Category: Guides

Choosing A Pet for Your Apartment

So you’ve moved into your first apartment? That’s fantastic! I’ll bet you are brimming with the excitement that comes with finally acquiring that first taste of freedom! Or perhaps you’ve moved from the suburbs to the inner city simply for a lifestyle change? How exciting! But be warned; as you begin to arrange your collection of …

When You Lose a Pet

How excited are you when you get that little ball of fluff home? It is the beginning of, what you hope to be, a 15-20-year journey with a new best friend. And then the day comes when you lose him. Whether it happens through an accident, health issue or old age, it is a day that …

Supplies You Need to Get for Your New Pet Bird

When buying supplies for your pet bird, it is important to know as much as possible about the needs of the particular species you plan to purchase. Different bird types, such as parrots (like cockatiels, parakeets and macaws) and finches (including birds like canaries) will have vastly different needs when it comes to buying supplies. You …

A Guide on Responsible Pet Ownership

No longer is it just a matter of sitting a pet cat or dog on a mat by the fireside and feeding it a plate of food. The tireless lobbying by various organizations to ensure that cruelty to animals does not occur has seen changes that mean that pet owners have far more responsibilities towards their …

Can Your Pet Cause You to be Ill?

You love your pets unconditionally. But can they put you at risk for diseases? Yes! It is estimated that 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses. That means diseases that are spread from animals to humans. It is not just dogs or cats that can cause a problem, but fish, rodents, birds, and reptiles as well. …