Why Dogs Lick and When to Worry

Original Article By PetMD

Dogs lick themselves, that’s a fact of life, but when does it get to be an issue? You may catch your pooch

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Can Getting A Dog Actually Ease Symptoms Of Depression? A Psychotherapist Weighs In

Article by Leigh Weingus | Found on MindBodyGreen

If while dealing with a bout of stress, anxiety, or depression you’ve ever thought getting a furry friend would help manage negative thoughts and feelings, there’s a lot of truth to that. According to a wide body of research on happiness and stress, getting a pet—particularly . . . → Read More: Can Getting A Dog Actually Ease Symptoms Of Depression? A Psychotherapist Weighs In

Tracking Your Dog with GPS

By Sid Nair

Tracking Your Dog with GPS

Pet owners have a responsibility to keep their animals safe, ensuring they are always protected from physical harm. Unfortunately, some dogs are more rambunctious than others, making the job of being a good pet parent harder. GPS devices make it easier to keep track of a . . . → Read More: Tracking Your Dog with GPS

Who’s a Good Boy? Why ‘Dog-Speak’ is Important For Bonding with Your Pet

Article Found on ScienceDaily

Scientists at the University of York have shown that the way we speak to our canine friends is important in relationship-building between pet and owner, similar to the way that ‘baby-talk’ is to bonding between a baby and an adult.

Speech interaction experiments between adult dogs and humans . . . → Read More: Who’s a Good Boy? Why ‘Dog-Speak’ is Important For Bonding with Your Pet

Science Says Your Pet Is Good for Your Mental Health

Article Found on Time | Written by Amanda Oaklander

Being a pet in America is a plum gig. Pets are incredibly well loved: according to a 2015 Harris poll, 95% of owners think of their animal as a member of the family. About half buy them birthday presents. And it’s a two-way street. People . . . → Read More: Science Says Your Pet Is Good for Your Mental Health

NY Hospital Pays Pet Adoption Fees to Improve Human Health

Article Found on US News

A hospital in Syracuse, New York is paying dog-adoption fees to improve heart health for humans.

The Post-Standard says St. Joseph’s Health is making the offer through February at two rescue organizations.

It cites studies that show having a dog can lower blood pressure and stress levels, reduce the . . . → Read More: NY Hospital Pays Pet Adoption Fees to Improve Human Health

Reverse zoonosis: Can you make your pet sick?

Article by Tim Newman | Found on MedicalNewsToday

For good reason, there is a great deal of interest in the transmission of diseases from animals to humans. Recently, however, medical researchers have started to ask the opposite question: can we make animals sick?

Swine and bird flu are two of the most recent and . . . → Read More: Reverse zoonosis: Can you make your pet sick?

8 Simple, Cost-Efficient Ways to Keep Your Dog Mentally Stimulated

Article by Samantha Drake | Found on PetMD

Is Your Dog Bored?

Whether the kids have gone back to school, the adults are away all day at work, or the daily routine of walks and play-time have just lost their appeal, finding new ways to occupy your dog is essential. Dogs need both physical . . . → Read More: 8 Simple, Cost-Efficient Ways to Keep Your Dog Mentally Stimulated

Helping Your Dog through Grief and Depression

Article by Dr Ernie Ward, DVM | Found on PetHealthNetwork

I recently received a letter from a reader about her grief-stricken dog. Her senior pooch had lived an entire life with a recently departed mother and wasn’t handling the loss well. She shared that her dog was becoming increasingly depressed and despondent. The writer . . . → Read More: Helping Your Dog through Grief and Depression

5 Things That Stress Out Your Cat

Article Found on PetMD | Written by Paula Fitzsimmons

Sounds and smells we may enjoy or don’t think twice about can make our feline family members miserable. Cats have a heightened sense of smell and hearing that serves their wild counterparts well. But our homes are not the wild.

Nobody can say precisely why your . . . → Read More: 5 Things That Stress Out Your Cat