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Foods To Avoid Sharing With Your Pets

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We love our pets. We love to see how happy they are when we share our food with them. Though sharing with your pet may be enjoyable, it also causes animals to beg. There are also many foods you should avoid sharing with your pets.

Remember, sharing human food with your pet is not the healthiest for them. A balanced diet of “pet friendly food” as outlined by your vet is the best option. You could, unknowingly, be increasing your pet’s weight to an unhealthy level. For every pound your pet is overweight, you may be shortening their life by as much as a year.

Our friends at the ASPCA have compiled a list of people-food to avoid feeding to our pet children.

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/people-foods-avoid-feeding-your-pets

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22

06 2016

Other Pets To Consider

Sure, dogs and cats make fantastic companions.  But a pack of other pets can hop, gallop, swim and slither their way into your heart, too.  Each comes with its own special considerations.  Here’s a guide to help you discover which furry or scaly friend is perfect for you.

Rabbits

Positives: Rabbits are playful, friendly and form close bonds with their owners.  They can also be litter-trained so the next time you’re stuck in drive-time Beltline traffic you can rest assured Mr. Whiskers will be fine until you get there.

Downside: Rabbits need more than pellet food- namely, roughage in the form of hay and fresh vegetables.  So you might need to garb an extra tote bag for your Farmers’ Market excursions.

Perfect for: Apartment and condo residents anywhere.  Rabbits make only slightly more noise than a carrot, and their cages are hardly a space-hog.

Price Tag: $30-$45

 

Horses-

Positives: Graceful, beautiful animals that embody the rugged individualism.  Carbon footprint high on your concerns?  Park the hybrid in the garage and strap on that saddle, cowboy.

Downside: Drilling fence holes is really hard work, and where in the world to keep all that hay?  Also, a simple pooper-scooper and plastic baggies are out.  See: shovel.

Perfect for: Only those with the biggest yards (or fields) on the outskirts of the city.

Price Tag: $1000 and up

 

Fish-

Positives: Extremely quiet and soothing.  Maybe you like the water.  Guess what: so do they-it’s an instant bonding moment.

Downside: Cleaning the tank is work-intensive, daily feedings are needed and setup costs can be steep.  Live on the third floor with no elevator?  Lugging the tank upstairs can be a hassle.

Perfect for: People with kids.  Also, if you’re feeling info-overload, you can ditch the TV and put a fish tank in its place.

Price tag: $2-$50

 

Snakes-

Positives: You’ll definitely stand out in a crowd, and they’re easy to care for- you only have to feed them once a week or so.  Short on cash?  Take your reptilian down a busy street and make a few bucks as a street performer.

Downside: If they happen to get loose, catching them won’t be as simple as putting out a dish of food and calling their name.

Perfect for: Counterculture Isthmus dwellers.

Price tag: $40 to $200

 

Mice & Rats-

Positives: Incredibly smart, interactive and playful.  They’re also big fans of day trips, so throw them in your coat pocket and take them for a trip.  Easily amused by the torn-up newspaper (recycle!) padding in their cages.

Downside: Short life spans, so not for those looking for a long-term attachment.  Unfortunately, no one’s invented a tailless rat, so you’re going to be stuck looking at that thing.

Perfect for: Price point and ease of care make rodents perfect for students, or busy families with one too many dogs already.

Price Tag: $6-$15

 

Article courtesy of Madison Magazine December 2008

 

Interested in Pet Insurance – visit http://www.aspcapetinsurance.com/barkpurrandinsure for a no obligation quote and find out all the advantages of having a plan for your furry companion.

 

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10 2011


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