Article by Caitlin Ultimo | Found on MindBodyGreen
A child who gets to grow up with a pet by their side is sure to enjoy countless hours of true companionship—and they may learn a few lessons in responsibility, too. But a new University of Alberta study showed that the benefits of growing up with . . . → Read More: Why Having A Pet Makes Kids (And Families) Stronger + How To Introduce Your Baby To Animals
Article by Dr. Mary Becker DVM | Found on VetStreet
You have puppy or kitten fever, but you live with a senior pet. Should you get a new animal? We often have the idea that a younger pet will revitalize an older one, but is that really true?
I have found over and over . . . → Read More: Integrating a Younger Pet With an Older Pet
Article by Julie Edgar | Featured on Medicine Net
Cats are fastidious creatures, and nowhere is that more evident than in their litter box habits. When your cat won’t use the litter box — and at least 10% of all cats develop an elimination problem — the cause could be anything from an unclean . . . → Read More: Solving Cat Litter Box Problems
Article by Jon Hamilton | Found on NPR
You may not remember what you were doing a few minutes ago. But your dog probably does.
A study of 17 dogs found they could remember and imitate their owners’ actions up to an hour later. The results, published Wednesday in Current Biology, suggest that dogs . . . → Read More: Your Dog Remembers Every Move You Make
Children understand the risks of approaching an angry dog but they are unaware that they should show the same caution around frightened dogs.
That is one of the findings of a study by Dr Sarah Rose and Grace Aldridge of Staffordshire University who will present their findings at the 2016 British Psychological . . . → Read More: Children Are Unaware of the Risks of Approaching Frightened Dogs
Article by Dr. Lisa Radosta | Article Featured on PetMD
I’ve spent a lot of time here emphasizing the importance of teaching your dog the proper skills in order to be a good pet. Regular readers know that I think that going to class is best for most pups. There is nothing like an . . . → Read More: How Do You Train Your Dog When Times Are Tough?