Thousands of dogs and cats go missing every year. Many of them end up in local shelters that attempt to find their original owners, often without any luck. In a recent study that included over 7,000 stray pets, less than 22% of lost dogs were returned to their owners, and less than 2% of cats made it home. Pets found by shelters are often rehomed, and in sad cases may even be euthanized.
Spring brings longer days, warmer temperatures, and the return of many common pests, including fleas and ticks. These common insects can be at best annoying, and at worst harmful to your pet’s health. Luckily, there are many ways you can protect them. Here is our guide for Spring 2017.
National Pet Month began in England over 20 years ago. Celebrated in May of each year, this special holiday has five important goals that you (and your pet) can participate in.
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day was just celebrated on April 30th, but there are still many pets waiting to find a special new home. Adopting an animal from a shelter (versus buying from a pet store or breeder) has many advantages.
The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has designated the month of April the official Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Each year, this month is used to create awareness of the many issues facing animals in our country.
Warm weather brings lots of outdoor adventures, open windows, and extra time in the yard for your dog (and even for curious cats). These enjoyable activities can be risky if your dog runs off into the woods or your cat escapes through a torn screen or open door. It’s important to protect your pet from these risks, and one easy way to do that is by making sure they have the proper identification on them at all times.
Arthritis is not only a condition that humans suffer from. Dogs can also be victims of this disease. Luckily, there may be a remedy to control the symptoms and progression of arthritis. It’s called glucosamine. All kinds of glucosamine are formulated to alleviate the stiffness and joint pains caused by arthritis. However, three particular options are picked from when it comes to choosing the best glucosamine for dogs. These options have their own share of pros and cons that you might want to look into.
Easter is the first major holiday of spring, and many of us spend is at large gatherings with friends and family. If you are hosting an Easter celebration this year, or travelling to one with your pets, make sure you consider these four issues regarding Easter and dogs to ensure a safe celebration for all.
Pet insurance is a sound investment in your animal’s contentment. Pet owners know how costly an emergency trip to the vet can be. Because we love our pets, we're going to do anything for them, including taking them for medical care when it is necessary. To prevent a few of these visits , however , there are measures pet owners can take at home to ensure pets are in the absolute best health.
National Pet Day was founded in 2006 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige with a goal of celebrating “the joy pets bring to our lives,” as well as increasing awareness of the many pets in shelters who need our help and love. Do you have a special pet in your life, or a desire to help homeless animals?