Most people will agree that household pets are members of the family. Just like anybody else in your family, your pets need proper care to keep them healthy and happy. This is why there are so many veterinary practices around the country; to make sure that your furry friends have professional high quality pet health care. It is especially important for older pets to have check-ups twice a year, and general routine preventive care for pets is also a must. Household pets have to stick to a health routine, just like you do.
At a full service companion animal hospital, nearly any service your pet may need will be available. Veterinarians
Many underestimate how similar running a veterinary practice is to running any other kind of medical practice. Yes, it’s true that a veterinarian’s patients are animals; however, the medical issues that animals suffer from and their basic needs are not so different from ours. They just can’t express themselves verbally. With that being said, they do have owners who can — and many pet owners love their animals just as much as they love their human friends and family. Pets really are members of the family, and it’s important that, in an industry facing high competition, veterinarians acknowledge that. The fact is that many different veterinary practices have qualified, talented professionals on staff. They also offer the same services for the most part, with few high-level specialized vets on hand in
Although American society and humans in general have come a long way in terms of animal welfare and the treatment of animals as sentient beings, there is still a long, long way to go. It’s hard to believe that at one time, people actually believed that animals didn’t feel pain! Ironically, it still seems like that is true in some instances today, such as with the entire factor farming industry. Despite these setbacks however, animals are now finally beginning to get the treatment, love, and respect that they deserve. Thanks to advances in healthcare and veterinary laboratory services, food safety testing companies that no longer test on animals, and changing cultural values, animals are now viewed a
The pet insurance market, although relatively small, is on the rise.
According to BenefitNews, the pet healthcare industry is seeing an increase in insurance for pets and overall animal care.
“Pets are treated less like work animals and more as a member of the family,” said Scott Liles, president and chief pet insurance officer at Nationwide.
Wholly one-third of Fortune 500 companies now offer some sort of pet insurance plans and that number looks like it will continue to increase.
“The market is small,” Liles said, “but growing.”
Insurance for pets might be a relatively new happening, but it makes sense. Pets have such a strong emotional connection wit
There are many cat and dog skin conditions and treatments that are available for various skin irritation on dogs or cats. Natural pet shampoo is a great remedy for things like itchy skin in dogs. Using a natural pet shampoo will ensure that your pet isn’t being doused in chemicals and other harmful toxins. Here are some other ways that you can take care of your pets in an organic and natural manner.
You may not have heard this one before but if there is dirt stuck to your pet, especially something oily or greasy, before using natural pet shampoo, you can put dry cornmeal on the coat and rub it in. After letting it sit for a few minutes, Continue Reading No Comments
It’s common knowledge that practicing good dental hygiene is extremely important for humans, but did you know that it’s important for pet safety as well? As crazy as it may sound, dental care for your dog or cat by brushing your cat or dog’s teeth can help provide a better quality of life for your pet and making sure they’re eating well with a balanced diet is just as important for their lifestyle as it would be for you to have a balanced diet. You don’t want your pet to suffer, but if their oral hygiene is neglected, your pet could have infected gums, rotting teeth, and other things that make them truly miserable. Bad breath is certainly an indicator that your pet might have something wrong with t
In America, we love keeping pets. We care about our pets more than almost any other nation on Earth, so much so that visitors often remark at how kind and loving people in the United States are towards their animal friends.
In fact, we empathize with our animals as much as, or perhaps more, than we typically do with other people. According to a study conducted by AAHA in 2000, 44% or so of pet owners claimed to have acquired a pet at some point purely because they wanted a way to keep one of their already existing pets company.
With cats and dogs in particular, humans have a very close relationship. A huge percentage of Americans own either a cat or a dog (or both), and we go to comparatively great lengths to learn more about them, keep them happy, and enjoy our time with them as much as possib
Cat lovers in England are rejoicing this week. A cat cafe in Manchester, England, have a ridiculously amazing job available: a ?cat nanny? for its resident felines. Job duties for this position include playing games with both the cats and their cafe visitors, cleaning the litterboxes, as well as after-hours care for cats who haven?t gotten out all their energy during the day. ?Our cats are ridiculously needy so they like a lot of attention,? explained Ellie Close, the cat cafe?s co-founder.
While you may not have a job in a cat cafe anytime soon (though who knows what the future holds!), you may currently have a full-time ?cat mom? job anyway. Cat owners are a notorious bunch. They love their felines and often stop seeing the numerous stray hairs that end up clinging to their clothing. Many new owner
Recent studies indicate that for every person born in America, there are more than 40 cats and 15 dogs. Understanding the importance of spaying or neutering your pet can do more than help regulate the pet population: spay and neuter procedures could also spare pets from cancer and urinary tract infections. Every year, local and state governments spend millions to control stray animals; owners are advised to return unwanted pets to local animal shelters for both pet and public safety.
Surprisingly, pets are at risk for breast cancer, prostate cancer, urinary tract diseases, and other forms of cancer. Neutering a puppy at a dog vet clinic is a procedure best performed at the age of two months, or when the puppy reaches approximately three
The idea of a pets animal hotel probably sounds either cute or ridiculous, but for pet owners, pets animal hotels provide a much needed service. Despite the fact that all good, thoughtful pet owners want to spend as much time as possible with their beloved pets, there are times when they need to be away from home and cannot bring them along.
Whether pet owners are leaving the country or staying at the homes of their grouchy, old, animal-loathing step in-laws, the very best doggy daycares and boarding kennels allow them to rest assured that their four-legged friends are well cared for when they are called away. After all, no pet owner want their dog to spend long days held captive in steel cages.
According to the American Veterin