- Get to Know Your Pet from Head-to-Tail
Cindy couldn’t exist without pets in her life, but working a 40-hour week to pay for her small apartment, made it difficult to share her life with an animal who would depend on her, so…Cindy decided to become a professional pet sitter, a job she found to be more pleasure than work. She joined an [...]
- Pet Insurance 101: How It Works, What to Look For and Why You Need It
The following article has been provided courtesy of Petplan pet insurance, who is also offering an exclusive 10% discount on policies to Adopt-a-Pet.com supporters. To learn more visit Petplan. Pets are increasingly part of the household (they are certainly the easiest to get along with!), and like the rest of our family, they need [...]
- The Happy Healthy Pet Guide
The following article has been provided courtesy of Petplan pet insurance, who is also offering an exclusive 10% discount on policies to Adopt-a-Pet.com supporters. To learn more visit Petplan. As a pet parent, taking care of four-legged friends is your number one priority—and keeping pets fed, watered, exercised and happy is just [...]
- Book Giveaway! Win a Free Copy of The Total Dog Manual From Adopt-a-Pet.com
Whether you’re an experienced dog owner or a first time adopter, Adopt-a-Pet.com’s Total Dog Manual has everything you need to know (and more!) to start you and your new friend off on the right paw – and now you can score your copy for free! We’re giving away a copy for each of the [...]
- Can my pet get sunburned?
Yes! Pets, just like people, can get a sunburn. Most pets have fur which does provide some protection from the sun’s burning rays, but pets don’t have fur on their noses or pads of their feet, and many pets have very thin or no hair on the tops of their snouts, the tips of their [...]
- Should my pet have her first heat before she is spayed?
Many people still believe that a dog or cat should have her first heat before she is spayed. This old wives tale! I was in a vet office yesterday, and overheard a young couple ask the vet, “Can our puppy really get pregnant now? She is only a baby!” A 7- month-old baby, so the [...]
- What is bloat?
Bloat. For many dog owners, the word “bloat” is like a stab of fear to their belly. Rightfully so! Bloat in dogs can be fatal. Bloat is the common term for gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) The ASPCA says, “When bloat occurs, the dog’s stomach fills with air, fluid and/or food. The enlarged stomach puts pressure on other organs, [...]
- What is the best age to spay or neuter?
What is the best age to fix a puppy or kitten? Ask ten people, and you may get ten different answers! Those of us in the animal sheltering and rescue world usually recommend early-age spay/neuter at 8 weeks of age, or as soon as possible after that. Promoting early-age spay neuter is part of the [...]
- Vet Q&A: Protecting your pet’s health when you adopt
One of the biggest concerns potential pet parents have about the animals for adoption at shelters and rescues is their health. Are pets for adoption at shelters and rescues healthy? Can my family and my pets get sick if they are sick? Pets at shelters are just like pets from any communal environment, including pet [...]
- Vet Q&A: Are pets for adoption healthy?
When I’m volunteering as an adoptions counselor at my local animal shelter, one of the biggest concerns potential pet parents have about the animals for adoption is their health. Are pets for adoption at shelters and rescues healthy? Can my family get sick if they are sick? Pets at shelters are just like pets from [...]