sure an animal is fed, sheltered, and groomed. Taking on a pet means providing not just a house, but a home, one in which the animal can lead a healthy and happy life. It means committing more than time and money – you have to commit your heart when you make an animal a member of your family. But kids don’t necessarily... [Continue Reading]

How to Find Safe and Comfortable Accomodations for Your Pet When You Leave Town

For many of us, our pets are a lot more than a furry animal that keeps us company. They are like a second member of the family. So, when we have to go out of town and we’re unable to take out cat or dog along with us, it’s important that they have safe and comfortable accommodations until we return. If you’re preparing to leave for a few days (or couple of weeks) and you’re looking for a few tips on what you can do to make sure... [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Benefits of Pet Ownership for Children and Families

Bringing pets into a family home is a major decision, and one that can impact not only the household, but the lives of everyone in it. Before you consider purchasing a pet, there are a few issues you’ll want to address. First and foremost, you should make sure that your kids aren’t allergic to dander, and you can accomplish this by having them spend time around a friend’s dog or cat, for example. In truth, studies have shown that kids... [Continue Reading]

Man’s Best Friend: Treating Your Pets

The public love animals, whether it’s exotic creatures from around the world only seen on the television in documentaries or the ones we see in zoo’s, we all stand in amazement at how majestic they are. That affection for animals goes up a notch when it comes to our own pets, with dog’s renowned for being “man’s best friend”. A lot of people treat their pets like one of the family, giving them their own places at... [Continue Reading]

Number of Fatal Dog Attacks on the Rise

We all love the idea of having a pet; they unite a family and teach children how to be responsible for another living creature. Dogs, in particular a popular choice of pet to have as they bring loyalty, love and warmth and there are so many activities that you can include your pet in. there is nothing nicer than owning a dog and enjoying all of the benefits that they bring to a home. One of the biggest reasons people own a dog is for security and... [Continue Reading]

Types of Food that Your Dog Should Avoid

Just because it's your much-loved tea-time treat, it doesn't mean that you should feed it to your dog. There are certain types of food that are not only difficult to digest by dogs, but that can seriously damage their health. By ensuring that you're aware of these foods not only means that you'll be serving meals that your dog will surely love, but also make certain that you're not causing severe, or even fatal, consequences for your dog. Make... [Continue Reading]

The Pros and Cons of a Career Working With Animals

Mankind would not enjoy the life it does without animals. People and animals have been connected for the entire length of their histories. There is evidence that the precursor to today’s dog congregated at the edge of man’s earliest settlements, eating together, hunting together and staying safe against the dangers of the outside world. Much has changed over those thousands of years, but animals and people are still intertwined.... [Continue Reading]

Top tips for a great safe summer with your dog

Finally, after what has seemed like much more than a year of waiting, the Summer is upon us once again! However, whilst we humans are excitedly cleaning up our BBQs and shopping for shorts and sunglasses, for our canine companions Summer is often much less appealing. The long hot days can be a real drag for those with shaggy coats, and holidays can mean endless travelling in stuffy cars, however, with these simple tips Summer should be a real blast for... [Continue Reading]

5 Easy and Effective Ways to Reduce Pet Allergens at Home

Our fuzzy friends can be fun, unconditionally loving companions, but sometimes they can be carriers of allergens that can make us miserable. They don’t mean to make us sneeze, cough, and feel generally dismal – it’s just part of their nature. While the fur isn’t considered an allergen, our pet’s dander is. Yet, our canine and feline friends can also be carriers of pollen, mold and dust. In addition, we can also be allergic... [Continue Reading]

Safety Considerations When Purchasing Animal Toys

In addition to adequate food and water, shelter, and lots of love, you’ll need to provide your pets with playful stimulation in order to ensure their ongoing health and happiness. A dog or cat can sit at home all day and wait for you to get home from work (they’ll probably sleep most of the time you’re gone), but once you arrive they’ll want to interact, and they’ll likely have a lot of pent-up energy to get out, as well.... [Continue Reading]

Common Household Plants That Are Dangerous for Dogs

You might think that dogs will eat just about anything and they will if you let them. However, there are a number of plants that can actually lead to some serious health effects if consumed by your family pooch. The symptoms can range between moderate, like excessive drooling and lethargy, to serious, with severe gastrointestinal pain and even death. Veterinarians recommend that dog owners keep many of these plants out of reach of their pet or out of... [Continue Reading]

Pet Communities in Your Area – What Can You Get and Why Should You Give Back

There are pet communities all around the world – and chances are that there is one wherever you live as well. In fact, it is quite probable that you have, in one way or another, already made a contribution to such a community. For example, you might have already adopted a pet from a local pet shelter or paid a visit to a local veterinarian. In fact, it can be said that you are participating in a pet community simply because you own a pet. What... [Continue Reading]

How to Add Another Pet to Your Home

It can be wonderful to bring another pet into your household, but it can also take some getting used to for your new addition, your current pet (or pets), and yourself. These tips—along with a little time and patience—can help make it less stressful for everyone involved. A Room of Their Own Before you bring your new pet home, set up a cozy private room where they can start acclimating to their environment peacefully. Giving them a... [Continue Reading]