Sweet, sweet chocolate. You give it as a gift, eat it as a treat, and maybe even flavor your coffee with a bit of mocha. As much as humans love it, it’s not so kind to man’s best friend. Chocolate is actually toxic for dogs and ingesting too much can end up seriously affecting your pet’s health. Read on to learn what makes chocolate toxic and what to do if you encounter a chocolate poisoning emergency.
Chances are, if you’ve got a feline friend, you’ve noticed they lack an affinity for certain things. Whether it’s the family dog, a vacuum cleaner, or the bathtub, cats are notorious for actively avoiding things they hate.
We can’t vouch for man’s best friend or that noisy sweeper, but water actually isn’t a cat’s mortal enemy. In fact, some of you reading this may be thinking “that doesn’t sound like my cat at all!” That’s because most cats instinctively know how to swim, they just prefer not to.
Have you seen my pet!? While passing flyers around town with a picture of Fido may get the word out, microchipping your pet is a great resource to aid in the location of your dog or cat.
Any pet owner or veterinarian will tell you: it’s important to get your pet microchipped. You’ve heard the phrase before, but maybe you never truly understood what it entailed, or the purpose it serves your pet. Read on to discover all you need to know when it comes to pet microchips.
So, you’ve decided you want to add a new dog or cat to the family. This is a wonderful decision that will add joy and contentment to your life. Now you just need to figure out where to buy your furry companion. You might be considering a breeder, but pet adoption from an animal shelter could be a better choice. Here’s why.
Many different mammals have whiskers—from mice and rabbits to foxes and seals—but the animals perhaps most well-known for having whiskers are cats. If you have a feline friend living in your house, you might wonder what purpose these modified hairs serve. Learn more about whiskers here, including just how sensitive they are.
You know your diet greatly impacts your health, so you probably watch what you eat. Do you give the same courtesy to your dog? If you want your pet to avoid some of the most common illnesses caused by poor diet—including obesity, arthritis, diabetes, gum disease, and cancer—you must take pet nutrition seriously. Here’s what dog food ingredients to look for and what to avoid.
Apartment living has its advantages. A maintenance team fixes your appliances, the grounds crew takes care of the yard work, and you don’t have to shovel the sidewalks when it snows. But there are some downsides too, especially for animal lovers. Some pets are simply too big, too noisy, or too active for apartment life. On the other hand, some pets are perfectly content in an apartment setting. Here are the best types of pets to have if you rent an apartment.