Archive for Pet Owner Advice

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

Vaccines – A Quick Reminder!

Vaccines are important for your new pet dog or cat just like they are for children. Vaccines protect against contagious and potentially fatal diseases by triggering immune responses that help your pet fight infections. Vaccines have saved millions of pets lives.   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

Why You Should Spay / Neuter Your Pet

The sad truth is that there are thousands of homeless pets all over the world.

In every state and neighborhood, there are pets with no home. In the U.S. alone, there are between 6 and 8 million homeless animals that enter animal shelters every single year. Unfortunately only around one half of these pets are adopted. The sad and tragic truth is that the the other half are euthanized. Read more

What should you do with a pet that you can no longer keep?

Maybe your pet is having behavioral problems, or not getting along with other pets in your home. Or perhaps your child has a pet allergy. Or you might be having a hard time finding an apartment or rental property that allows you to have a pet. There are lots of reasons that pet owners realize they can no longer keep their pet. 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