Archive for Choosing A Pet

Most Popular Pet Names

You were looking for a creative name for your new kitty, inspiration hit after watching Twilight for the hundredth time and you named your fuzzy little friend Bella… Apparently you were not the only one! Here are some of the most popular pet names. This list was compiled for 2013.

 

Popular Pet Names 2013

Trying to find the right name for your pet? Try our top ten list!

 

Questions to ask yourself before getting a pet

Owning a pet can be loads of fun and is extremely fulfilling, but it is also a big responsibility and a lot of work. Before you get a new pet ask yourself these questions. Read more

Costs Of Pet Ownership

If you are trying to decide what kind of pet to get, it is very important to think about the costs that are associated with pet ownership. Pets will keep costing you money long after you bring them home. So its important to keep in mind costs like food, veterinarian visits etc.. and not just the cost of your initial pet purchase. Read more

What is the AKC?

The American Kennel Club is an organization known for their registration process for purebred dogs, however their website contains a lot more than just that! This website is a fantastic resource for all things dog related. From picking out the right type of dog breed for your family, to training your new addition, the AKC site is full of valuable information. Read more

How To Choose The Right Dog Breed For Your Family

Choosing the right dog bread can be tricky. I ran into this nifty tool from Animal Planet that I just had to share! I highly recommend spending a few minutes here if you are planning to bring home a new puppy / dog! Read more

6 Things You Should Know Before You Get A Bird

Should I Get A Pet Bird?

1. You will probably have to buy new cookware! You might be surprised to learn that Teflon and many other “Non-Stick” cookware can be fatal to birds. When pans coated with this material are heated they can give off an odorless fume that is deadly to birds – killing them within minutes. You will most likely need to stick with stainless steel. Read more

Deciding On The Right Pet – A Word Of Advice

This post will be relatively short in comparison with some of my others. I dont have a great deal to say.. just a word of advice. Pet ownership is a big responsibility. It can be a great deal of fun and can also be very rewarding, but it is also hard work and requires time and motivation. If you decide that you and your family are ready to have a pet, decide what pet would be the best fit for your home and family before you rush off to the nearest pet store or shelter. Do a little research into the type of animal or bread that you are interested in. Not all animals are the same! Different types of dogs vary greatly from bread to bread and most other animals are similar. Read more

Pro’s and Con’s for pet adoption and rescue shelters

Here are some of the reasons why people choose to adopt from rescue shelters, as well as a few reasons that people choose not to adopt. Hopefully you find this information helpful! Read more

How To Choose The Right Pet For Your Family

Here are a few tips for choosing the ideal pet for your family

 

1. One of the biggest things to consider is how much time you are willing to devote to your new pet. Animals take a lot of time and attention, but some pets don’t take as much time as others. For example, fish (and other “tank” pets) are not generally as much work as dogs and cats.  (but every pet requires some time and attention)

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