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Are you one of the 66% of humans who consider their dog to be their best friend? Dogs make wonderful companions and owning a dog is even beneficial for your health. People who walk their dog daily are less likely to be obese than people who do not have a dog. Children who have dogs in their home are 33% less likely to suffer from animal-related allergies. In fact, 97% of doctors believe that pet ownership has a positive impact on their patients’ health.
Dogs can live for as long as 16 years, depending on their breed and proper care. Providing adequate care for your dog can be overwhelming because they can’t tell you when something is wrong. Here is a basic care guide for helping you maintain happy and healthy pets:
- Put identification on your dog. Having ident (more…)
Is your furry, little friend looking a little plump these days? Sometimes, pets gain weight for any one of a number of reasons, and when they do, it can pose more of a health risk to them than you might think. Here are just a few pieces of pet diet advice that can help your animal pal get back to the weight they’re supposed to be.
Talk to Your Vet. - One of the most important things you can do when you think your pet has been putting on weight is talk to your vet the next time you go to the veterinary care center. These trained experts will be able to tell you whether your pet’s weight is an issue, taking into account your pal’s breed, age, and diet. If it is an issue, they’ll be able to offer you some pet di (more…)
If you’re adopting your first dog, you may be unsure of the commitment that comes with taking care of them. Dog owners must live a completely different lifestyle than those who do not own a dog, and special considerations need to be made to ensure the pup is as happy and healthy as can be. Here are a few things a new dog owner should do after adopting their new best friend.
Dog-Proof Your Home
Bringing a dog home means you’ll have to make a few changes to your house. Make sure that all cleaning supplied and chemicals are stored safety away. If you don’t want something to get chewed on, don’t leave it on the floor. This includes things like wires, shoes, blankets, and children’s stuffed animals. Make sure your house is fully stocked with all the things a dog needs, such as food, toys (more…)
We Love Our Doggies
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation in today’s society about mental health and mental health disorders, but when looking at statistics, the numbers are alarming. Consider for a moment that: One out of seven U.S. children aged 2 to 8 years had been diagnosed with a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder. An estimated […]
Colder weather is just around the corner and if you are someone who likes to have a warm, cuddly kitty to sit on your lap this winter you might be in a spot where you are looking for a new pet. Finding the right kitten is always a great way to make sure that you […]
As winter sets in humans know when its time to go inside. Horses, however, don’t always have that opportunity. Equestrians know that winter means is time to dig out that fleece blankets for horses you’ve been storing all summer. You even know that really cold weather means layers for both your and your horse’s warmth. […]
- Walter Chandoha, Photographer Whose Specialty Was Cats, Dies at 98
A stray kitten appropriately named Loco started Mr. Chandoha on an unexpected career. By the time he died, he had taken some 90,000 cat pictures. [...]
- More Pet Insurance Policies Are Being Sold. But Are They Worth the Cost?
Consumer advocates say pet owners should bring a healthy skepticism when shopping for insurance. [...]
- California Forces Pet Stores to Sell Only Dogs and Cats From Shelters
A law that took effect on Tuesday makes California the first state to bar the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits that do not come from shelters or rescue [...]
- Are Animals Getting Better at Acting?
Naturalistic pet performers, in movies like “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and “Widows,” are making Toto look like a hack. [...]
- More Pets, Fewer Allergies
Children who live with cats and dogs when they are infants are less likely to develop allergies later in childhood [...]