Maru and Grumpy Cat may have caught the internet by its tail, but that doesn’t mean they’ve displaced “man’s best friend” online. Dogs seem to be laying low in terms of memes, but they’re just biding their time. If you’re of the same sentiment as Charles de Gaulle, who said “The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs,” you’ll find enough barkworthy information on the internet to really wag your tail at.
Pet lovers will do just about anything to ensure that unconditional love of a furry (or scaly, feathered, slimy, finned) friend remains for just about ever, from microchipping to the currently hotly debated practice of tattooing animals. When a pet goes lost, or somehow gets separated from his people, it may be a little bit of comfort to know that innately, your canine/feline companion has something working inside him to get him home.
Have pet, will govern? Conspiracy theories abound in the political world, but there aren’t many that everyone from veterinarians to animal enthusiasts can get behind. Until you start looking at the connection between United States Presidents and their family pets. Once the fur, feathers, tails, and scales start flying, you may start to notice more of a pattern.
Pets are beloved family members, and sometimes you don't want to board your pet while you're away. This can be due to the high cost, the loneliness factor of pets or simply because it is more fun to have your pet with you when the family travels. Dogs may be the more traveled pet than others, but these tips should still apply to cats, too. Whether you're traveling by car, plane or otherwise, here are some pet safety travel tips for owners to consider:
Many of us consider our pets to be important members of the family. We transport the family dogs to play dates, the park, the vet’s office and to the beach. We bring them along to keep us company while running errands. They join us on vacations and to our favorite camping spots. Their comfort translates to our own. Finding a vehicle that provides safety for the family, including the pet passengers, is a major “must have” on the automobile shopping list for those in the market for a new car.
Although vet care costs continue to rise, research shows that routine care is necessary for the overall health of pets. Even with rising costs, there are ways to help soften the blow of a high vet bill.