If you're spending time by the water this summer, make sure to keep your pets away from these common dangers.
Keeping our pets happy and healthy is one of our most important responsibilities as pet owners and humans in their lives. Pets cannot express themselves verbally when they are in pain or distress — but pet parents can notice signs when their pet is not feeling well.
Americans’ love for their pets is evident in the many dog parks and grooming parlors around the country, as well as in online cat videos and pet food prices. When you Google “pet population in the United States,” you are immediately confronted with two frequently cited sources. According to the 2021-2022 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by American Pet Products Association (APPA), 70% of U.S. households (or 90.5 million households) own a pet. In comparison, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently reported that 57% of U.S. households owned a pet in 2016. No matter what statistics you look at, it is safe to say that we love having fur balls occupy our sofas and hearts.
No words can describe the satisfaction one receives when their pet gleefully jumps at them when they return from work, showing how much they have missed their owner. The human-pet relationship is gratifying and pure. In fact, it is probably one of the only few relationships that is free from vices and negativities.