Feel free to indulge your pet this Valentine's Day to show him you care. But resist the urge to share fatty foods that might be difficult to digest. If kibble is her standard fare, mix it up by adding something tasty and nutritional, such as baked chicken, vegetables, potatoes or rice.
How long your pet can tolerate outdoor conditions depends on their size, body fat, activity level, coat type and overall health. For example, long-haired and thick-coated breeds, such as Huskies and Akitas, are more tolerant of cold weather than short-haired Dachshunds or Chihuahuas. However, no pet should be left outside for long periods in below-freezing weather.
The first step to organizing anything is to get rid of excess stuff. Netflix star, , the quintessential queen of organization, suggests that“unless something sparks joy in your heart, you should get rid of it.” When it comes to dog and cat accessories, this might be easier said than done. After all; just because you aren’t attached to your feline’s favorite catnip carrier or your puppy’s first rubber bone doesn’t mean your pet would be okay with having them tossed into the trash.
What is true for humans also applies to our furry friends. Pets come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, based on factors such as ancestry, lifestyle and diet. But how can you determine whether your pet is healthy or needs a leg up on his or her fitness routine?
Excess weight can reduce your pet’s life expectancy by more than two years. So, it’s important to keep him fit and trim to give him the best chance of a longer, healthier, and pain-free life. This blog posts offers suggestions for how to determine whether your pet is at a healthy weight and what steps to take if he or she needs to lose a few lbs.