Archive for September, 2016
For perhaps the first time in history, more Americans own pets than those that don’t. It’s estimated that 37% to 47% of American households own a dog. But with about 76.43 million cats, the United States possesses more felines than any other country. Why have we gravitated so heavily towards pets? For one thing, Americans no longer have as much need for livestock as they once did. While we still eat meat and dairy, the average person does need to own their own livestock. Rather, work animals are relegated to a small number of farms and ranches. Yet we still love animals and need them in our lives. We need them because they provide companionship and emotional support — this kind of support can
If you are one of the more than 46 million dog owners or almost 40 million cat owners in the United States, then you know that the pets in your home are truly considered members of your family. This means, of course, that if they are in need of pet health care or grooming and therapeutic services you expect them to receive quality veterinary care and services from your local pet hospital. However, many families around the country don’t know just how necessary routine preventive care for pets is as well. The cares and needs of pets in different stages of their lives is extremely important in order to maximize their health, life expectancy, and general well-being.
Here are five little-known and i