You have probably heard the terms service dog and assistance dog before, but do you know what these terms truly mean? Generally speaking, a service dog or assistance dog is a working dog specially trained to help a person or group of people with a disability or specific needs. However, there is a bit more to the definition of a service dog, especially in the eyes of the law. A service dog is a type of working dog but is very different from other working dogs like police dogs, cadaver dogs, and search-and-rescue dogs.
From an office desk, working from home can seem pretty glamorous. You mostly get to set your own hours, wake up whenever you want, and wear your pajamas to work.
However, those of us who work from home know that our work days aren’t as fancy free and easy as office dwellers might imagine. Throw a cat into the mix, and you have even more to deal with. Read more
From Preventative Vet
Many people are finding themselves working from home and dogs everywhere are reveling in having their humans around all the time.
But working with your pets around can be tough — just try being on a conference call with a barking dog in the background, or a puppy who wants your constant attention and keeps crawling onto your keyboard.
It can be hard to stay on-task and feel like you’re getting work done from your home office. While including your pet in your work video chats is often appreciated by your coworkers, when you need to be productive and stay distraction-free, we’ve got you covered.
Below are our favorite ways to keep our dogs occupied, as well as how to set yourself up for success while working from home with your pet.
Below are some useful tips for keeping your cat cool during a summer heatwave.
On the rare occasion we experience a prolonged period of high temperatures, cats are often quite comfortable and will even seek out ‘hot spots’ on window sills or in gardens to laze in the sun. Read more
From the Doggington Post
Did you know dogs aren’t actually color blind? How about that the Newfoundland has webbed feet to help it swim? Or, that a third of all pet owners have admitted to speaking to their dog over the answering machine when they weren’t at home? Read these and other weird facts about dogs… Read more
For everything that we love and adore about cats, there are equally confusing, head-scratching things about them as well. We know they are creative when bathing themselves, cough up hairballs, purr for a variety of reasons, and that they are spunky, personality-driven creatures but there are so many things many of us often overlook.
Do cats sweat? Does purring do anything positive for them (rather than just enhancing our sense of self-satisfaction for making our kitties purr!?) Do cats have anything in common with inanimate objects?
The answers to these questions will surely surprise you. Especially that last one in purr-ticular.
From the Oregon Zoo
Mom and new arrival are doing well in private maternity den, according to keepers
What’s cuter than a red panda? How about a baby red panda? Fluffy 4-year-old Mei Mei has given birth to a cub at the Oregon Zoo.
The new arrival entered the world June 18 and weighs about half a pound. Mom and baby are doing well in their behind-the-scenes maternity den, according to zoo animal-care staff. Read more
On Tuesday, July 21, the ASPCA will be celebrating national No Pet Store Puppies Day. This is a great chance to educate your friends and family about what happens in puppy mills and about the benefits of adopting from a shelter or rescue group instead! Read more
One of the scariest experiences you can have as a pet parent is to lose your animal. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, looked into how many pets get lost every year. The organization found that 15 percent of pet guardians had lost a dog or cat in the previous five years. While about 93 percent of dogs that had gone astray were found, only 75 percent of missing cats made it back to their families. Read more
Tips from the ASPCA
Emergencies can happen at any moment and can come in a myriad of ways. While we may never be able to fully prevent such events from happening, we can prepare ourselves and our pets for when they do. In light of National Pet Fire Safety Day coming up on July 15, we put together important tips concerning fire safety in your home. Use this list to ensure that you and your furry friends are prepared should a fire break out. Read more