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On any given day, Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) accepts dozens of dogs and cats in need of a home. Some studies even find that the more attached an elderly person is to their pet, the more depressed they are. This could very well be a correlation, not causation, but it is something to consider if you are prone to depression or mental illness. Some doctors studying seniors and their pets believe that the death of an animal can affect an elderly person’s depression in a more severe way. Life can be isolating as you age, and the death of pet could add to this stress. Other studies have found that if you have a strong social network, having a pet makes no difference in your happiness level. These opposing studies create conflicting views on the subject, so it is wise to just do what’s best for you.

If you know you want a pet, but aren’t sure which would be best for you, this guide can help. The perfect pet will be unique to you and finding it can be a fun and rewarding experience. Hundreds of people have told me their stories of about how they came to own their pets, and how they have changed their lives for the better. Passionately expressing their feelings of love and devotion, they speak of their pets as if they were members of the family – and for all intents and purposes, they truly are.

The word “pet” evokes images of cats curled up on laps, loyal dogs fetching sticks and furry rodents running on wheels. Even with the occasional bird, reptile or arachnid mixed in, pets are pretty predictable for the most part. But as the popularity of exotic pets grows, more animal lovers are legally welcoming formerly wild creatures … Read more

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6 Tragic Stories Of Exotic Pet Ownership Gone Wrong

HEALTHY PETS DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. FORT BEND PETS ALIVE! is a non-profit, 501(C)3 organization, dedicated to helping make Fort Bend a no-kill community through programs such as adoptions, education and community outreach, low cost spay and neuter surgeries, fostering, Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS), and rescuing from euthanasia lists. Chicago Animal Care and Control protects public safety and ensures the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement.

veterinary care for dogs, cats, birds and exotics. So the genes that promote pet-keeping may be unique to humans, but they are not universal, suggesting that in the past some societies or individuals – but not all – thrived due to an instinctive rapport with animals. Pet ownership has many benefits, and doing a little research before taking the plunge will help make your new pet a welcome addition to the family.

The American alligator can reach over 14 feet in length and kill prey as large as cattle. Most homes cannot accommodate such a large predator. These animals can cause serious infections from bites, causing limb amputations, knock you down with a whip of their tail while it breaks your legs, and even kill you with their bite force of around 2000 pounds. You don’t want to see a male gator during mating season These animals should be respected but not kept as pets.

CDC regulations require that dogs must be healthy to enter the United States. And with limited exceptions, dogs must be immunized against rabies and have a valid rabies vaccination certificate. These requirements apply equally to all dogs, including puppies and service animals. Kristin Farris reviewed Fort Bend County Pets – Fort Bend … Read more

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