Pet medication

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The importance of pet medication

We buy them fancy clothes, perfumes and even put them in daycare; but, in many cases, we are not paying enough attention to our pet's nutrition and pet medication. Without a healthy and well balanced diet, your pet is susceptible to many diseases that could be fatal.

Did you know that it's the hope of a growing number of doctors, researchers and animal behaviorists that, in the very near future, pet-patient interaction will shed its "alternative therapy" tag?

Scientifically measuring the benefits of pet therapy was the genesis behind Michigan State University's Human-Animal Bond Initiative conference of pet experts. The goal is that scientific research will validate animal-assisted therapies and help convince skeptics and critics of its value.

Studies would also help pet therapists confirm that putting a funny hat on a 75-pound collie and having it interact with someone undergoing cancer treatment is, as they expected, doing more for the patient than goading an easy laugh. The recent push for scientific studies is a marked departure for a treatment that has been historically supported by purely anecdotal evidence.

Whether your animal is involved in a pet therapy program, or just a loveable member of your family, the all important thing for you to remember about your pets is that their care is your responsibility.

The variety of online pet supplies is large and catalogs can be your source for all the things to keep Fido or Fluffy happy and healthy. We go as far as buying outlandish designer dog accessories, even more expensive than what we buy for ourselves, but we don't pay enough attention to pet medication.

Naturally, you should always have your pet checked by a reputable veterinarian and follow his (or her) advice. Find out from your vet what your pet needs and order your pet meds online. It's fast, easy and you'll save money.

A simple reminder to cat owners: milk and other dairy products are not good for your favorite feline. They can cause severe problems to the digestive system.

Also, remember not to let your pet get overheated. It is just as dangerous for your four legged friends as it is for you. Heat stroke isn't reserved for humans.

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