Year: 2016

Investing in the Life and Happiness of Your Adopted Pets

Domestication is one of the defining traits behind being human, it has lead to innovations in hunting, agriculture, as well as being an indication of social status. It is believed that dogs were domesticated over 14,700 years ago as indicated by archaeological evidence in the form of dog remains buried alongside human remains. Cats on the other hand were not…

Pet Insurance Plans Why We Need Them

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…

Why You May Be Unintentionally Endangering Your Pet and What You Can Do To Fix It

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…

Tips to Get the Right Cat Health Insurance for Your Feline Friend

Americans love their cats. That is the reason they watch so many cat videos and have so many as pets. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) there are between 74 and 90 million pet cats in the United States. This makes the country the most feline friendly on the planet. If you have…

The Top 3 Pet Care Tips Animal Lovers Need to Know

Did you know that the United States has more cats than any other country? As such, there’s a good chance that you might be the owner of one or a few of the 76.43 million friendly, furry felines in the United States. On top of that, it’s estimated that 46.3 million households or approximately 37% to 47% of all households…

Are You Ready for the Responsibilities of Dog Ownership?

Every dog owner knows, or soon discovers, that owning a puppy or a dog is a major commitment. So before you give in to the appeal of those melting eyes or floppy ears, you should be sure that you are willing to take on the responsibility for another living creature for anything from ten to fifteen years. Puppies and dogs…

Why Is My Dog Itchy? Five Things That May Be Irritating Your Pooch

Have you ever gotten an itch that you just couldn’t scratch? The same thing can happen to your dog! Itchy skin in dogs is quite common, but it can become a problem if they continue to do it constantly. So to be sure your pet is comfortable in their own skin, keep your eye open for these five things that…

3 Things You Should Know About Keeping Your Pet Healthy

Did you know that, by age 3, about 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have periodontal disease? It may surprise you to learn that so many pets have dental problems. The truth is, many pet owners have put off getting proper care for their pets. This can be a problem later on down the line, when a lack of…

Taking Care of Our Furry Friends The Field of Modern Veterinary Diagnostics

Over thousands of years humans have formed tight bonds with a number of animal species in a process known as domestication. Dogs, cats, horses, cattle, and a number of other animals have co-evolved alongside of humans; just as human lives have been changed by this partnership, so too have the lives of the animals we have domesticated as many resemble…

5 Questions to Ask Before You Get Health Insurance for Pets

Americans love their pets. There are about 76.43 million domesticated cats around the country. This is more than any other country on the planet. Pet owners spend nearly $20.5 billion each year on pet food, almost $12.6 billion on over the counter medications and pet supplies and about $13.6 billion on vet care. Many people who are concerned about their…