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Some Important Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Pet Owner

So, you’re thinking of getting a pet, but are you aware of all the hard work that’s required when you become a pet owner for the first time? It’s not a walk in the park – but there will be plenty of walks in the park if you become a dog owner! [Read more…]

Health 101: The Pet Edition

Pets. They enrich our life no end. They are the extra family member we never knew we needed. Once they’re in our lives, we would never be without them. As with our children, we go above and beyond to keep our pets happy. We want to give them the best life possible. We surround them with toys and attention to help their days pass in the best possible way. We take them for walks when it’s the last thing we want to do. We rise to our pet-owning responsibilities with gusto. But, have you considered that giving your pet a good life isn’t where your responsibilities end? You may not have studied at vet school, but every pet owner needs to have some basic knowledge to ensure their pet stays healthy, as well as happy. Here are a few of the things you need to be sure to do! [Read more…]

4 Top Recommendations for Your First Pet

Whether you’re trying to pick out a gift for your children or if you’re looking for a little more company around the house, picking a pet is a tough decision due to the amount of variety you have. Walk into a pet store and you’ll be greeted with all kinds of animals. From creepy looking lizards to rabbits and fish, you might be overwhelmed by the choice you have. So to make things a little easier for you, here’s a guide on choosing your perfect first pet to add to your family. [Read more…]

Why You Should Get A Bigger Pet

Perhaps you’ve been perfectly content with the mini guinea pigs or chinchillas running around in your pen for years or the budgie happily chirping away in its cage, but you could be missing out on a whole world of other lovable, furry animals. I can understand the hesitation when it comes to the prospect of buying a bigger pet, as we naturally imagine that a huge dog or even a small cat, with the freedom to run around and do as they please in your house, is going to be much more difficult to handle, much more expensive and a much more stressful companion than your small, manageable pet or pets at the moment. This isn’t the case however, and I’ll explain why having a bigger pet such as a cat or a dog will make your life so much better. [Read more…]

Choosing The Purr-Fect Family Pet

There are a lot of milestones that families go through in life but one of the biggest for children is getting their first pet. It never seems to matter whether it’s the smallest fish or the biggest horse; a family pet it something they never forget. Not only do you get to choose what animal is perfect for your home, but you get to love and nurture that pet for the rest of their life. It’s a huge responsibility, but one that is welcomed with open arms from children and parents alike. The only true question, is which pet to get, and that’s where you may hit roadblocks. If your children have never had a pet before, you’d be likely to think sensibly and go for something they can easily look after like a hamster or a fish. Children on the other hand, often have bigger dreams in sight. [Read more…]

Getting Your First Pet? Here Is What You Need To Know.

Many of us have dogs in our childhoods, or grow up with them through visits to other family members or friends houses. However, this is not the same as getting your own puppy. All of a sudden, all of the responsibility is on you. [Read more…]

Some Advice if You Are Looking To Adopt a Pet

More and more people are adopting pets. There are a lot of abandoned pets out there but lots of loving people ready to give the pets a second chance. Is it as simple as just going down to the pet shelter and just choosing which pet you want to take home? Sadly, it isn’t. However, if you are well informed and do your research, it can be a relatively speedy process. [Read more…]

How To Make A Trip To The Vet Easier For Your Pet

If you’ve ever taken your cat, dog or rabbit to the vet, you know how stressful it can be. You bring the animal carrier out, and it’s like they instantly know what’s coming next. They’ll run away, and make it difficult for you to get them! They might scratch or growl because they know what’s coming. Animals don’t like the vet any more than you like going to the dentist. It’s a stressful environment, but there are some things you can do to make it easier. [Read more…]