Your Pet’s Seasonal Allergies

By Laura Sutherland Woohoo, spring! Ah yes, the longer and warmer days, the budding trees, the blossoming flowers, the fresh green grass…the sneezing, the itching, the scratching and the skin biting…I am referring to your 4-legged companions, here. While, I always want to encourage plenty of exercise and long walks for your pets, especially now

Kids and Dogs

Proper Behavior By Margaret Bryant. From time to time we hear on the news about a child who was bitten by a dog and we wonder what happened. Was the dog aggressive? Or was the child behaving inappropriately? Here are a few things must-knows on how children (and adults) should behave around strange dogs and

Happy New Year to You and Your Four-Legged Family!

Well, another year is upon us and many turn their attention to that perfunctory resolutions list. Perhaps it will be easier to actually keep if you devote this year’s list to making 2019 the healthiest year for your fur babies. Here is a list to consider: Take Duke and Fluffy to the Vet for their

Why Cats Don’t Like Christmas

The holiday season should be a joyous time for all members of the household, even the four-legged ones. Unfortunately, some cats only reluctantly seem to embrace the Christmas spirit. So if you have a puss that starts pouting during the holidays, don’t blame him or her entirely — pet owners might bear some of the

Dog Park Etiquette Tips

By AKC Staff If you’re an urban or suburban dog owner, you’re likely familiar with the local dog park. It’s a canine oasis, where your leash-less pet is free to sniff, run, and socialize with other dogs. But like any social activity, it’s important to know basic rules of etiquette. And in this case, it’s not just

50+ Adults and Pets—Why It’s a Perfect Match

A new study shows older adults who own dogs are more physically active than non-dog owners Simply walking their pets caused senior dog parents in the study to meet internationally recognized exercise goals Researchers also observed that dog owners had fewer continuous periods of sitting down than non-dog owners Dogs also offer their owners many

Do Dogs Grieve the Loss of Their Human Owners?

By Alexandra Anastacio There are countless reasons why dogs are considered to be man’s best friend. They offer love, loyalty, and companionship, and anyone who has ever formed a special bond with a dog can attest to the symbiotic relationship between humans and canines. But what happens to a dog when he loses his best friend?

Keep Fit with Your Fur Baby

By Dr. Becker Dog ownership makes sense for Baby Boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964. There are countless benefits to sharing life with a dog, especially for people in their 50s and 60s who are retired or planning for retirement. A canine companion can help you stay physically fit and give you a reason

7 Things You Can Do With Your Dog’s Fur

Dog fur can be a real annoyance for those of us who own canine companions. It gets on our clothes and furniture, forms giant dust bunnies under the bed, and sometimes even finds its way into our food. But have you ever thought about putting all that hair to good use? Here are seven things

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