Losing a Pet Suddenly: 7 Steps to Help You Cope Through Grief

Losing a Pet Suddenly: 7 Steps to Help You Cope Through Grief

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
When most people get a new pet, their short life span is usually the farthest thing from their minds. But the loss of a pet is no less tragic because it's common or expected. After losing a pet suddenly, expect to grieve no matter how long you've had the animal. Here are 7 steps to help you cope with the loss of your pet. 1. Find a Calming Practice One of the best ways to cope with losing a pet suddenly is to find a daily calming practice. Meditation is a popular practice that can completely transform your mood. Though meditation is a recent trend, it's been practiced in Eastern cultures for thousands of years as a form of mind-body medicine. It works by helping you focus on your breathing…
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Healing with Cats and Dogs: Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Healing with Cats and Dogs: Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
Do you own a cat or dog? If not, have you been thinking about getting a pet but not sure if you should? There are many benefits to having a pet and your health is one of them. Keep reading to learn more about the health benefits of owning a pet.  Stress Reducer Researchers have found that people who are faced with a stressful task are actually calmer when their pet is with them. Their stress levels with a pet present were even lower than when they had a supportive person with them, such as a spouse, relative, or friend.  This is why many medical and rehabilitation centers see the value of having a cat or dog present at the facility. Medical professionals are also recommending that their patients take…
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What Is the Best Dog Skin Allergies Treatment? Your Questions Answered

What Is the Best Dog Skin Allergies Treatment? Your Questions Answered

Dog Health and Behavior
Have you noticed that your furry friend is having a few breakouts on their skin? Most dog owners don't realize that their pup is just as susceptible to allergies as humans are. For that reason, you'll want to make sure you're keeping a sharp eye for all the telltale signs of a reaction. Better yet, you need to understand how to properly tend to those reactions after they start. Learning how to treat dog skin allergies can help you prevent your pup from constantly nibbling and biting at their coat. See below for proper dog skin allergies treatment and which signs to look out for. 1. Feed Them More Colostrum All mammals (humans included) can produce and provide a milky substance called colostrum for their newly-born offspring. It helps strengthen the…
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6 Signs Your Dog Is in Pain (Plus, What You Can Do About It)

6 Signs Your Dog Is in Pain (Plus, What You Can Do About It)

Dog Health and Behavior
In the span of four years, visits to the vet increased from about 119 million to 130 million.  If you ever notice something off about your dog, you should make sure that you consult the vet immediately to figure out what's wrong. But how do you know when to take them? Knowing the main signs a dog is in pain, as well as the most effective solutions, is crucial to take good care of your pet. Learn everything here! 1. An Upset Stomach One sign that your pooch might not be feeling well is if they have an upset stomach.  You'll be able to tell if this is an issue because they may not be eating as much as they normally do. They may be having irregular bowel movements or none…
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Good Dog! 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Online Dog Training

Good Dog! 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Online Dog Training

Dog Health and Behavior
63.4 billion households in the country have a dog. Despite the number of dog lovers out there, many of these pups aren't trained. Without proper training, your dog could develop behavior issues.  Don't leave your pup untrained! Instead, online dog training can help you teach your dog tricks, basic skills, and more. With online dog training courses, you can ensure your pup is well-behaved and ready for the world. Still on the fence? Keep reading to learn the top five benefits of dog training online! 1. Teach Life Skills Training your dog will teach them the life skills they need to live successfully. That includes not chewing up the couch or running off without their leash. With online dog training courses, you can teach your dog how to behave in certain…
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Pet Help: 5 Key Ways to Control Pet Stress and Anxiety

Pet Help: 5 Key Ways to Control Pet Stress and Anxiety

Dog Health and Behavior
As humans, we go through a wide range of emotions and anxiety on a daily basis, even with things we know we cannot control. If these are the struggles that we face from time to time, even at this point of evolution, imagine what our favorite furry friends go through on a daily basis. Is your beloved pet experiencing panic attacks and anxiety attacks every time you walk out the door? It may be time to start looking into some additional pet help to get them through this difficult period. If you're looking for ways to help calm your pet's anxiety read on for some important information that may be useful. 1. Assess the Problem Just as no two people are alike, no two pets are alike as well. This is…
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Boarding Pet vs. Pet Sitting: The Benefits of Both for Your Cat or Dog

Boarding Pet vs. Pet Sitting: The Benefits of Both for Your Cat or Dog

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
If it's time to leave town, there's a lot you need to do. Pack your bags, do your laundry, book your flights, and more! But before you head out on your adventure, you need to ensure any furry friends living in your home are well-taken care of while you're away. When leaving town, pet owners have two options. Boarding pet facilities are available to provide social and friendly environments for animals. Pet owners may also hire a pet sitter to stay in their home and give their cat or dog personalized care while they are out of town. Choosing between boarding pets or hiring a pet sitter depends on your animal's personal preferences. Keep reading to explore the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Boarding Pet: Pros and Cons Years…
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5 Dogs that are Cat-Friendly

5 Dogs that are Cat-Friendly

Dog Health and Behavior
Mrs. Whiskerson is precious. She is your perfect pet, your feline friend, your fur baby. But, she needs a friend and one cat is more than enough. You're ready for a soft, cuddly, bundle of energy and unconditional love, and Mrs. Whiskerson is, too. At least, you think she is. But how do you know they're going to get along? The last thing you need right now is two fur babies constantly at odds with each other. You need them to entertain themselves, not cause more drama. Well, we've got your back! We've found the top five dogs that are good with cats and put them all in one place for you. Keep reading to find Mrs. Whiskerson's new best friend. 1. Basset Hounds One of the best dog breeds for…
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Dogs vs Cats: Which is right for you?

Dogs vs Cats: Which is right for you?

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
"Are you a dog person or a cat person?" This question is thrown around on almost every first date, and it's actually kind of a good one.  It's hard to say whether we would want a dog or a cat. Maybe our families brought us up with a beloved dog, permanently engraining us as "dog people." Maybe it was the other way around, and you're distinctly a cat person.  This article is for those people who fall somewhere in between. We're going to discuss Dogs vs Cats and why you should consider buying one or the other. Dogs vs Cats: Which is Right for You? If you aren't a person who knows precisely whether they want to own a cat or a dog, you're not alone. It may seem like…
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Picking for Your Pup: How to Choose the Best Collar for Dogs

Picking for Your Pup: How to Choose the Best Collar for Dogs

Dog Health and Behavior, Pet Products
Did you know that every year, over 10 million dogs and cats are either lost or stolen? And that 1 in 3 pets will become lost at some point in their life? The truth is, that no matter how well you take care of your pet, there's a chance that your pet will go missing at some point or another.  The good news is, that recovering your pet isn't an impossible process- if they're wearing the right collar.  So, how do you pick the right collar for your dog? Check out this guide to learn how to choose the best collar for dogs.  Size Up Your Dog Before you purchase a dog collar, your primary consideration should be the size of your dog.  Buy a collar that's too small, and…
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