How to Choose a Pet

Written by Alyssa Hallam

Do you know that inrepparttar United States pets outnumber people? Recent statistics show that there are about 380 million pets opposed to 290 million people? 62 % ofrepparttar 150911 households own a pet, and 46% of all households own more than one pet.

The most common pet inrepparttar 150912 USA isrepparttar 150913 cat (of which there are 78 million pet cats), next comesrepparttar 150914 dog (there are 65 million dogs),repparttar 150915 third most popular pet is birds (18 million). The other top pets are small animals and fish, but there are a lot less of these than cats and dogs.

More and more people are buying pets because they realiserepparttar 150916 great advantages of having a pet, a pet is a great companion, a loyal friend and a part ofrepparttar 150917 family. Since a pet has such an important role to play in your life it is important thinking hard to pickrepparttar 150918 right pet for you.

Careful research before allowingrepparttar 150919 new member in can save a lot of frustration later. If you and your pet are not compatible, your coexistence will not be peaceful and eventually you may have to expelrepparttar 150920 poor creature, because it is you, who maderepparttar 150921 wrong judgment.

If you are choosing a petrepparttar 150922 real choice you are probably making is whether to get a dog or a cat, perhaps you are considering a pet that requires less effort such as a fish or bird also. If you decide to opt for a dog you must then choose what breed of dog toget, with over 150 breeds you are spoiled for choice!

Dogs are considered to be more of a companion or friend than a cat, however dogs require more care than cats. Cats are far more independent - they tend to spend a lot of time off by themselves, they also tend to form more of bond withrepparttar 150923 home where they live than withrepparttar 150924 people they live with.

It is very important to figure out how much spacerepparttar 150925 pet needs and whether you can provide it. If you live in a small flat and there is not enough room, think about whether a dog will be happy in that confined space. Even a cat might feel imprisoned. Probably in this caserepparttar 150926 best selection is birds or fish, because they do not need much space.

Dog Health Insurance Buyer's Guide

Written by Joel Walsh

Should you seriously consider buying a dog health insurance policy? Yes, you should. Here's why health insurance for dogs is a good idea:

Dog health insurance saves you money.

As with just about all other costs, veterinary expenses have increased rapidly in recent years. Without dog medical insurance (or more accurately, veterinary insurance), you are responsible for paying for everything: routine checkups, preventive procedures, emergency care and disease treatments. That will run into hundreds of dollars. Why not get some help?

Dog Health Insurance: Quick Cost Facts

• Health insurance for your dog, like health insurance for yourself, has annual premiums and deductibles.

• Pet insurance premiums depend onrepparttar breed of your dog andrepparttar 150910 type of policy you decide upon. If you have more than one dog, there is usually a reduced rate afterrepparttar 150911 first policy. Dog health insurance deductibles can vary as well. The average annual deductible is about $100.

• You may choose among different coverage plans which are based on your dog’s age, breed, and pre-existing medical conditions. Some policies even considerrepparttar 150912 dog’s lifestyle; for instance, whether your dog is purely a pet or a watchdog, too.

Health Insurance for Dogs: Quick Coverage Facts

• Dog insurance healthcare plans can vary greatly. Some canine health plans are quite comprehensive, covering annual checkups, routine care, vaccinations and other preventive medications, and spaying/neutering, as well as illnesses and accidents. Others only cover unexpected sickness or injuries.

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