How Is Your Pit Bull’s Diet?: Dog Nutrition Tips

Part of being a loving, responsible Pit Bull owner is providing him with the proper diet to ensure he stays healthy. Many owners believe just because they purchase the most expensive brands of dog food for their Pit Bull that he is getting all of the vitamins and nutrients he needs, but often times, that is not the case. Humans can’t meet all of their nutritional requirements by eating one particular food, and neither can your Pit Bull. You are the one who is in control of this day to day aspect of your Pit Bull’s life, so essentially his health is up to you. It is important to try to make sure your Pit Bull’s diet consists of all …

Pet Health Insurance Veterinary eye Concerns for Pet Dogs

Owners who are considering purchasing pet health insurance for their dogs should make sure that the eye health of their dogs covered by the insurance policy. Because many insurance companies will not insure the eyes of a dog whose breed is habitually diagnosed with chronic eye problems may want to consider purchasing their puppy from a CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation). Breeders who are recognized by the CERF have been publicly acknowledged as breeding puppies without known health problems. In some cases insurance companies might also require that the owners have genetic screening done on the puppies before they can be insured. Glaucoma is a common eye condition that begins with very subtle symptoms such as dilated pupils that don’t …

Pennsylvania’s AKC Health insurance for Pets

Throughout history most of a veterinarian’s clientele was farm livestock (large animals). Dogs, cats and other household pets made up such a small amount of their daily business there was very little reason to study up on it. Even the beloved European veterinarian, James Herriott, counted on the Yorkshire farmers for a majority of his country clinics business. In 1884 that began to change when the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary school opened the United States very first clinic specializing in the veterinary needs of dogs. In 2001 the United States of America had over 28,000 veterinarians who specialize in small animals. It is fitting that Pennsylvania opened the very first vet clinic that specialized in the veterinary needs of dogs, …

Pet Grooming as a Career

A pet grooming career can be an exciting vocation which offers adventure and profitability. A pet grooming vocation requires standards that even veterinarians and breeders do not have to follow. You will fill a very important niche in the pet market and will become an important person to the animals you serve as well as their owners. You will have to use hands on techniques towards the animals, and at the same time you’ll have to observe their behaviors and physical traits. You will actually have to spend quality time with the animal. This is an activity that many veterinarians and breeders do not do. During this quality time, you must be able to judge the mental and physical characteristics …

Why You Should Use a Muzzle During Pet Grooming

Home pet grooming can be an experience for both animal and owner. The activity stresses out some dogs and cats and they behave differently when they are getting a bath or having their nails clipped. They may snip or bite at the pet groomer even if they are the ones they love. A loving, docile pet can become all teeth and nails if they do not want to be there. The best, most humane way to protect both human and animal during pet grooming is to use a muzzle. Though some people think that a muzzle is cruel, it can keep the animal restrained and stop them from possible doing harm. A muzzle fits around the dog’s mouth and is …