Sleeping, Eating and Playing: How to Keep Your Pet Healthy

All pet-owners want the best for their furry friends. It’s important to keep your pets healthy and happy, and the best way to do so is by educating yourself on their health and needs. Be aware of common hazards located around your home, especially poisonous plants. Good nutrition, daily play, and exercise are also important factors to your pet’s overall health and happiness. From early life to old age, they are specific health concerns to be aware of and pet ownership necessities like training. Your pet will appreciate your efforts to learn more about their health.

Household Hazards to Pets

  • Pet Care: Household Hazards: AVMA shares the foods, chemicals, medications, and other household items that can cause potential harm to a pet.
  • Cats: Ten Common Household Hazards: For the cat-lovers, PetMD shares ten common hazards for cats that can be found in the home. Cats can be awfully curious, roaming about the house and finding themselves in the tiniest nooks and crannies: Being aware of these ten items will prolong a cat’s life and keep cat owners from terrible heartache.

Travel Safety for Pets

  • Traveling by Air With Pets: The Center for Pet Safety informs pet owners of the risks of traveling by air with a pet as well as the steps to take beforehand.

Proper Exercise and Nutrition for Your Pet

  • Preventing Diseases in Pets: Just like in humans, eating and exercising correctly is essential to a pet’s health. Harmony Vet Center goes into detail about the ways to prevent pet diseases through exercise and proper diet.

Poisonous Plants for Pets

  • Poisonous Plants for Pets: Pet Poison Helpline receives dozens of calls every day from worried pet owners whose pet ate a plant that could be poisonous. Here, they explain the most poisonous plants for dogs and cats.
  • Keeping Pets Safe in the Garden: Know the plants to avoid growing or storing as well as the steps to take in your garden so a wandering pet doesn’t run into trouble.
  • Backyard Plants to Remove: If you just moved in or just got a new furry friend, this article can help you find the plants in your backyard that can be dangerous to pets.
  • Best vs. Worst Plants: Apart from learning which plants not to grow in the garden, find out which ones are pet-friendly.

Training Basics for Your New Pet

  • Different Training Methods: There are many ways to train a dog. The American Kennel Club addresses different methods of training and how to keep the dog engaged during each session here.

Potentially Dangerous Items for Your Pet

  • Potential Dangers and Taking Action: The U.S. Food Drug Administration lists potentially hazardous materials that can cause harm to your pets and what to do in case of an emergency.
  • Common Household Poisons for Pets: Most people love grapes, but did you know they could be seriously dangerous for pets? Vet Street informs pet owners about different items that can be harmful to pets as well as the best way to respond in case of an unfortunate event.
  • Beware of the Garage: Many products sitting on garage shelves can hurt pets. This article lists item to avoid keeping within their reach.

Preventing Ticks on Your Pets

  • Natural Solution for Ticks: Many chemical solutions can help keep ticks away from your pet, but these three natural remedies are also worth a try.
  • Finding and Removing Ticks: After a day at the lake or in the woods, make sure to follow these guidelines to check your pet for ticks and remove them.

Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet

  • Pet Disaster Preparedness: Knowing the steps to take when a tornado, hurricane, or flood is imminent can save valuable time and keep you and your pets safe.
  • Kits for Cats and Dogs: FEMA discusses the importance of having a prepared disaster kit as well as steps to take if evacuating an area.

Pet Euthanasia: How Do I Know it’s Time?

  • How to Know it’s Time: American Humane lists common symptoms to look for to help you know that it’s time to let go of your pet.
  • Stop Suffering Before it Happens (PDF): In this document, Ohio State University compiles a list of questions and procedures to help pet owners know when to euthanize their furry family members.

Miscellaneous Pet Information

  • Neutering and Spaying: Find out about the benefits, cost, and myths regarding neutering or spaying a pet.
  • Interesting Fact About Dogs: We all know a dog wags its tail when it is happy or excited, but did you know it has 42 teeth when it is fully grown?
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Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site. He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 100 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 4 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading both fiction and non-fiction, and playing classical piano. He enjoys traveling as well, and not just to test out hotel mattresses! Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

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