The Wonderful World Of Pets

  • How To Decide Which Puppy Breed To Buy

    19 May 2017

    Are you interested in buying a puppy? If so, you've got an important decision to make: which dog breed should I buy? There are a series of questions that you can ask yourself that will help you narrow down which dog breed is ideal for your family. Size It's great to begin by deciding on the size of dog you'd like to have. All dogs are small and fun when they're puppies, but it's the grown-up version that you'll be living with.

  • 5 Important Gecko Care Tips For Beginners

    21 February 2017

    Before purchasing your first gecko, you should familiarize yourself with the proper care routines it will need. Geckos make wonderful pets, and they're especially good for people who lack familiarity with lizards in general. Geckos can live for a long time and develop bonds with you. But you have to make sure they're comfortable, healthy, and happy. 1. Different Types of Geckos May Require Different Types of Care Before you begin, understand there's various types of geckos out there.

  • Is Your Fat Cat In Danger? Why Obese Feline Companions Need To Get Fit

    27 July 2016

    You've probably heard about the "obesity epidemic" in the United States in reference to the increasing numbers of overweight people in the country. What you may not know is that the cat population has its own obesity problem. In fact, obesity is the most common nutritional disorder among domesticated cats. If your cat is on the chunky side, it may be time to take action. Consider these diseases and conditions that a cat may be a greater risk of developing if your feline companion doesn't go from fat to fit.

  • Pet Nutrition 101: Three Foods You Should NEVER Feed Your Guinea Pig And Why (Plus Some Alternatives)

    25 July 2016

    Guinea pigs, those loveable, squeaking little rodents that people keep as pets, are a good first pet for most children. They are easy to care for, generally sweet-tempered and very social creatures. However, if you choose to get a guinea pig (or two, since your guinea pig can get very lonely when you are not home), you need to know more about pet nutrition for these little creatures. Here are three foods you should never feed a guinea pig and why.

  • What To Expect If You Decide To Have Your Dog Euthanized By A Veterinarian In Your Home

    20 July 2016

    Watching a dog grow old and suffer from the frailties that come with old age is hard for most dog owners, and it is especially hard when you realize the best thing to do is to end your beloved pet's suffering by euthanizing it. You can try to make your pet as comfortable as possible by having the procedure done at your home instead of the unfamiliar and sterile environment of a clinical setting.

  • Three Tips For Caring For Your Dog's Coat

    16 July 2016

    Maintaining your dog's appearance can be a rather labor intensive task. It can be common for dogs to become covered in dirt and other filth that can seriously impact their appearance. To help you avoid these issues, you should keep the following couple of dog grooming tips in mind. Use A Dog Safe Moisturizing Shampoo If your dog spends a lot of time outside, it can be possible for its coat to become dry due to exposure to sunlight.

  • That Looks Bad! 4 Steps To Take When Your Dog Has An Open Wound

    13 July 2016

    If your dog has suffered an injury that's bleeding, you'll need to act fast. The first thing you should do is calm your dog down. If you try to take care of the wounds while your dog is still in an agitated state, it might try to bite you. Gently talk to your dog and try to calm it through the sound of your voice. If your dog is still agitated, you'll need to gently wrap a tie around its nose.

  • Has A Recent Move Got Your Doggy Down? 3 Steps To Help Your Dog Overcome Depression

    11 July 2016

    Moving can be a stressful event, even for your pets. Sudden changes in daily activities or living arrangements can send your dogs into a bout of depression. If you've recently moved, and your dog is exhibiting signs of depression, such as sleeping more often, or not running to the door when you come home, you're going to need to make some adjustments to help pull them out of the blues. Here are three simple steps you can take to help your pet recover from depression.

  • Gone but Never Forgotten: Memorials for Your Beloved Dog

    11 July 2016

    Losing a beloved dog, or a pet of any kind, can be as traumatic as losing a human family member. Unfortunately, pets do not live as long as their human companions do. When the time comes and your furry family member crosses the rainbow bridge, here are a few ways to memorialize your pet and keep your dog's undying love alive. Customized Book or Videos Gather up photos of your dog and have family members write little stories about special times spent with it.

  • Is Your Doggy Feeling Its Age? 4 Steps To Help Alleviate Arthritis Pain

    4 July 2016

    If you thought arthritis was something that only affected humans, you're wrong. Unfortunately, arthritis can also affect your dogs. If you have a dog that's advancing in years, it might be time to have it tested for arthritis. This is particularly true if your dog has a hard time moving in the morning or is walking more slowly than it used to. Large dogs, such as Saint Bernard's and Great Danes are particularly vulnerable to arthritis.