Have you ever heard of Koko, the gorilla? She was raised separately from other gorillas and taught sign language, among other simple tasks. Her caretakers realized one day that Koko was lonely, and so they began searching zoos and protected animal habitats to find her a friend. To put this into context, a group of scientists devoted quite a lot of time trying to find a gorilla a date. Probably not what they envisioned they would be doing with their degrees, but animals are social beings. They need members of their own species to keep them company.
We like our pets for the companionship they provide, but just as we go out to socialize with other people, so should our pets. Dogs especially are pack animals. Now, of the roughly 55 million dogs in the U.S., only about 4% are actually diagnosed with separation a
If you’re a first-time pet owner, you’ve probably already realized that there are many different things you need to remember when it comes to taking care of your pet’s health. Although many of these points are pretty similar to how you need to take care of yourself, here are just a few specific pet healthcare basics that dogs and cats need from their humans:
- Spaying or neutering your pet is important for a few reasons, and it will even keep your pet healthier in the long run (especially if the procedure is done when the animal is still a puppy or kitten). Spaying or neutering a dog will generally extend his/her life by about one to three years, and spaying or <
When you get a new puppy, the very first thing you should be thinking about (besides the toys, food, and playtime, of course) is finding a dog spay and neuter clinic. Spaying a dog (if it’s a “she”) or neutering a dog (if it’s a “he”) is one of the most important ways you can keep your dog safe and also protect the safety of other people and animals.
Here are just a few of the top reasons why pet neuter clinics and pet spay clinics are so important:
- Sterilizing a dog is one of the most common veterinary procedures today and you can be sure that the vets working at a trustworthy do