Testimonial – Cat Gates

Rover Company Thank you so much!

I have been looking online for several months but found nothing tall enough until I came across your website. It took me a long time to find you and there simply aren’t any other cat gates that I have found over 32-34 inches. If the 48″ is not tall enough we will most definitely try the 72 high cat gate!!

Thanks again!
Jeannie Benner

 

Tallest cat gate in the world.

Tallest cat gate in the world.

Posted by roverpet on April 17th, 2014 under Cats, ProductsTags: , , , , , , , ,  • No Comments

Dogs Live Here

If you don’t want to be greeted with paws and swinging tails,
don’t come inside-because DOGS live here.

If you don’t like the feel of a cold nose or a wet tongue,

don’t come inside-because DOGS live here.

If you don’t want to step over many scattered toys,

don’t come inside-because DOGS live here.

If you think that a home ought to smell like perfume,

don’t come inside-because DOGS live here.

But if you don’t mind all this, you will instantly be loved when you do come inside – because DOGS live here.

36x48 F with 2 goldens

Posted by roverpet on April 14th, 2014 under Dogs, ProductsTags: , , , , , , ,  • No Comments

Where Cat Breeds Come From Infographic

Cats have been companions to humans for thousands of years as rodent control comforting pets and members of the family cats have even been objects of superstition and worship in our shared history today there are over 10 different breeds of domestic cats recognized depending which organization you ask.

Cats around the world all modern cats are descended from the files Sylvester other middle eastern wildcat the cat of the woods it here that people began domesticating cats around 12 000 years ago.

Cats have been brought to all parts of the world both as stowaways on ships and as companions to the humans that brought them.

Cat breeds are distinguished by features that set them apart from other breeds like the color and type of their coat their size and the placement and shape of their eyes ears and more.

95 of us cats are randomly 95 bred and are simply called the American domestics the other 5 are pedigreed cats such as the barman Persian Siamese American short hair and more.

The cat f milieu tree where do today familiar cat breeds come from humans have bred some for specific traits and others have evolved without our help files Sylvester.

Cl u i woo cats have been bred for desirable physical and personality traits and sometimes a natural mutation will introduce a completely new trait.

Many amine coons exhibit pterodactyl the growth of an extra toe it perfectly healthy and it helps spread their paws to walk on the snow.

Posted by roverpet on April 8th, 2014 under Cats, Infographics, ProductsTags: , , , , , , , , ,  • No Comments

Pet Overpopulation – Infographic

Over 8 million animals are taken in by shelters every year. Unfortunately, about 3.7 million of those animals are euthanized due to overpopulation. To help combat pet overpopulation, it’s important to spay or neuter pets, choose adoption instead of purchasing a new animal, and to educate others about pet overpopulation. It’s also important to remember that pets are a long-term commitment, so pet owners should be sure they’re ready for the responsibility before adopting.

 

Posted by roverpet on April 7th, 2014 under Cats, Dogs, Infographics, ProductsTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  • No Comments

The Canine Consumer

If you are like me, you spend more time reviewing products for your dog than you do for yourself. If I spent half as much time reviewing food safety reports for my food as I do for my dog food, I would be one of the healthiest women out there. The fact of the matter is that there are several types of consumers businesses have to cater too and The Canine Consumer is on the top of that list. In 2013 an estimated $55.53 billion dollars were spent on America’s pets.

The Estimated Breakdown:
Food $21.26 billion
Supplies/OTC Medicine $13.21 billion
Vet Care $14.21 billion
Live animal purchases $2.31 billion
Pet Services $4.54 billion

As you see, there is no shortage of things for my dogs and I to review! Here is a collection of product and service reviews of items my dog buys with my money.

 

Posted by roverpet on April 3rd, 2014 under Dogs, Infographics, ProductsTags: , , , , , , ,  • No Comments

When and How to Vaccinate Your Kitten or Puppy

This infographic, provides step-by-step instructions on what, when, how, and where to vaccinate your kitten or puppy. It includes schedules of vaccines needed for pet up to 20 weeks as well as detailed pictures of how to prepare syringe and where to inject in animal.

Posted by roverpet on March 31st, 2014 under Cats, Dogs, Infographics, ProductsTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  • No Comments

Homeowner’s Path To The Right Puppy

Choosing a dog for your family is a big decision. Here are a few things to think about before welcoming a four-legged family member into your home.

Posted by roverpet on March 28th, 2014 under Dogs, Infographics, ProductsTags: , , , , , , ,  • No Comments

Pet Statistics Infographic

Whether you own a cat or dog or even a bird you must feed and take care of them and that cost you money.

Posted by roverpet on March 24th, 2014 under Cats, Dogs, Infographics, ProductsTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  • No Comments

Pet Ownership Statistics: Where The Pets Are And Aren’t

According a 2011 survey of 222,244 U.S. households Vermont is the state with the most pet owners. As it turns out, Washington D.C. has the lowest percentage of pets.

The survey results, released by the American Veterinary Medical Association, captured data surrounding highest and lowest numbers of pet owners by state, in addition to spending trends of pet owners.

Pet owners were shown to spend the most on their dogs. With an estimated total veterinary spend of $28 billion in 2011, dog expenses totaled 68.1% of all veterinary dollars spent, cats 26.3%, birds 0.5%, horses 2.9%, and specialty and exotic pets at 2.1%.

Of the veterinary money spent on dogs, most of the money went toward physical exams and medications, while about 1% was spent on alternative treatments such as acupuncture.

The amount of money spent on veterinary care for horses was up about 4% from 2006, averaging $373.

See the infographic below for more information on the state of pet ownership.

Posted by roverpet on March 19th, 2014 under Cats, Dogs, Infographics, ProductsTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  • No Comments

How Much does your Pet Eat

This infographic lists several sets of statistics related to pet ownership in the UK. The numbers specifically break down the trends in spending per year on pet food, accessories, and even Christmas presents. This information would be of particular interest to a veterinary technician or to someone considering a vet tech career. Students at a vet tech school are advised to keep current on these types of trends in order to have a good idea of the pet clientele they will be helping to care for once finished with school.

According to the infographic, 43% of UK households have at least one pet. Fish are the most popular, followed by dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters, horses, and turtles. Over 50 million pet fish are in UK households, as opposed to 8 million dogs and cats combined. Interestingly, the average household spending on prepared food for both dogs and cats has increased by 6% since 2007. Christmas gifts for pets are also frequently purchased items, with earnings of £2 bn in a given year. Pet accessories posted yearly sales of £647 m in 2008, with 21% of that amount spent on food and storage, 32% on pet care products, and 37% on pet toys. An additional 8% was spent on items such as dog leashes and collars.

An interesting point for a vet tech to note relates to insurance claims for dogs. Larger dog breeds such as labradors, retrievers, and rottweilers made up some of the most frequent claims by breed. Other breeds that made this list included English cocker spaniels and alsatians. A knowledgeable veterinary technician is aware of certain health concerns for larger dog breeds that can be the root causes of more insurance claims. Educating owners of these dog breeds about these health issues is good for the dogs, the owners, and the veterinary practice. Insurance statistics for cats are not included, though the infographic does mention that 92% of the cats in UK households in 2008 were mixed or non-pedigree breeds.

Posted by roverpet on March 19th, 2014 under Cats, Dogs, Infographics, ProductsTags: , , , , , , , , , ,  • No Comments