According to Peeva, a pet microchip company, one in three pets will go missing at some point in its life.
That comes to more than 10 million missing dogs and cats in the U.S. alone every year.
If you have a dog, you have to be realistic about the fact that he or she could run away, and it could happen at any time. Even the best trained dogs can get scared and end up breaking free to try to escape whatever’s spooking them.
The last thing we need is a new guide for dog ownership.
… or do we?
While the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t impacted dogs quite as much as it’s impacted those of us who care for them, the changes that the pandemic has introduced into our lives do affect the pooches that we love to love.
Bringing home a new dog takes a lot of hard work and preparation. Don’t you just wish there was a “New Dog Checklist” that would tell you everything you need to buy and do to get your home ready for its newest resident?
Well, new dog owners (and prospective future new dog owners), you’re in luck. We thought a resource just like that would be really useful for people who are getting ready to adopt a dog, so we set out to create it.
So 2020, huh? This year has been, to put things lightly, a lot.
Something we’re all guilty of — especially this year, but even when the world is less chaotic and scary than it is now — is doomscrolling. Think about it: You’ve definitely spent a sleepless night or 10 trapped in an endless scroll of bad news on your phone, tablet, or laptop.
Not to hit you with even more bad news, but it’s important: Science says doomscrolling is really bad for our mental health. While it’s important to keep up with world events, it’s equally important to take breaks from things that are scary, feel out of control, or make us spiral into anxiety or depression.
But how? Well, that’s where this guide comes in. We think the perfect antidote to doomscrolling is filling a social feed or two with fluffy, adorable things that make you happy — so we’ve gathered up some of our favorite animal accounts to follow on social media.
Whether you use Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Reddit, or all of the above, we have just the adorableness you need to add to your feed. Read on to learn all about doomscrolling, why you should stop doing it, and, most importantly, how to stop doing it.
All dog owners have, at some point, wondered how to be a good dog owner.
We’ve all experienced that familiar anxiety that comes with wondering if we’re doing a good job — and what we can do to better care for our furry best friends.
Reader, take a deep breath. The fact that you’re here, reading about how to be a good dog owner, shows how much you care about your pup. And when you care that much, you’re probably already doing a pretty good job.
There’s an episode of Judge Judy that’s super popular among dog lovers.
In the episode, the plaintiff claims that his dog was stolen by the defendant. The Defendant in turn says the dog, a sweet Maltese, is one she bought off a stranger on the street.
The reason the episode is so popular is because of how Judge Judy settles the case. She has the dog in question brought into the courtroom. As soon as he’s carried in and spots his real owner, his tail starts to furiously wag. When he gets set on the floor, he dashes to the plaintiff, who scoops him up with tears in his eyes as he says, “That’s my Baby Boy!”
Adding a new member to your family is a major life event that will take hard work and careful preparation — not to mention the years of dedication to taking care of your new pup. For anyone who hasn’t been through the adoption process before, it can get very overwhelming, very quickly.
That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled the ultimate guide for new dog adopters, beginning with the questions you should ask as you’re considering getting a dog, all the way to what to expect on adoption day and the days and weeks that follow. For any dog adopter, it’s a must-read.
Researchers — actual researchers — monitored 37 different dog breeds over two years to determine that they can sense the Earth’s magnetic field and that they “prefer to relieve themselves along a north-south axis.” And most of the time, they’ll even try to avoid pottying on the east-west axis.
So if you’ve ever wondered why the heck your dog spends so much time sniffing and spinning to find the right spot, now you know. But, do you know why your pooch tilts its head when you’re talking to it or how many colors it can actually see?
Keep reading to learn more interesting dog facts you can use to win virtual trivia or impress your friends on your next Zoom happy hour.
A lost cat can be even harder to find than a lost dog. Most people will pick up a wandering dog and help reunite it with its owner. But because so many cats are allowed to roam outdoors, helpful neighbors might be less likely to come to your kitty’s aid if he or she gets lost. The answer? Cats, like dogs, need trackers to help keep them safe. And to have the most peace of mind in knowing your feline friend is safe, you need the best cat tracker on the market.
Unfortunately, many of the most popular pet trackers on the market are too big, bulky, and heavy for cats to wear. That’s why we decided to compare some of the best cat trackers out there — focusing only on the ones that will work for cats as well as dogs.
Ready to learn how to best protect your cat in case he or she goes missing? Read on.