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My pet is undergoing surgery tomorrow- what should I do the night before?
Asked by Unknown1 Answer(s)If your pet is undergoing surgery you should withhold all food and water after midnight of the night before. Keep your animal in a controlled environment indoors until the office call.
How much does pet adoption cost?
Asked by Unknown1 Answer(s)ometimes pets are free if there’s a special promotion going on, but adoption fees commonly range between $25 and $250. But now and then the cost may be much higher. If you feel the cost is too high, ask what it’s based on. Was the pet with a rescue group that receives no outside funding, and pays for all veterinary care, spay/neuter, tr
Can having a pet improve my health?
Asked by Unknown1 Answer(s)Whether you live with a dog, a cat, or even a bird, stress reduction is one of the great benefits of an animal companion. In one study, just watching 10 minutes of cute animal films was enough to lower volunteers' heart rates and blood pressure when they were stressed. Other research has linked pet ownership with significantly lower triglyceride an
Will Your Pet Fit Your Lifestyle?
Asked by Unknown1 Answer(s)Get to know the breed you are interested in and be open to changing your mind if it doesnt fit your ability to provide for its temperament. Ask lots of questions from the people adopting the animal out, maybe even find a breed specific group to ask quest
Can my pet catch a cold or flu?
Asked by Unknown1 Answer(s)Although your pet can catch strep throat, he/she can't catch a cold or the flu from you. That does not mean your pet can?t have an upper respiratory infection or intestinal disruptions. Coughing, sneezing, vomiting and or diarrhea can all be debilitating and potentially life threatening due to dehydration especially in smaller breeds.
Are You Ready for a Pet?
Asked by Unknown1 Answer(s)There are key questions that you must ask yourself before diving into pet ownership. The answers will direct you toward the right pet. Conversely, they may help you realize that it may not be the right time to bring in a new family member. Ask yourself these questions: 1) Am I ready to make a commitment to a pet and how long will I commit? 2) Can m
Why is obedience training for pets important?
Asked by Unknown1 Answer(s)One way to make your dog a good neighbor is through obedience training. A poorly behaved dog is a problem for everyone. Nothing is more frustrating than attempting to corral a dog that will not "come" when you call. A well trained dog is not only a pleasure to own, he is a goodwill ambassador for the entire canine community. A well-behave
Is stroking good for pets?
Asked by Unknown1 Answer(s)Yes. Stroking is the equivalent of grooming and grooming is the way that cats, dogs, monkeys, and many other animals maintain their relationships and care for each other. They enjoy it, as well as being a means to keep clean. But grooming has to be consensual. Animals approach each other cautiously, gaining permission to groom or asking to be groom
What is the difference between a pet shelter and a rescue group?
Asked by Unknown1 Answer(s)The biggest difference is that most shelters keep their available pets in a single facility, while most rescue groups keep theirs in the homes of volunteers. Also, shelters usually have some paid staff as well as volunteers, while rescue groups are almost always all-volunteer efforts.
How will i know when my pet is sick?
Asked by Unknown1 Answer(s)What our sick pets can't say in words, they'll demonstrate through physical symptoms and behavior changes. Any change in your pet's behavior from what it normally does is a reason to see your veterinarian. Here are some signs that?ll help you to know whether your pet is sick: 1) Vomiting or Diarrhea 2) Lack of Appetite or Decreased Activity 3) Urin