At first, it may seem as though teeth-brushing and dentist visits are only required for humans. However, vets recommend dental care for pets, too! Is this a hoax, or do you really need to brush your dog or cat’s teeth and schedule regular dental cleanings for your pet? The short answer is YES! Here are the top reasons why pets really do need dental care.
If you’ve ever seen a cat succumb to the effects of catnip, you probably wonder what causes this silly feline behavior. It’s entertaining to witness a kitty transform from a lazy and impassive state to one of rolling around on the ground and purring uncontrollably. But just what is catnip, and why do cats love it so much? Let’s find out.
As spring turns to summer and the temperature rises outside, you’re more likely to notice your dog panting. This common behavior is easy to take for granted, but sometimes, excessive panting is a warning sign of an underlying problem. Here’s an explanation of why dogs pant and when you should start to worry if your dog is panting excessively.
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.