Pet Week on Capitol Hill
Interesting news from Pet Age related that the week on Capitol Hill starting October 18, 2021 featured the importance of pet ownership in America. There were several free virtual programs on the subject, including “…sessions about lifesaving pet-friendly policies, key veterinary issues and legislation, statistics on pet populations, data on the economic impact of pet care businesses, and more.”
It went on to mention how much our Covid crisis led to increased pet ownership; up to 70 percent of households own pets. In an earlier issue of Pet Age, they state that: “About 4.26 million cats and dogs entered shelters in 2020 (compared to about 5.4 million in 2019), and about 3.9 million were saved, resulting in an annual save rate of 83 percent compared to 79 percent in 2019. Almost half of all shelters in the US are now no-kill, and one-third of all counties that offer sheltering services are now no-kill.”
Pet Week on Capitol Hill concluded by disclosing the winners of their 13th annual “Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill” contest held by the Animal Health Institute.
Dog Ownership Leads
Dog ownership is greatest with felines following and on down the list with pet birds and fish aquariums, small animals, and horses, amphibians and reptiles.
Our pets are such an important part of our families. They provide us with much needed companionship; some actually saving lives, definitely helping us through difficult times, and greeting us with their love.
So it is up to us as caretakers of our pets to treat them well. They need the healthiest food we can provide them. Good shelter and comfortable surroundings as well as plenty of together time and interaction. In addition it is so important to give them training and distractions to keep them occupied. There are books for all different types of animals at the library and, of course, at your local pet store.
It isn’t necessary to spend a ton of money either. One can find all sorts of ideas online thru training tips, and even on homemade toy ideas.
The best is to focus on keeping your pets safe, by asking questions and reading up on care information. Some of which I try to provide on my site here. Made-in-the-USA is my mantra for pet foods, toys, and accessories. We do have the strictest standards for safety and safety notifications.
Posts for Added Info
Check out “Our Pets and the Heat of Summer” for great tips.
Another good read is “About Escaping Out the Door and More” for your dogs or cats.
And one last mention is great for pet birds, “Best Bird Friends”.
Those posts should give you some good information. Let me have your comments down below on the left and remember to click on our free Subscribe button at the very end of this page so you do not miss Pet Viewpoint’s great tips and information for your pets or soon-to-be pets.
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