Owning a horse is a lot of responsibility. However, it can also teach a lot of responsibility to a younger child. Children who live on or near acreages of lands with farms often wait for the day they will finally own their own horse. With the holidays coming up quickly, many of these families will gift a horse as a holiday gift. Owning a horse can be a positive thing, as long as they are ready for it. They often come with a lot of unexpected costs. Consider the following additional costs of a horse, before purchasing one for a holiday gift.
Feeding costs Horses eat a lot of food. If you are familiar with pet ownership with a cat or a dog, the food consumption rate of horses is often much higher. Some horses may also require special food to prevent digestion or health problems. Hor
So your child has been begging you for a dog for years and the time has finally come where you are even considering it. Her little face would be just adorable on Christmas morning when she opens the lid to that box and out pops a puppy. However, you do need to think past Christmas morning when it comes to taking care of a pet. As much as we love to see our children light up with joy, there’s a real responsibility that is required when taking care of pets; dogs in particular. If you are getting an animal to help teach your child responsibility and how to care for someone, then that’s great but you should know it’s going to be a lot of work. From veterinary diagnostics to food safety and vet visits, there’s a lot than goes in to this. Here are a few things to consider before getting your new pet.
Almost every American has encountered a dog at one point or another. For most of us, dogs are “normal”, run of the mill pets. They have nothing in common with horses, who people unfamiliar with equines — that is, a large chunk of the population — find borderline exotic. Horses are livestock, big and often used for actual work; whereas most of the time, dogs are “luxury” companion pets, bred simply to be our good friends. They aren’t similar to each other — or are they? Those of us who’ve owned horses and dogs alike can attest that the two animals have much in common. Both are remarkably social. While dogs are descended from wolves, who live in packs, horses are known to be drawn into herds. Dogs find companionship in humans great, but they love it even more when they have another dog to be “f
There are not many pet owners who would consider their beloved animal not a part of the family. It does not take long after the addition of a pet into the home for that furry, feathered, or scaled little friend to become a bona fide family member. Every family is different, just as every pet is different, but it all boils down to the connection that is made with the pet within the family. And every pet deserves the best, which most pet owners are eager to provide. This not only includes endless love and snuggles, but also the best in animal care and pet wellness plans.
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To say that Americans love their dogs is truly an understatement — like, completely. Dogs aren’t just animals that people own. They’re not even really pets. They’re literally part of the family, with many dog parents going as far as to consider their dogs like children. For example, did you know that it’s estimated that as many as one millions dogs in the United States are named as the primary beneficiary in their owner’s will? That means in the event of their owner’s death — whether natural or untimely — the dog would get what’s left of their estate and their assets. Talk about bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yay!
And as man’s best friend, man puts a lot of time, effort, and money into keeping their tail wagging best friend happy, healthy, and well taken care of. Each year, Americans co
It’s safe to say that the internet has revolutionized nearly every aspect of modern day life, from the way people to work, to the way people buy groceries, and even the way people date. Take for example the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans — 91% — engage in social media on daily basis in order to connect with family, friends, professional connections, and even to catch up on the news.
The use of the internet has completely changed — or leveled — the playing field in terms of dating, with roughly 57% of the world’s total population having used a dating sight. As such, it should come as no surprise that pet owners are taking advantage of the accessibility and convenience of the internet in terms of cat and dog dating.
Huh…? Wait…hold up. Now pet dating sites are a thing too?
When’s the last time you took your pet to the vet? Your dog or cat’s health is just as finicky as any person’s, with diseases such as heartworm and hip dysplasia able to crop out of nowhere and seriously affect the physical and emotional health of your furry friend. Caring for your pet means staying on top of their daily needs and taking preventative measures to prevent these more extreme conditions and keep them happy and healthy. Spaying and neutering your pet accomplishes the dual goal of preventing unwanted litters as well as circumventing common illnesses associated with hormones and certain behaviors. Let’s take a look at frequent health conditions and pet owner tips to help you stay on the ball.
We love our dogs. They make us smile. They keep us from being lonely. Some of them are even the primary recipients in our wills! But despite our obvious connection to our dogs, the fact is, they can’t talk to us, and we can’t talk to them. This means that sometimes, when our dogs are in pain or uncomfortable, we don’t know! Fortunately, there are a few things you can do for your dog beyond the obvious vet visits and medications that will leave them feeling not just functional, but comfortable and beautiful to boot.
1. Invest in pet shampoo and other natural pet products.
Natural pet shampoo isn’t an extravagance. It’s a vital addition to your dog
We all love our pets. Over one-third of homeowners have a dog. Chances are if you’re in that third, you’d do just about anything to keep your canine companion healthy and happy. The challenge to doing so is realizing not all dog breeds are alike. Your big love muffin doesn’t have the same care needs as your neighbor’s chihuahua. From finding a veterinarian for large animals whom you trust to proper nutrition and training, here are the five most important things you can do for your large or giant dog:
- Proper nutrition
Good health begins with proper nutrition. For big dogs, this is particularly important. Large dog breeds have specific nutrition requirements and not meeti
The more you know about the blog, the more you can harness its mighty power.
That might sound a bit silly, but it’s true: Blogging is used by nearly 40% of companies in the United States and it’s especially popular with small businesses. That’s because blog posts tend to be written in a more informal style, engaging readers and holding their attention for longer periods of time. After a while — really after only a few posts — blogs can charm web users, and once they’re charmed, they’re more likely to remember that they liked the content and want to come back for more.
Writers love this. Graphic designers who create gripping infographics also love this. Web developers who design the pages love this as well.
But nobody loves blogging more than businesses themselves. It’s the kind of loyalty that’s needed wh