Claims of ‘premium’, ‘super premium’ or ‘gourmet’ shouldn’t be taken at face value, as these are mere marketing tactics designed to sell you a product. Dr William Burkholder, a specialist at the Center for Veterinary Medicine, recommends looking past the claims on packaging and actually checking the list of ingredients. To do so, you only need a minimal knowledge of nutritional information.
As animal lovers, pets are like our furry children. They are our babies and when one of them goes missing, our world basically comes to screeching halt. While your first instinct might be to panic it’s important to stay calm and collected. What you do in the first 24 hours are imperative to finding your pet and getting them back home safe and sound.
Here are some essential steps to take that will help give you the best chance at finding your missing pet.
Health is just as important for our furry four-legged friends as it is for us – yet you might not know what illness looks like in your pet. Keeping an eye out for signs of illness in your canine or feline may mean the difference between an easily treatable malady becoming a serious illness. So you should take the time to educate yourself!
It’s unfair and unfortunate, but nonetheless a fact of life that your dog or cat will likely become ill at some point. Serious illnesses will require your vet, but minor problems like fleas can be dealt with at home by yourself!
Our pets, particularly dogs and cats, are very curious by nature – they can end up eating all sorts of foods! As any dog or cat owner knows, they’re also very good at begging for a taste of whatever we have on our plates or happen to be cooking. However, as hard as it is to say no, not everything that’s good for us is good for our four-legged friends. In fact, sometimes food that is perfectly fit for human consumption can be toxic for pets, having far-reaching and even deadly effects on their health. For your and Fido’s own good, it’s important to know the dos and don’ts of what to feed your pets!