It's the most wonderful time of the year, for humans and their furry best friends. But don't be fooled by the warm fuzzies into making potentially dangerous choices for your household pets; dogs and cats can be harmed by some of the most innocuous holiday staples.
Are your plans for this holiday season safe and healthy for your pet?
Have you been out of the house a little more often than usual recently, perhaps because of the holidays? Is your dog "getting back at you" for all of your away time?
When it comes to puppies, you'd like to think that everything about them is as sweet, innocent, and adorable as they are--but the truth is that there are lots of puppy facts swirling around in this great big technological world that certainly don't make tails wag. Unfortunately, a lot of this noise is centered around the purebred vs. mutt debate, so when it comes to busting myths, even a seasoned researcher might have trouble telling fact from fiction. Today, the pet care experts are stepping up in defense of purebred puppies and their true challenges and benefits.
It is a battle that has raged endlessly between experts and dog-lovers alike, unbeknownst to the tail-wagging subjects of this existential question: when it comes to choosing a puppy, are you better off buying purebred or mixed-breed? As with every disagreement that has gathered two enthusiastic camps around it, information abounds on this particular subject--but, also like most disagreements, that information can be contradictory and hard to trust. At the end of the day, all you want to know is what kind of furry friend to welcome into your home--and now, the experts in pet care are here to help.
You probably have a consistent hairdresser you go to and trust to do a good job. Do you have the same for your dog? It's even more important to have a familiar groomer for your dog to bond with and who knows your pet well.
An involved pet owner knows that there's more to pet care than just feeding and providing shelter. It's crucial to understand your pet's behavior, especially since this will allow you to know what your animal is trying to tell you.
It's becoming known more widely that stress hurts the human body, leading to health problems and even early aging. Stress reduction is a great first step to take if you're trying to improve your health.
We all know that pet care extends far beyond just feeding and grooming. Understanding your pet's quirks and personality traits can help you keep him or her safe, happy, and healthy. Does your cat sometimes seem enigmatic when you're trying to understand her personality? Does he seem more human than cat some days? Read up on this fascinating research about cat personalities to learn more about your feline companion.
Recent articles have circulated the internet making a claim that has dog owners perplexed: they propose that dogs hate our human displays of affection, particularly hugs. For the average dog lover, this isn't just bad news; it's also confusing. Many dogs seem to respond positively to displays of affection, even reciprocating with "hugs" and "kisses" of their own. So what does the science say?
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