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Top 10 Dog Breeds With the Most Health Issues

bulldogvet2Before I begin, let me just say that I love all dogs and want them all; but there are undeniably certain breeds that have much more health problems than others. Does this mean that you shouldn’t own them? Definitely not, but a prospective dog owner should be aware of what they are getting themselves into before they adopt or rescue their new canine companion. Nothing is worse than when a new owner blindly adopts a new dog only to realize they cannot deal with its high maintenance, resulting in said dog ending up back at the shelter. To avoid this horribly heartbreaking scenario, people need to arm themselves with the knowledge necessary to not only choose which dog is right for them, but to prepare for its future health needs! Here are the top 10 dogs that have the most health issues according to PetBreeds.com: [click to continue…]

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Why Do Cats Act Like Their Food Bowl Is Empty?

cateatingfoodnlThere is a very strange phenomenon that surrounds cats, and it is a well known fact among feline owners everywhere; cats pretending their food bowl is empty even though it’s not. A lot of the time when cats are meowing repeatedly by their bowl to tell you, “I NEED FOOD!”, there is actually food still in there. Sure, the food in the middle will be missing, exposing the bottom of the bowl – but there is still plenty of food around the edges. After lots of speculation and theorizing from cat lovers from across the globe, there finally may be an answer to this burning question: why do cats demand more food when their bowl still has plenty? [click to continue…]

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Common Myths About Fishkeeping

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“I need more than just a BOWL!”

What are your first thoughts when you hear or read the word “goldfish”? Most people (possibly including you) assume that they are beginner’s pets – something that you buy your child to teach them responsibility, or a prize that you win at the county fair. What about aquariums, which are often thought of simply as decorations or furniture to add some life to your surroundings? While these are extremely common opinions that people hold, they couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there are quite a few myths about keeping fish as pets that people have accepted and perpetuated for decades; and as a result, pet fish everywhere suffer and die. If you ever hear any of the following falsehoods, be sure to kindly correct whoever said them: [click to continue…]

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Why Does Cat Urine Smell So Terrible?

catpee2Any cat owner can attest to the fact that cat urine is one of the strongest foul odors that exist in our reality. Feline urine has an undeniable pungency to it that seems relatively unmatched by other pets’ pee, and this is especially apparent when many different pets live in the same household. Being an owner of dogs and cats, it is very easy for me to differentiate between canine urine and feline urine (which comes in handy when trying to blame the source of an accident or mark). Out of the myriad of types of pets that I’ve had in my life, I can honestly say that my cats’ pee have been the worst. After reaching out to other cat owners (especially owners that have cats and dogs) and researching a bit online, I have concluded that this is a fact and here’s why:

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Invention of the Week: The Enhanced Pet Bowl!

enhancedOne of the most rudimentary and necessary items for any pet, is a bowl to contain its food and water. It can be a basic metal bowl, a ceramic bowl painted with its name in bright colors, or a literal soup or cereal bowl from your pantry – but your pet has to eat out of it safely and effectively. Many of us have not really given a proper thought about our pets’ bowls, aside from what designs should be on it, or whether or not it should have a witty phrase scrawled on it. But, for some pets, the usual bowl that most of us use doesn’t cut it – whether for medical problems, or behavioral issues. Here is a new type of pet bowl that is really making a difference in some pets’ lives – the Enhanced Pet Bowl: [click to continue…]

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Pet of the Week: Rex the Bearded Dragon!

13599785_10154960364686521_449074098264493817_nEvery day on social media, people share videos and pictures of adorable pets all over the world – either of their own pets, or of random pets – and they garner tons of likes, shares, and comments while they spread like wildfire. Arguably the most “viral” posts on social media, anything involving cute animals is definitely welcomed by anyone looking for something to squeal about for a second or two. Well, VetDepot is going to start showcasing some of these animals that definitely deserve more traction in the world of internet fandom! Every week, I will be shining a spotlight on an amazing creature that one of our fans has shared with us, and their stories will spread across the globe. We’re going to kick this week off by introducing you to Rex the Bearded Dragon! [click to continue…]

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All You Need To Know About Dog Licking

doglicking6You don’t have to be a dog owner to know that dogs pretty much lick everything, whether it’s themselves, people’s faces and hands, random objects, or even their own poop! As a society we have just accepted this as fact, and it would actually be a little strange if a dog DIDN’T lick everything in sight. While it can be a concern sometimes if your pup seems to be doing TOO much licking, most of the time I think it’s safe to say that we dog owners wonder to ourselves: WHY are you LICKING THAT? Well, let’s debunk this mystery once and for all, shall we? First, let’s begin with why they lick people: [click to continue…]

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What Colors Can Our Pets Actually See?

dogvision2There appears to be a mass confusion among pet owners and animal lovers alike concerning the amount of color that our non-human companions see in their world around them. According to most television shows, movies, and people that I’ve talked to, dogs are colorblind; some cartoons even show their perspective as completely black and white. But then why does it seem like a dog prefers certain colored toys over others? I’ve even been told by some that cats can see more color than dogs can, and I’ve heard conflicting information from others saying that dogs can see a few colors but not as many as we can. As if that isn’t confusing enough, what about other animals, like hamsters, rats, fish, parakeets, horses, pigs, chickens, chameleons, etc.? Well, it’s time that we tackle this issue once and for all and answer the burning question, “What colors can our pets actually see?” [click to continue…]

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Can Our Pets’ Poop Power Our World? Perhaps!

parkspark0I have often found myself thinking, “If someone found a way to turn pet poop into a fuel source, we’d solve our energy crisis,” and so have many other pet parents as well. While this idea is mostly a joke, one particular animal lover approached it from a realistic standpoint, and began applying science to this concept. The result is the Park Spark, a truly innovative technological breakthrough of the 21st century that turns dog poop into usable fuel! Yes, folks, this is absolutely true and NOT a prank, I promise. [click to continue…]

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5 Easy Ways To Help Homeless Animals!

straydogsLet’s face it, the homeless pet population isn’t going to magically go down any time soon. All over the country, animals are abandoned, surrendered, and lost at rates that rescues, shelters, and humane societies can’t even keep up with. There is indeed a movement gaining momentum, of animal lovers all over the world who are taking on the responsibility of animal welfare – and in some cases, changing their whole lives to revolve around it! While many have the dream of devoting their whole life to opening an animal sanctuary or rescue facility, it is seldom a realistic option. Below, there are different ways for busy animal lovers to make a difference to pets in need without having to turn your whole life upside-down. Some may be options you have never thought about, and others may be obvious, but hopefully we help you think about it differently so you find new motivation to finally get to it: [click to continue…]

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