How to Handle Strays

Finding a stray cat or dog roaming about the streets is more common than you might think. People have found animals in all sorts of unusual places. But what should you do when it happens to you? If you see an animal running loose that seems like it might be in danger from passing traffic or neglect, there are certain ways that you can handle the situation. We’ve got five different actions you can take in order to get an animal to safety.

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How to Adopt Strays

If you’ve found a stray animal that doesn’t have any ID or a microchip, you may decide that you want to take it home with you. This is a viable alternative to leaving them in the shelter, but this doesn’t mean that the cat or dog is yours. A pet counts as someone’s property, so everything possible must be done to find the owners. If you do want to adopt a stray, we have a few tips to help you through the process. Continue reading “How to Adopt Strays”

Great Alternative Pets (That Aren’t Cats and Dogs)

So you want to get a pet, but it can’t be a dog or a cat. Maybe you’ve got allergies in the family, or maybe your apartment hates fun and furry friends. There is, of course, always the chance that you’re just looking for a different kind of pet. Dogs and cats are cool, sure, but what about a snake? Or a tiger?

Okay, so maybe not a tiger. The point is, sharing a bond with a pet and taking care of any animal can be an intensely rewarding experience. It can build a kind of reverence and affection for the animal world that’s hard to come by from a distance, but having a pet in your home comes with an equal amount of responsibility. So, let’s check out some good choices for people looking for something a little different.

Here are eight great pet alternatives and why they might be a great fit for your home.

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Microchipping: The Invisible Leash

It doesn’t matter if your dog or cat wanders out a forgotten gate, chases an unwitting squirrel or digs under the fence… if your pet is loose, your number one priority is bringing them home. Why isn’t your pet’s collar enough to guarantee a safe return? Simply put, tags can wear out and collars can fall off. Microchips are becoming the universal standard to extend the tether between pets and their homes.

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Tips to Make Life with a Blind Pet Easier

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The most common reason for blindness in pets is old age, but genetic factors and conditions like glaucoma could leave your pet blind or vision-impaired at any age. While this may be heartbreaking for pet owners and frustrating for pets, blind cats and dogs can still have a great quality of life.

These tips can make things a bit easier for both you and your pet!

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Are Pets a Good Present?

Are Pets a Good Present?

We’ve all seen it before. Maybe it’s on a friend’s social media or maybe in a movie or television show. A little girl or boy is gifted a pet by their parents for their birthday or for a special holiday like Christmas. While of course joy is to be expected, are pets a good present? Whether it’s a puppy, a new kitten, or a small pet like a hamster, pets can make great gifts…if they’re in the right hands.

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