The Bull(y) and Strong Dog:

Staffordshire Terrier The Staffordshire bulls are known for their great strength because of their sizes. Their variety is muscular and stocky but is also known for their agility. Surprisingly, this breed is one of the two breeds recognized by the UK Kennel Club as very suitable for children. Furthermore, their types ranked 5th when it comes to dog popularity in the UK, where the breed originated. Interestingly, Staffies are the only breed of dog that are “totally reliable” when it comes to standard of breed. The following are some of the basic facts breeders would really love to know about Staffies: Category: Terrier Living Environment: either indoors or outdoors Coat: smooth (or silky like most terriers), dense, and short Colors: …

Antibiotics? I Think Not

Have you noticed that doctors are now being much more reluctant to give you a prescription for antibiotics unless it’s proven that you are indeed suffering from a bacterial infection? Well, I wish I could say better late than never, but in the case of antibiotics, we’re far too late. Antibiotics were once touted as a modern miracle and they did indeed save lives, once upon a time. The problem has been that they have been so widely overused and not just for bacterial infections, but for every single thing doctors didn’t know how to treat. In fact, even if the illness was viral, we were routinely given a prescription for antibiotics so we would happily go home and feel …

A Dog Is For Life Not Just For Christmas

My family run an animal sanctuary in Birmingham, England. Even though we love what we do, we feel that some people need to realise that a pet should be a long term commitment. They should not be seen as just a bit of fun which they can then get rid of when they get bored. Many people arrive at the animal sanctuary with their pets, which are mainly dogs, with many excuses as to why they are no longer able to look after or care for them. I am sure many of their reasons are valid but am also aware that many others are just an excuse to offload them. The excuses they give are varied: I have recently divorced …

The Makings of Good Parrot Breeders

If you are looking for a pet that can live and last for so many years, then you should consider buying a parrot for a pet. Because of their friendly nature and interesting personalities, a wide variety of parrots have been in the pet trade for parrot lovers to enjoy. But, owning a parrot entails great responsibility. You must be able to give proper care and attention so your pet parrot will enjoy long and healthy life. Taking care of parrots Parrots are known for creating close bonds with their owner or the ones who handle them. If there were one person that must understand the bird well, that should be the parrot breeder. Parrot breeders are significant figures in …

The History of Pet Grooming

Pet grooming is a common practice in our society. People don’t even think twice of spending hundreds of dollars having their pets groomed and bathed by a pet grooming professional. It is such a common connivance that many people forget the history of what made this profession what it is. If you look at the paintings of the Elizabethan era you will see pets portrayed in paintings that are well groomed and clean. Who did the grooming? Was grooming a pet an actual profession back then? Was the local barber responsible for pet care as well as cutting hair and medical responsibilities? At the local Lord or Lady have their hair cut alongside their pet There are actually paintings from …

Pet Insurance Is Easy As AKC

Acquiring a pet is a big responsibility. Financial responsibilities, as well as personal time are maximized to be able to take care of a pet freely. Registration of the pet to the owner, as well as loads of paperwork are also a part of owning a pet. One also needs to think about the well-being of his/her pet, such as providing for food, vaccinations, and the maintenance of the overall health care of a pet. Pet owners get pets for different reasons, as aids for blind and deaf people, and therapy for the sick. The most common reason is companionship. Having a pet is a very positive experience to both the pet and the owner. To provide maximum responsibility for …

Pet Dental Insurance

Bet you thought your pet dental insurance would be covered under your pet’s medical plan? Well, sometimes, but all those other times, think again! So who does that pooch think he is having two separate insurance plans? Well don’t sweat it, I’m going to show you why dental insurance can be necessary for your pet and why you might want to consider getting an add-on to your existing plan if it already has it. Admittedly not every dog will need dental insurance. It’s worth consulting with your vet to find out if your particular breed is more susceptible to any diseases. Other than that you should be aware that one of the easiest ways for an infection to spread in …