Adding a dog to your family is an exciting time, but can be a little overwhelming with all the different breeds available to adopt. A good first step would be to evaluate your current lifestyle. Are you active? Home a lot? Have a big or small yard? These are all questions you need answers to so you can be paired with a breed that best fits what’s already going on in your life.
Whole health is an initiative put forth by the American Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association to improve the health of people and pets alike. Parasite Prevention is an essential component to the whole health initiative.
We know that certain diseases can be transferred between pets and people. We call these zoonotic diseases. One such disease is the transference of parasites from our pets to humans, which can cause, among other things, blindness in people.
Each time you get into the car you buckle up. Your passengers buckle up. Your kids buckle up, or you buckle them into their car seats. But Fido, he jumps in and proceeds to stick his head out the window to enjoy the wind. But just like you, your passengers, and your kids, if you get into an accident, Fido is put in harm’s way if he isn’t buckled up.
The holidays are just around the corner, and you’re probably trying to think of the perfect gift for the pet lover on your list. Maybe you’re even considering putting a big red bow on a furry friend and putting a pet under the tree this year. But hold up—think before you gift.
Deciding to bring home a new puppy can be exciting, thrilling, and stressful all at once. If you already have another dog (or more) in the home, this introduction of a new family member can be dicey and require extra care and attention on your part. Particularly if you have concerns about your dog based on interactions in the past where your dog may have acted aggressively toward other animals, you should consider how to make the first impression a good one. Here are a few ideas to make the transition of bringing a new puppy home smooth.
Neuroscientist Shannon Odell loves to study the brain and ask why certain things affect us so much, from alcohol to cuddling. In a recent video, Shannon tackled a question we may all wonder: why do we love puppies so dang much?
Congratulations on your new puppy! You're probably enjoying the playtime, snuggles, and getting to know your new pet. As a new pet owner, you're likely wondering what you'll need to do to keep your dog healthy and give her or him a long, healthy life. Your job as a pet parent all starts with taking him or her to the vet—and that first visit a crucial one.
Your big day has arrived, and you're full of excitement. It's time to take home your new puppy! Maybe you're heading home from a breeder, or you've found your furry soulmate at a shelter, but either way, one of your first questions is probably, "When should I introduce my new puppy to a veterinarian?"