As a pet owner, it is important to be able to recognize this illness and treat your animal as soon as possible. Lyme disease is a widespread infection that can often be mistaken for another dog disease, and without proper information, your best friend's health is in serious jeopardy.
Spring is upon us and as we celebrate its arrival, we must also prepare ourselves for the coming April showers. Before the May flowers sprout, you and your pups have to weather the rain, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. As the wet season approaches, your pups are eagerly waiting for you to let them outside to jump in a puddle or walk in the rain. On the other hand, some dog breeds prefer to stay dry, so we compiled some tips for you to best care for your pet this April.
What’s not to love about Golden Retrievers? According to the American Kennel Club, these gorgeous, golden-locked good boys and girls are friendly, loyal, intelligent, kid-friendly, and intelligent. However, as any loving and devoted pet parent will tell you, there’s one significant piece of information you need to know about owning a Golden: shedding.
Unlike their omnivorous canine cohorts, cats are carnivores. In fact, according to the ASPCA, cats are obligate carnivores. This means that cats requiremeat in their diet to survive, specifically the high levels of protein and taurine meat provides. In short, your cat should not be fed a vegetarian or vegan diet. So thenwhy do cats eat houseplants, especially considering the huge number ofhouseplants poisonous to cats?
The motivation to get outside and get active plummets in the winter months. Many cite the lack of sunshine, the bitterly cold temperatures, or the slushy wetness everywhere as seasonal barriers to outdoor adventure. We also have to consider how this seasonal slowdown affect’s man’s best friend. So, as the temperatures begin to rise, the earth begins to thaw, and the winter season gives way to spring, we have put together a list of 6 dog weight loss tips to help combat the risks of pet obesity.
In honor and observance of Pet Poison Prevention Month, we have researched and compiled a list of 21 human foods dogs can’t eat! Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, so just because a food isn’t listed below doesn’t mean it’s necessarily safe (or advisable) for your dog. Be sure to consult with your veterinarian before treating your dog with human food, and always make sure that treats make up only a small portion of a wholesome and nutritious diet.
Adopting a pet is a major responsibility, just like caring for any other member of the family! If you have eyes on adopting a small dog, you may need to prepare for a little bit of extra work, as some small dog breeds require added effort and care. So, when raising your brand new fur baby, it is absolutely vital to have all considered all of the ups and down and consulted all of the information available to ensure you are ready to face the challenges of raising a small dog.
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but winter isn’t over yet! Like it or not, many members of the Cuddle Clones community still have short, blustery days and long, bitterly cold nights ahead. The hazards and perils of this season’s weather are still a very real concern, and this is especially true for our outdoor feline friends! Providing proper care for your pets is already a full-time, year-round job, but winter brings with it a unique set of challenges and considerations to keeping your outdoor cats (and feral cats in your care) safe. However, by following these six cold weather care tips for outdoor cats, you can ensure your furry friends stay warm, safe, and happy all winter long.
The relationship between pets and their owners is a truly unique and special connection. Pets offer almost unconditional love as long as their owners can adequately take care of them, while the owners get to walk through life with a loyal companion. It makes sense that many seniors living independently choose to adopt a pet to ease the common feelings of loneliness.