Displaying items by tag: Natural Pet

Caregiving Companions, Image: Sukjai Photo/AdobeStock.comCaregiving Companions  
The Many Benefits of Service, Therapy and Emotional Support Animals   

Animals offer support to humans in innumerable ways, acting as loyal companions, providing soothing therapy and emotional support, and being attentive service animals for invaluable medical assistance. As animals increasingly take...

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A Happy Halloween for Pets, Image: ShunTerra/AdobeStock.comA Happy Halloween for Pets  
Nine Ways to Keep a Dog or Cat Safe  

Halloween is celebrated on October 31, and as always on this fun holiday for humans, it’s important to take precautions to ensure furry family members wake up healthy, happy and safe on...

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Top Supplements for Dogs and Cats   

The market for pet products is awash with supplements, so it’s not surprising that it can be challenging to figure out what a dog or cat really needs. The foundation of any healthcare program for dogs and cats, regardless of age and breed, is...

Preventing Dog Dementia, Image: FS-Stock/AdobeStock.comPreventing Dog Dementia  
Five Strategies to Preserve Cognitive Health  

Among the many traits that dogs and humans share is the potential with aging for progressive cognitive decline, which canines can experience as early as 7 years of age. Clinical signs of cognitive decline appear in...

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Canine Calm, Image: Kira_Yan/AdobeStock.comCanine Calm  
Anti-Anxiety Tips for Dogs  

When they signed the Declaration of Independence, little did our country’s founders know that more than two centuries later, their revolutionary act would lead to millions of dogs trembling, cringing and running for cover. As many as 45 percent of American pet dogs are ...

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Misbehaving Dog Walks , Image: photomim/AdobeStock.comMisbehaving Dog Walks   
Ways Humans Get It Wrong   

One of the primary activities we do with canine family members is to take walks because they love them and benefit from them. But just as some dogs, for a variety of reasons, are difficult to walk, some people are less...

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Saving Birds from Cats, Image: wegener17/AdobeStock.comSaving Birds from Cats  
Simple Strategies to Protect Feathered Friends  

When they’re roaming outdoors, domesticated cats turn into natural-born predators. According to the American Bird Conservancy, domestic felines are the number one human-caused threat to birds in the U.S., killing an estimated 2.4 billion birds every year. Cats have contributed to the extinction of 63 species of...

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Keeping Dogs Safe from Ticks and Fleas  

Fleas and ticks are different types of pests; so, when considering how best to protect a dog, it is important to make a distinction—fleas are an annoyance, but ticks can be life-threatening. Many veterinarians recommend...

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Beyond Kibble, Image: mat hayward/AdobeStock.comBeyond Kibble  
How to Shop for the Healthiest Pet Food  

People are always striving to improve the quality of life for their pets. For some, this means making homemade dog and cat food or buying meat directly from a local butcher, but not all pet parents have the necessary time, space or finances. While there are better...

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Tips for First-Time Pet Foster Parents   

For people that love cats and dogs but can’t adopt one—or one more—a heartwarming solution is to foster pets without homes that need a place to temporarily lay their heads and be loved until...

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