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How to Choose the Right Pet Carrier for your Pug

I’m often asked why choosing a pet carrier should be different for a pug than any other animal. There are actually a couple of reasons. Firstly, their short snouts mean they can experience breathing problems during travel, when there are changes in air pressure, or in confined stuffy spaces. This makes it extremely important to choose a carrier that keeps them safe and healthy. The other reason is due to their unique personality. If you have…

Toxic foods that Dogs and Cats should Never Eat

Cats are true carnivores, which means they rarely prefer something different other than meat, milk and products containing these. Conversely, unlike cats, dogs are omnivores (just like us humans!), which means that besides meat, dogs also eat vegetables and fruits for a balanced diet. There are a number of common foods that dogs and cats should never eat no matter how cute they are staring at you when you are eating – including the following:…

What’s the Most Popular Pet in the US? – Pet Statistics

So I have always believed that dogs are the most popular pet. I am a proud pug owner and I have always owned dogs since as far back as I can remember. According to the 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 67 per cent of all U.S. households (85 million) own at least one pet, compared to the same survey carried out in 1988, which showed 51 million households owned pets, which accounted for 56%…

Cutting Down the Cost of Pet Insurance

Breed Other than Pedigree If you want to buy insurance for a dog that you haven’t yet adopted or bought, it is recommended to consider buying or adopting a crossbreed instead of a pedigree. An insurance policy for a pedigree can be costly as some of the breeds are more likely to develop a variety of hereditary conditions. Make sure to check the conditions covered in the policy as not all insurance providers include the…

How to Tell if Your Dog is Lactose Intolerant

Human babies get their nutrients from milk. In order to break down the nutrients found in milk, babies need a significant amount of an enzyme called lactase. However, as the babies grow up and start eating soft and, eventually, solid food, the body cuts back on lactase production since it no longer has much function. That is why almost 65 per cent of the human population have reduced ability to digest milk after infancy. In…

How Much Water Should a Dog Drink a Day? – Dog Hydration

I’m sat in my kitchen watching my dog drinking water (yes, that’s all I do all day..) and he drinks it like it’s his favourite thing in the world. We all know that water is important, that something that we can’t live without. On average, between 50% and 65% of the adult human body is water and more or less the same can be said about dogs. According to Veterian Key, around 60% of an…

Hug a Vet for Veterinary Technician Week

Many of us have a pet – in fact, most of the U.S households own pets. Sixty-eight per cent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) in 2018. Unsurprisingly, out of those pet owners, 60 million were dogs. Sorry cat lovers, but most of us are dog people. I actually didn’t care much for either dogs or cats, until it was my wife’s…

Can Dogs Get High? – Impact of Marijuana on Dogs

We have previously written an article, covering whether CBD oil is good & safe for dogs. But what about THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the psychoactive part of marijuana? With cannabis being legalized in more states in the USA and other parts of the world, I feel this is something we need to talk about. Can dogs get high from marijuana and what’s more, is it dangerous for them? Can Dogs Get High? Yes, dogs can…

CBD Oil for Dogs – Is it Good & Safe for Dogs?

Are you thinking of giving your dog CBD oil? CBD oil is a hot topic at the moment for us humans. We always hear people talking about the benefits it can provide. For example, CBD oil is to used to manage migraines, joint pain and even anxiety & stress. joint pain. Even Joe Rogan, my favourite podcaster/comedian is a regular CBD oil user! Kim Kardashian has had CBT-based baby shower – which actually sounds quite…

Travelling With Dogs – Can I Bring My Dog Into the UK?

Travelling on your own is no fun. Travelling with children is definitely not fun. But how about going on an aeroplane with your dog? So you are planning to visit the UK either on vacation or perhaps you are looking to relocate to the country. You may be sat wondering “Can I bring my dog to the UK?” Yes, you can bring your dog into the UK! But, there is a big BUT. It can…