05Mar
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Our pets are beloved members of the family. Naturally, we want to care for them in the best ways possible. Fortunately, technology can help; more than ever, developers are creating apps for people that love their animals. You can even find entertainment and games designed for pet lovers.

Here’s a list of fun apps that pet lovers will appreciate.

MyPetED – Pet Health Center

This app is great for tips on taking care of your animal. Input a profile with all the pet’s vitals, track appointments and vaccinations, and keep a record of any animal caretaker’s information. There are resources for finding a vet or lost pet, as well as adoption information. There is also a library of articles concerning pets and pet health.

Pet Playpen

Virtual pets aren’t as much fun as the real thing, but they are a great way to pass the time. This app lets you own up to three virtual pets that you can play with, feed, and care for. It allows you to maintain stats for your pets, and has a cool virtual store with an inventory of treats that can be bought for your pets.

iKibble Free

This is a practical app for owners that tend to feed their pet from the table; people food. It features a database featuring tons of foods which are okay for your dog to eat, and allows you to search food by name or health rating. You can also seek out recipes that can be shared with your dog. This is a free app supported by ads, but you can get rid of the ads with the paid version.

Dog Translator

This is a fun and free app that claims it can help you understand what your dog is barking. Here’s how it works: Record the dog barking, then let the app analyze and translate the barks into English. While purely for entertainment purposes, you’ll get a kick out of knowing what channel the dog wants to watch.

petcentric

This app is for pet lovers averse to leaving their animal at home while they travel. It can locate pet-friendly restaurants, hotels and bars. It will also help find animal-friendly parks, local vets, shelters, pet sitters, groomers, kennels, and a lot more. Users can add pet-friendly locales to the database, and they can also upload and view pet photos, videos, and read articles.

Pet First Aid

This app helps you keep the best care for dogs, cats, kittens and puppies right on your device. There’s information on dealing with bruises and chokes, CPR and choking, all through helpful and easy to follow video and illustrations. The app also lets you track the pet’s medical info. Not only can you keep records of what you do, but keep track of vet appointments and when vaccinations are due or have been given.

Pet Names

In addition to a cool soundboard that replicates animal noises, this app allows you to cull through thousands of names for an animal. Go alphabetical, popular, or by type of animal, but you will find the perfect name for any dog, cat, ferret, lizard or even pet spider. One particularly awesome name is Izzy Taylor; check out her story here for more fun.

08Feb
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CHARGE!

Dogs have always been considered brave animals. They’ve been known to take on larger animals such as bears and wild cats. Some breeds will not back down to humans. There are even those who have been trained to run into burning buildings or assist soldiers in warzones.

Of course, vehicles should pose a different problem altogether. You might have a pooch that would chase a Dodge Charger down the road, but what about a dog that would charge at an oncoming tank? As you can see in this image, it’s definitely possible.

CHARGE!

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For many of us, pets are just as much a part of the family as children. Adults who haven’t any children are even more likely to view their pets as their kids. For people who feel this way, pets deserve the same caliber of care and love as the rest of the family.

Feeding your pet

The most important thing you can do to care for your pet is ensure that he or she is well fed at all times. Depending on the type of animal you have, you should adhere to the feeding schedules recommended by your veterinarian. Most animals need food and fresh water at least once a day while others do better with two meals.

No matter what type of animal you have at home, you should change the water twice a day. Animals deserve fresh, cool water as much as you do. You wouldn’t drink a glass of water that’s been sitting around for days filled with crumbs from last night’s dinner, so don’t expect your animal to do the same.

Appropriate living conditions

Caring for your pet includes the provision of acceptable living conditions. You wouldn’t make your children sleep outside in the rain or the snow; the same principle should apply to your pet. Your cat or dog might love the great outdoors but when inclement weather occurs, pets appreciate and may even need shelter.

Grooming

Animals require a bit of vanity care, just like humans. While some animals, such as cats, are fairly self-sufficient when it comes to bathing, most animals need some grooming. Dogs, especially the breeds with thick coats, require frequent visits to the groomer to clean and trim their fur. At home, you can provide grooming for your animal by giving baths when he or she is dirty.

Additionally, it is important that your pet’s nails are trimmed regularly. It can be difficult and uncomfortable for an animal to walk and run around with nails that are too long.

Exercise matters

You need exercise to stay healthy, and so does your pet. While it’s not necessary to hook your cat or hamster up to a leash and go for a stroll, you definitely should take your dog for regular walks. Ideally, you should allow the dog to go outside a few hours a day for fresh air and fun.

Other ways to allow your animals to stretch their muscles include an exercise wheel for small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs, and cat toys your feline friend can chase around the house. Your dog will love to play fetch, and your cat will prefer to chase a fake mouse or ball of yarn around the living room.

Veterinarian visits and pet medications

Your animal requires regular visits to the vet. These are important and should not be ignored or skipped. Your vet will schedule necessary appointments when the time comes. In addition, if your pet requires medication of any sort, your vet will recommend it.

Since pet medications can be quite costly, you don’t necessarily have to purchase them from your vet. You can obtain your pet’s medication online for discounted prices. Caring for an animal requires financial support and emotional support. You don’t have to break the bank to buy animal medications when you can purchase them for a discount at Planet Drugs Direct.

Caring for your animal is the most important thing you can do for a pet. Aside from finding a veterinarian and groomer that you and your animal both like and trust, you have to provide some basic care for your animal on a daily basis.

Your pet is part of your family. The animal loves you and relies on you to ensure hr or she feels well, is fed and that has no fleas or other irritants or ailments. Make sure you treat your furry, scaled, or feathered housemate with the same love and respect you treat anyone else you care about.

24Aug
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There’s been a lot of chatter lately about how we’re an over-medicated society and we turn to pharmaceuticals too quickly. Some people advocate alternatives to “conventional” medicines such as herbal remedies and acupuncture.

But something that’s not talked about as often are herbal remedies that can be given to pets, or why a dog owner might want to use herbal remedies for their four-legged housemate. But here’s four reasons you might consider them.

1. It can help save money

We all know that a trip to the vet can be a necessity when our pets are in grave danger, and we’re all thankful for them at such times. But when our pets are just feeling a little down in the mouth or they suffer a very minor injury, we might hesitate to go. And saving money is always a plus for pet owners; it means more money for toys!

2. You can often grow them yourself

I know this sounds a little hippy or witch-doctor, but I’m serious. Most of these herbal remedies are easy to grow.

Afraid you don’t have the room? Think again. Even those who live in apartments can grow in window boxes that add to your decor. Sure, aloe vera isn’t the prettiest plant in the world, but it’s very, very useful. On the other hand, calendula flowers can really brighten up a room.

3. They pull double duty

It’s generally not a good idea to take other people’s medications, but if you’re growing herbal remedies for your pup, they can help you too. Ginger is a great medicinal herb for you and your pet, and it’s awesome in food recipes.

For humans, ginger is great for upset stomachs, inflammatory conditions like arthritis, and just general “feel better”-ness. In dogs, it works great for their stomachs. If they tend to be nervous travelers, try feeding them some ginger to calm them.

4. If you don’t have a green thumb …

Other pet-lovers who do will gladly share. As I said, many of the herbs are common and readily available between herbal stores and online sources. Some are marketed specifically for pets, but there are many ways to get these herbs.

Do your research, though, and give your vet a quick call just to make sure that it’s going to be safe for your dog. We wouldn’t want any pets to have to end up at the vets’ office, when the whole point is to try to keep them from having to go there in the first place.

25Jan
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New bed

This may just be the most adorable thing you’ll see all day. Food to the left. Bed in the center. Bath to the right?

22Nov
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Every year our friends and family gather from far and wide to sit around a table for Thanksgiving. We play a fun game of touch football, have a few laughs, give thanks, and eat until our belly hurts. I really love the nip in the air, frost on the ground, smell of turkey in the oven, and the feeling of togetherness that happens on this day. It is hard to put it all into words of how much I enjoy Thanksgiving, but this dog’s face kind of says it all.

Smile and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

[Photo via: Reddit]

10Aug
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Nosy

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This nosy little guy has got me contemplating, I’m not sure what I want more, a dog or a DSLR. Thanks to Austin Toyota Dealer who shared this photo with us, due to it’s incredible cuteness.


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