Cats

Things That You Simply Need to Know About Cats

So, you have a cat in your home, right? The real question that you need to ask yourself is how do you treat your car? Do you see your cat just as something that you can play with when you are bored, or you actually see it as one of your family members? Take a moment, sit down and think about these things. If you want your cat to love you, you actually need to be the first one who shows love.

Make sure to treat it almost the same way you treat any other member of your family. Also, make sure to always make the best possible choices when it comes to feeding your cat. And did you know that you can actually benefit from being a cat owner? Here is how!

 

Improve Your Mood and Tackle Stress

Being a cat owner can have a significant impact on your mindset. Science shows that spending anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes per day hanging out with your cat can give you a mood boost. But how does this work?

The secret lies in two different chemicals. The first one is cortisol, which is actually a chemical that is commonly associated with stress; and the second one is serotonin, which is actually a chemical that promotes good feeling. Spending time with your cat can make your serotonin levels increase, and your cortisol levels decrease. Basically, the good feeling wins!

 

Improve Your Health

Having a cat can improve your health significantly. The entire list of health benefits that you get to enjoy by being a cat owner is quite long, so I am not going to go into details. However, one of the most important things that you need to know is that it decreases the chances of you getting a heart attack.

 

Recover More Quickly From Trauma

Your cat can actually help you recover more quickly from various types of trauma. Some recovering surgery patients have actually confirmed this one. As you can see, having a cat can make your life better in almost every aspect! Many great reasons to owning a cat. 

If you are looking for a cat sitter while away please feel free to contact us.

 

Dogs

Things That You Probably Didn’t Know About Dogs

Do you think that you are an expert and know everything that there is to know about dogs? Well, you better sit down and think again, because there are some things that are just simply hard to believe. Although dogs are known for being cute and fun creatures, there are some things that you need to pay attention to when playing with them. And now, here are some of those things!

 

Don’t Kiss Your Dog

Are you one of those people who think that their dog’s mouth is much cleaner than their own? If you are, then you definitely need to change your way of thinking, and you better do it fast! The reason why I am telling you this is because kissing a dog is actually quite dangerous for your health. Dog’s mouth is filled with bacteria, and some dangerous germs could be living in there.

You already know that dogs sometimes tend to eat spoiled food, as well as use their tongues the way people use a toilet paper, right? Just remember this the next time you think about giving your dog a kiss. I mean, come on, your dog already knows that you love him. There is no reason for any extra activities.

Dogs Have the Ability to Smell Hypoglycemia

This one probably sounds like something that came out of a fiction book or something like that, doesn’t it? However, regardless of how it sounds, it is actually very true! Dogs have the ability to smell a dangerous drop in your blood sugar levels. So, if you notice that they are licking your arm or any other part of your body too much, or if they are just barking a little bit more than they usually do, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible.

Dogs Have the Ability to Learn Up to 250 Words

The best-trained dogs are similar to a 2-year-old child in terms of the ability to speak. They can learn up to 250 words, while average dogs can learn up to 150 words. I guess you didn’t know this one, did you?

pets

Pets Can Improve Your Health and Here Is How

It is a well-known fact that animals can make people feel good. And there is absolutely no doubt about it – your pets can make you feel better even when you feel like your world is falling apart. Apart from making you feel good and improving your mental health, your pets can also improve your physical health, and they can do it in more than one way. Do you want to know how? Well, you came to the right place!

 

Pets Can Give You a Mood Boost

Spending only a few minutes playing with your cat or watching your fish swim can make you feel calm and relaxed. How? The thing is that your body actually goes through some changes while you are playing with your pet. Those changes are so good that they actually make a positive difference in your mood. While the levels of stress hormones in your body decrease, the levels of serotonin (the chemical that makes you feel good) increase.

 

Improving Your Blood Pressure

You probably already know that exercising is one of the most important things when it comes to your well-being. But did you know that spending time with your pet can actually improve your blood pressure? Yes, that’s right! One study that did a research on 240 married couples shows that pet owners had lower heart rates and a better blood pressure than people who didn’t have a pet. This is yet another reason why having a pet is such a great idea!

 

Lower Cholesterol Levels

Eating healthy and working out on a regular basis is very important for your cholesterol levels. But did you know that having a pet is an added bonus when it comes to improving your cholesterol levels?

One of the most important things that pets can do for your health is improving the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in your body. Although the reason for this has not yet been confirmed, it is probably because of a more active lifestyle that comes with having a pet.

 

Pet Care

Pet Care and Why It Is Important

Owning a pet probably sounds simple, right? But what if I told you that it is not as simple as it sounds? It is actually a big responsibility. You need to make sure that your pet is regularly trained, hydrated and fed, as well as cleaned up after the play time is over. But that is not all!

When it comes to owning a pet, another thing that you need to pay attention to is your pet’s health. I can’t even describe how much a proper pet care is important for the well-being of your pet.

Identifying Illness Early

Human beings can verbally express when they feel that something is wrong with their bodies, which is not really the case with animals. Animals don’t have the ability to speak, and it is up to you to determine whether there is something wrong with your pet or not. That is why taking your pet to a vet on a regular basis is very important for your pet’s health.

 

Dealing With Behavioral Issues

Good physical health is not everything that proper pet care is about. Your pet’s mental well-being is just as important as their physical health. And once again, this is something that a vet can help you with!

Make sure to take your pet to the vet on a regular basis, because a vet can give you the chance to talk about anything that is related to your pet’s mental health. Another reason why taking your pet to the vet is always a good idea is because a vet can tell you what you can do to improve your pet’s health – both physical and mental.

 

Savings

Regular vet visits probably sound expensive, don’t they? However, many associations offer some great deals that would benefit both you and them. And on top of that, identifying the illness early can help you save a lot of money in a long run.