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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Two Tips To Help You Find The Right Pet Boarder

    28 June 2016

    When you're leaving home and need to board your pet, your main concern is likely making sure that they'll be comfortable.  You don't want to put them in a situation where they will be feeling anxious, since this could cause them to act out.  However, it can be difficult to determine whether or not a particular boarding facility is the right choice.  Use this information to help you learn more about what to look for when selecting a pet boarder.

  • Tips On Dealing With A Health Emergency With Your Cat

    24 June 2016

    Discovering that your cat is injured and in pain can be traumatic and stressful – for both you and the cat. Knowing what to do and how to do it can ensure that you are able to get the cat safely to the vet for treatment. The following tips can help. Tip #1: Take it slow Ignore any urge to scoop your cat up quickly and race out the door. First, a cat in pain may lash out, even if they are normally gentle.

  • Top Cat Vaccinations And Why Your Pet Needs Them

    9 June 2016

    Cats are cute and playful and make great pets for single individuals, as well as large families. Shortly after adopting your precious cat, it is best to make an appointment to see your local veterinarian. Cats require a series of vaccinations that are important in keeping them healthy so that they can live full and happy lives. Below is a list of the top vaccines and an explanation as to why your pet needs them.