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Your pet needs to play, discover new things, and socialize with other animals. However, your puppy or kitten may still be small and their frame too delicate for the outside. If so, you need to be careful about letting your furry little companion outside. Be intentional about where they will go on their first time so that they are safe.
Heartworms are potentially deadly parasites that affect the hearts of pets like dogs, ferrets, or cats. Heartworms are expensive and difficult to cure but are easy to prevent. Heartworm disease is rampant along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts in the United States.
You have been looking forward to adding a puppy to your family. You have made sure that everything is ready for your puppy to be comfortable. But have you considered how you are going to socialize your pet? Puppy socialization is introducing puppies to new things at a tender age. This allows them to build up their bank of experiences, preparing them to adapt to their surroundings easily.
Vaccinating your kitty is one of the best things you can do to give them a great start in life. Vaccines help protect kittens from severe and fatal contagious diseases, as well as keep them from spreading illnesses to people and other pets in your neighborhood.
The summer months can be dangerous to pets, as they can experience heatstroke on extremely hot days. Coping with rising temperatures and thick humidity is difficult enough. Things can get tougher, even tragic, when you have to deal with power outages as well.
The Fourth of July may be a time for celebration for many people, but for pet owners, it can also be a period of stress and worry. This is because the celebrations that other people are enjoying could be a cause of potential hazards for your furry pals, especially when the festivities often extend beyond a single day. Whether it's loud fireworks, dangerous human foods, or strangers coming into your home, there is plenty that can stress you and your pet out.
Watching a pet suffering is something that all pet owners would like to avoid. One of the most difficult decisions that you will need to make is knowing when to euthanize your pet. Unfortunately, as difficult as it may be, it is a necessary part of the animal’s life. There are several factors to consider before putting your beloved pet to sleep. It is important to know the right time to go through the process.
It is National Chip Your Pet Month, a wonderful time to reunite pet owners with their lost pets! Statistics from the American Humane Association estimate that one in three pets go missing at some point in their lifetime. Along with that, nearly 10 million cats and dogs are stolen or lost in the United States each year. Out of these, only 22 percent get reunited with their owners, according to a study by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Pets are an important part of many people’s lives. They can be like members of the family. But pets can escape the home, wander off, or get lost. It is agonizing to search for a lost pet. Owners can put a pet collar with a tag on a pet, but sometimes that collar can slip off. Without a collar, neighbors and pet shelters can have difficulty identifying the pet, but a pet microchip can solve that problem.