By Tony Johnson
Should I Get My Pet Spayed or Neutered?
It used to be very simple: there was absolutely no downside to having your pet spayed or neutered. Things have gotten a little more complex lately, so I'll help you navigate the sometimes murky waters of this conundrum in this article. One thing is still crystal clear, though: for the vast majority of pets and pet owners, having your pet spayed or neutered at some point in his life prevents far more problems than it causes.
Neutering a pet is catch-all term that means surgically or chemically making them unable to reproduce, regardless of gender, male or female. Somehow, this term has come to refer specifically to males and the surgical act of castration, or removal of the testicles. If you were to ask 100 people on the street what a 'neuter' is, 99 of them would say 'surgically removing a male dog or cat's...Continue Reading
Did you know that February is National Pet Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)? Now is the perfect time to schedule your cat's dental cleaning with your vet. You can also take steps at home to maintain your cat's dental health.
Have you ever thought about home cooking for your dog? If you have, you are not alone. More and more, people have decided to make their own pet food. And many more are seriously considering it. Why this new trend? Is it a good idea? Commercial diets are more convenient to use, cheaper, and nutritionally more consistent. So why would anyone want to go through the trouble and expense of cooking for their dog when there are so many commercially prepared foods readily available?
Paying close attention to your health helps you find problems before they start. You schedule a regular checkup with your doctor, watch what you eat, and exercise regularly. You also notice if something isn't quite right and follow up with t trip to the doctor. All of these steps contribute to your overall well-being.