Welcoming a new puppy into your family is an exciting moment. The American Pet Products Association helps new and experienced pet owners to prepare well for the new pup. This may start weeks before you bring home your furry companion. If you want to know how to prepare for getting a new puppy, here’s what you should know.
Did you know that more than one million pets in the United States are affected by heartworms? Heartworm disease is a severe condition. It can cause heart failure, lung disease, organ damage, and death. Ferrets, cats, and dogs are the pets that mostly catch the disease, although it also affects wildlife such as wolves, coyotes, or foxes to some degree.
Your pet’s teeth require a little more attention, and Pet Dental Care Month this February is here to remind you of that. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) estimates that most pets show signs of periodontal disease by the time they are three years old.
Boarding your dog for the first time can be a daunting experience, but many owners find that knowing what to expect can help relieve any anxiety and fear and put their mind at rest. When you know what to expect, it can help you to prepare you and your pooch for temporary separation.
Oral hygiene is very important not just for humans but also for pets. Your dog is not exempted from developing dental issues. Dogs can suffer from swollen gums and tooth loss too.
As your pet grows older, you should find that their needs will change, too. Senior pets tend to be at a higher risk of their health deteriorating. However, there are a variety of ways that you as a pet owner can combat this and preserve your pet’s health and wellbeing for as long as possible, and give them the best quality of life in their senior years.