As our pets age, they may have to deal with some of the same infirmities that we humans face as we grow older. Just because the body may not move as fast or as easily as before, your furry companion is still your best friend!
The bond between a child and a pet is special - when it starts off the right way for both baby and animal. Give your furry buddy a chance to bond with its new little human friend and you can watch a great relationship develop that will be remembered for a lifetime.
A lot of folks complain about the cold weather during the winter months, but what about our pets? They need to stay warm when the temperatures drop into the frigid zone. Make some arrangements to protect your best friend from winter's icy blast.
Our pets may not enjoy celebrating the new year as much as we might, what with all the loud fireworks and other noise, but it's a good time to think about ways we can make life better for our best friend with a few resolutions that can benefit both them and us!
A pet can be one of the best gifts, but it should never be a surprise. In fact, it's a good idea to have the whole family involved in deciding to adopt a new best friend, and then in choosing the pet. Visit your local shelter or rescue group today - you might make this Christmas bright for one lucky animal!
Christmas decorations really add to the festive celebration of the season, but they can become hazards to the well-being of our animal companions. So go ahead and deck the halls, but keep your pet's safety in mind.
It might be tempting to include your best friend when you sit down to the table this Thanksgiving, but some things on your plate could harm your furry buddy. Be careful and choose treats that are pet-friendly and will make you both thankful for tasty morsels and great companionship!
When the humidity level in your home drops to 30% or lower, static electricity can make you and your furry friend uncomfortable. In fact, just stroking your pet's fur could result in a little shock for both of you. Bathing your pet with moisturizing shampoo (one approved for use on pets) and increasing the moisture in the air can help remedy the problem.
Animal shelter workers and rescue volunteers are the unsung heroes of the pet world, because without them many animals would never have the chance to find a new home. This week is National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, but thankfully these dedicated folks are helping our four-footed friends all year long!
What is it about Halloween that makes us want to dress ourselves and our four-footed companions in costumes? Some pets love it, some don't mind too much and others can be totally stressed by Halloween. It's up to you to make sure your best friend is safe and comfortable, whatever the holiday.
Many schools, like the University of Alabama, have a pet policy that allows only fish in campus housing. Others, like Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, have more liberal pets-in-residence programs that permit small dogs, cats rabbits, ferrets, even ducks. For some students, the option to take their best friend with them to school can influence their decision about where they decide to study.
Some folks consider cats to be aloof and one-dimensional, but those of us who have feline family members know they are funny, affectionate, playful and, yes, independent. But that very spirit that makes them independent also helps to make them lower maintenance pets when compared to, say, dogs.