Humans are naturally curious about their health and ancestry; it’s understandable that it would extend to their best friends.
Dogs have only been domesticated and bred for about 15,000 years; humans, on the other hand, left Africa to populate the rest of the world over 200,000 years ago. This makes their ancestry much more clearly defined, with a high level of accuracy to correctly assess breed. Like children, analyzing the DNA of your domestic companion can help you make educated lifestyle and health decisions on their behalf. Thankfully, many of the privacy- and ethics-related concerns are waived when dealing with your pet; a full genetic profiling is only ever in their best interest.
Depending on which association you ask, there are currently between 40 and 70 recognized cat breeds.
The first modern cat show took place in 1871. Of the more than 150 feline entrants, only a few were of recognizable cat breeds. These shows would go on to attempt to categorize the vast array of furry phenotypes; it began with simple sectioning between color and coat length. From here, specialty breed groups sprung up, with fanciers drawing even more precise lines between breeds. Of these, only 16 are considered ‘natural’ or ‘foundational’ breed groups, with all others formed as some sorta hybrid. Therefore, many breeds have only been around for about 100 years or less; Bengals and Ragdolls are some of the most recent to be developed.
We have made it our mission to help our furry friends stay healthy for years to come. It is this passion for pets that drives us to produce the best nutritional supplement you can find.
NuVet Labs® has spent over 8 years to create a product designed to provide the best immune system support possible. To do this we put together a team of top scientific, medical and pet industry professionals that shared our desire to find real solutions to an ever growing pet health dilemma.
NuVet® products are made in a FDA registered laboratory with natural, human-grade ingredients specially compounded to deliver the most effective nutritional health benefits. Utilizing the latest advances in medical and nutritional science, we apply state of the art manufacturing technologies to help us maintain a standard of product quality and integrity that is virtually unheard of in the pet industry.
It is our pledge to the millions of pets, and to their human families, to continually produce the most powerful nutritional supplements that support pets’ health and keep them that way for a lifetime.
Order a custom pet portrait!
ART FOR PAWS artist Lisa Doster will paint or sketch a beautiful customized pet portrait from your photo. Lisa has been delighting her customers for years with her accurate, creative portrayals.
Animal Law 101
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Recommended by veterinarians – waterproof, durable, washable covers – great for dogs with arthritis or senior pets!
Are you looking for fine animal themed paintings, prints or apparel? Please visit Dog Lover Art by acclaimed Seattle artist Nancy Schutt!
Whether it’s just your dog, you and your dog or your cat and your home – You choose the subject to have a painting that uniquely reflects your tastes, values, and loves.
Or show your love by wearing dog or cat themed apparel. A variety of dog art T shirts in a variety of colors.
Pet Financial Aid Resources for Low-Income Families
Unfortunately, for all the great things about having a pet, there’s also inevitable fact that at some point they’ll get sick or injured and need medical treatment. For low income families especially, the question of how to pay for vet bills, especially unexpected emergencies, is one that may loom large.
Many nonprofits and charitable organizations have come to rescue, recognizing the fact that no one should have to face losing their companion animal because they cannot afford their medical care. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 40+ organizations that offer financial assistance for pet owners, financial aid for sick pets, and pet surgery assistance for low-income families.
Find and book local dog sitters
Assisted Living for Seniors with Pets
While the benefits to pet ownership for older adults are numerous, there are also unique challenges when bringing your pet to an assisted living community, including some communities’ lack of space and restrictive pet policies.