Could a kitten’s purr or a dog’s wagging tail help with your depression? Pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people with depression. Studies show that animals can reduce tension and improve mood. Pets can help some people with mild to moderate depression feel better.
We all want our dogs to share our lives for many years. One of the best predictors of a long, happy canine life is the quality of care provided to the dog, such as great nutrition, not to mention protection from accidents.
There are other factors that come into play, particularly the dog’s breed. It seems that some breeds are programmed for long lives.
Dogs shed the most and least is a constant topic of debate among pet owners and veterinary professionals. Dogs have furry coats for a reason, and shedding is a natural and necessary function Shaving a shedding pet is typically not a good idea
Pets are great! They are such a joy to have, but people definitely need to think long and hard before they decide to get one. So, how much is that doggie (or kitty, rabbit, rat, or guinea pig…) in the shelter window? In addition to the initial cost of adoption, there’s a whole array of expenses that the average pet owner will incur within a year.
Over 14 million pets in the U.S. have this disease – some as young as one year of age – but only a small percentage of animals with the condition are receiving treatment. Find out the symptoms and treatments of arthritis and which dog breeds are at risk.
Each year, between 6-8 million animals end up in animal shelters in the United States. Ultimately, 75% of all cats and 50% of all dogs that enter those shelters are killed. Study shows 86 percent of pets surrendered to shelters are there because of reasons related to the owners’ circumstances. What's the real reasons people surrender their pets?
Hey, it's hard being a dog — or a cat — for that matter. All that lying around during the day, eating biscuits (or catnip), chasing toys, going for walks ... it might not be a 9-5 job, but it still has its demands, which is why your furry, four-legged friend deserves an indulgent day at the spa.
GOOD NEWS: FBI to classify animal abusers in same category as murders beginning in 2016. The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced this week that animal abuse will be prosecuted as a "crime against society."
popular folklore about pet care seems to hang on well past its
expiration date. And then there are traditions that persist because
experts in the veterinary industry promote them. These are myths about how to properly care for dogs and cats, sometimes fueled by special interest groups in the veterinary industry.