According to a 2016 national survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, a whopping 53.9% of dogs were considered overweight or obese, and 58.9% of cats were considered overweight or obese. That means that approximately 41.9 million dogs and 50.5 million cats fall into the overweight category. As pet owners we need to do better by our pet’s health, and helping to reduce those statistics is one way to start.
All September, we’re raising awareness of the effects of our pet’s waste on the environment.This week we’re discussing the different types of dog waste removal out on the market. When it comes to dog waste bags, you generally see three different types of bags: you have your traditional plastic bags, bags claiming to be compostable, and bags claiming to be biodegradable. Each of these bags are quite different and differ on how they can be discarded.
We all know how much of a good time it is just hanging out with our pets. So when the time comes to part from our cuddle buddies, it’s no surprise that our pets may feel a bit anxious without their human around. Unfortunately for some pets, the anxiety can be very profound, which may lead them to distress and act out in potentially destructive ways.
As the conditions continue to heat up in our county, we tend to find ourselves loading up the hounds and heading for the water. While we want to enjoy every bit of the beauty that surrounds us, we also need to keep in mind the dangers lurking about. We, here at HPS, have gathered some information we would like to refresh in your minds in an attempt to keep our little friends safe!
Blue green algae warnings, typically released in August, were issued by the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services in June this year. This, according to the DHHS is due to contributing factors such as: high water temperatures, low flows, animal and human waste as well as fertilizer runoff. This means that until we get back to cooler weather and the rainy season, the algae is growing guys!