5 Helpful Resources For Pet Owners
Owning a pet is a privilege and a pleasure, but it's also hard work. Between feeding, cleaning, entertaining, and looking after the wellbeing of your animal companion, there's a lot that goes into the bargain. The resources listed here help ensure that both pet owners and their beloved creatures can live happily and healthily. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
5 Pet-Friendly Resources to Know
|Companion Animal Psychology||Blog run by scholar and multi-species training professional Zazie Todd, who shares evidence-based tips for enhancing the happiness of dogs and cats|
|Soggy Doggy||Makes a doormat that soaks up water and mud from messy dogs, plus anti-bacterial beds, dog towels, and other items for active pooches|
|Petplan||Comprehensive pet insurance that covers up to 90% of vet bills from unexpected injuries and illnesses|
|Modkat||Offers top-entry, front-entry, and open litter boxes for felines, as well as liners and accessories|
|Fetch! Pet Care||Franchise provider of professional pet sitting and dog walking services|
The Soggy Doggy Super Shammy For Wet Dogs
Pet Statistics for the United States
- Percentage of households with at least one pet: 49%
- Households with a dog: 60.2 million
- Households with a cat: 47.1 million
- Households with freshwater fish: 12.5 million
- Annual cost of pet food (average): $235
- Annual cost of routine vet visits: Dogs: $257 Cats: $182
- Number of animals that enter shelters each year: 6.5 million
- Number adopted: 3.2 million
- Number euthanized: 1.5 million
- Estimated stray animal population: 70 million
Introducing the Modkat XL Litter Box
Our beloved pets are not just furry companions, but members of our families. "Man's best friend" only scratches the surface of what these small creatures mean to our hearts and souls. It is no wonder, then, that we want them to have the finest care, the most nutritious food, toys, and other items that make them feel contented. In no particular order, this list shares several companies that will help boost pet lifestyles and happiness.
The #1 entry is Companion Animal Psychology, a blog about pet psyches run by Zazie Todd. Todd holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Nottingham and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her book, "Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy," was published by Greystone Books in 2020.
Todd's Psychology Today blog, Fellow Creatures, explores the social world of people and animals. Her writing has also appeared in Pacific Standard, Reader's Digest, and West Coast Veterinarian. Articles on her website include treatments effective for fireworks fears in dogs and information about husbandry training. Todd also runs an online book club where individuals can discuss texts related to companion animals.
Todd's Psychology Today blog, Fellow Creatures, explores the social world of people and animals.
Up next, at #2, we have Soggy Doggy, maker of pet products. It manufactures a doormat that soaks up water and mud, preventing messy dogs from tracking excess debris on clean floors. The doormat comes in various colors, such as cranberry, grey, navy blue, and chocolate brown. Sizes range from small to extra large.
Soggy Doggy also makes Super Snoozer Beds, dog towels, crate pads, placemats, and more. The beds are anti-bacterial and quick-drying; the cover zips off and into two pieces for easy machine cleaning. The company claims that its microfiber chenille is the secret behind its items' powerful water absorption.
At #3, we present Petplan, an insurance company that covers companion animals. It covers accidents and illnesses, as well as chronic and hereditary conditions. Also, one can add dental coverage and holistic therapy, such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, and homeopathic treatment. Through the company's Charitable Fund, it helps fund non-invasive research on life-saving animal treatments.
Through the company's Charitable Fund, it helps fund non-invasive research on life-saving animal treatments.
Petplan has a blog on its site to help owners understand animal health and wellness. Topics include how to take your pet's vital signs, caring for your dog's incision after surgery, eyelid problems, and liver shunts. The site also features a "condition checker," which allows owners to see what hereditary conditions might affect their furry friends.
The #4 entry is Modkat, a minimalist, top-entry litter box for felines. The lid swivels open for easy scooping and doubles as a walk-off mat, keeping floors clean. The litter box uses reusable liners constructed from tarpaulin that last up to three months. Modkat has been featured in New York Magazine, Racked, and Petsho.
Modkat offers other options for cats who do not like the top-entry box. The Litter Tray is open-air and includes a clip-on splash guard. The Flip has front-entry, three lid positions, and a leak-proof base. On the Purrr blog, one can learn about cat stress and ways to correct a feline's undesirable behavior.
The Litter Tray is open-air and includes a clip-on splash guard.
Finally, at #5, we have Fetch! Pet Care. It is the nation's largest franchise provider of companion animal care, including sitting and dog walking services. Pet parents can call, email, or submit an online request for service. One of the company's coordinators will match a professional from a network of sitters to one's furry family member.
Fetch offers "almost overnight" sitting, which provides pets with an extended evening visit in their home as well as another visit the next morning. This way, the animals can maintain their routine of feeding, playtime, and exercise to ensure their safety and comfort. All Fetch sitters can administer medication to pets who need it.