2022-10-18Bringing your paw friend to the veterinarian office is usually paired with negative emotions. However, responsible owners should make sure that their doggy is vaccinated, and has gone through parasite control. This is essential for dogs to remain healthy and live long. There are many health conditions, some of which are breed-related, and genetically inherited others are caused by bacterial and viral infections and are often transmitted from other animals. Luckily many of these illnesses are treatable. We will let you know what illnesses can be very dangerous for your paw friend if you do not get him/her vaccinated and will also give you some tips on how a vaccination schedule may look.
2022-10-10As you may already know service dogs are not just regular pets, but dogs, who have gone through basic obedience training and specific service dog training, depending on what type of service dog tasks they will perform. Training a service dog is a long process, we could even say that it is a life-long process, that requires a lot of time, effort, patience and of course-money. When talking about their service dogs, people usually refer to them as family members (which we absolutely agree with) that are of utmost importance for their physical and/or mental health. However, service dogs can also be considered a long-term investment.
2022-09-27What do we usually do when we meet a cute dog on the street? It is out of the question! We approach him/her, willing to pet him/her or at least we try to make eye contact and talk to him/her. Often it does not even come to our mind to want to talk to the owner first and ask for permission to pet their pet. Some of you may think that this is not a big deal, especially if the dog is small, and looks cute and friendly. But have you ever thought about the possibility for the dog to be not just a pet, but a service dog? Will petting the dog be acceptable in this case?
2022-09-22According to researchers about 20% of adults worldwide, 50 million of which are Americans, are affected by a mental illness. Almost 5% are dealing with a severe mental disorder. Those of you, who have a pet, have definitely recognized the great positive effect that his/her presence has on your emotional state. Our pets give us their unconditional love and are always by our side if we need them (especially valid for dogs). Since animals have proved how beneficial they are for the mental health of many people worldwide, you may wonder how to get an animal that is officially recognized as an Emotional Support Animal.