What’s Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint? 

Have you ever wondered what your pet’s carbon footprint is? It probably comes as no surprise that pet ownership isn’t exactly good for the planet.

The production and transportation of pet food, toys, supplies, and all of the materials that go into medical procedures use up resources, create waste, and generally put a burden on the planet. 

So, what’s a conscientious pet owner to do? 

Reducing Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

A 2017 study out of the UCLA found that dogs and cats are responsible for a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions caused by animal agriculture. Fortunately, reducing your pet’s carbon footprint is relatively simple!

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Those Baby Years: Tips to Help You Deal with a Teething Puppy 

Ah, the sweet steps of a newborn puppy! They certainly steal our hearts. As they develop, and they do so rapidly, there are behaviors that are required for their development, such as learning to potty outside, play fighting to ensure their place in the pack, and chewing on everything to strengthen their new teeth (and that means everything).

A teething puppy can indeed be a terror, but your friends at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here to help you cope with this necessary transition.

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The Extraordinary World of Cat Whiskers

All mammals are equipped with facial whiskers, except for humans and monotremes (egg-laying predators that include the platypus and echidna). People have facial hair but, sadly, men cannot use their beards to detect movement and negotiate small spaces. Cats, on the other hand, use their fine, sleek whiskers to their advantage all the time. 

Undoubtedly, people love the look of cat whiskers, but aside from their aesthetic qualities, they have functions beyond compare.

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How Many Pets Is Too Many Pets? 

As long as a person can provide food, comfort, and medical care, they should be allowed to keep as many pets as they like, right? In a world like Dr. Doolittle’s, this could work out – but that doesn’t mean it should in reality. 

Some well-meaning individuals take rescuing a little too far, and before they know it they have a situation on their hands not unlike hoarding. We’ve all heard of the crazy cat lady, but at what point does adoption go over the line? 

In other words, how many pets is too many pets?

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