Many parents think that a guinea pig is the ideal first pet for their children. In some ways, they are right, but there are some important things to know about adopting a g-pig aka piggy. It has happened to many parents. Their children begging them for a pet can be a common occurrence. However, a dog or a cat can be simply out of the question. For those parents, who are looking for the perfect pet for their kids, they may want to consider guinea pigs as … [Read more...] about Is a Guinea Pig the Right Pet for Your Family?
Purchasing a pet rabbit as a family addition is a very good idea. Pet rabbits are cuddly, relatively easy to care for, and they make the best veggie testers! When you decided to add a pet rabbit to your family you will need to make sure that the care you provide is adequate. Here are a few tips you should know in order to care for your pet rabbit so that it can have many years of bunny love. What Temperature is Bad for Rabbits Just like … [Read more...] about Pet Rabbit Care
Before choosing a rabbit, you should consider exactly what you’re looking for. Are you looking for a big rabbit or a small one? A long coat or a short? One rabbit or two (or more!)? Each type and breed has its specific requirements. What age of rabbit you’re looking for is also important. Baby rabbits are cute and you’ll have the pleasure of watching your bunny grow up – but you’ll also have to deal with the hormonal ‘teenage’ months before … [Read more...] about Choosing a Rabbit for Pet
The latest statistics are revealing that a great many of America's pets are obese, from years of being fed table scraps and the wrong kinds of food. Therefore, picking the proper cat food for your feline is not a decision to be considered lightly! Make no mistake about it, cats, dogs, and other of our favorite pets can suffer from many of the same consequences as humans do from obesity: diabetes, heart problems, strokes, and other debilitating … [Read more...] about Choose food for cat: Which is the best?
Each and every dog has its own unique personality. And, with these unique personalities comes distinctive needs. It can be hard to determine which dog will best fit into your lifestyle and fit in with your own personality! Questions to consider before bringing a new dog to your home: Do you have children? If so, you will want a dog that is patient and playful. Do you live in a home with a big yard? If not, you will need to consider options of how … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Perfect Dog For Your Home
There are many goldfish diseases, that our friendly and likeable pets can catch. Our pet fish are like any other living creatures, and are susceptible to falling ill from time to time. The biggest and best way to ensure that your wonderful fish are healthy is to make sure that their living environment is the best it can possibly be. If their water world is dirty and polluted, then they have a higher chance of getting sick. Some general goldfish … [Read more...] about Are your fish sick? Which goldfish diseases do they have?
Since our pets can’t talk to us when they aren’t feeling well, it’s up to the owner to recognize the signs a pet is showing when something is wrong. And the sooner an owner can recognize there is a problem the sooner the pet can be treated, which may help prevent a mild problem from becoming a serious one. Here is my list of simple things that all pet owners should be able to recognize and should check their pet for on a regular basis. Increased thirst … [Read more...] about Common things to watch for in pets
It’s never an easy time for an owner when their pet is sick or injured. Many people consider their pet to be a close family member, and when it is ill, it is a time of tremendous stress and worry, not only for the pet’s health, but often times, also for the cost of treatment. What can make it even worse for the owner is when they realize that they either caused or could have prevented their pet’s illness or injury. Now they are faced with terrible … [Read more...] about Cat Home Safety Tips
Some people believe that having an aquarium inside their house will bring luck to them, while some others think that running water will bring wealth to them. Whatever it is, watching shimmering movements of goldfish will always make us happy. They even respond to our whistling or call which forms an emotional attachment towards them. Though goldfish is sensitive to long-drawn-out exposure to low water temperatures, it's still considered as a suitable … [Read more...] about Goldfish – a Magnanimous Pet for All Age Groups
So, does anyone know what the #1 disease of dogs and cats is? Here are some hints. It is so pervasive that 80-90% of animals over age 4 suffer from some degree of it. It can vary in severity from mild to a more serious condition causing pain, discomfort and possibly involving other organ systems. It is also one of the most overlooked conditions by pet owners and until recently many veterinarians. Know what it is yet? Answer: dental disease. Periodontal … [Read more...] about Dental Disease in Pets