healthy-pets

GPS for the Soul
If your dog is a food thief--and what dog isn't?--check out the list of foods at www.humanesociety.org that may be toxic to your dog. You'd be surprised at how many foods can pose a problem.
Good News
We love our pets, endless snuggles, laughter, entertainment and unconditional love. Yesterday was National Pet Day and we're
Parenting
After I got married and had two kids of my own, I vowed that I would give them the pet experience I never had. We adopted a dog -- an irresistible floppy-eared basset hound named Darwin -- soon followed by cats, each lovable in its own disdainful way.
Good News
“One might expect the same reaction no matter what type of object is placed behind the cat,” McGowan says. “While a handful
Good News
Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep
Wellness
A high-quality pet treat will not contain grains or unnecessary fillers, rendered animal by products, added sugar (sometimes hidden in ingredients like molasses and honey), chemicals, artificial preservatives, or ingredients known to be highly allergenic to pets.
Wellness
Fred and I have spent almost every day together since he was weaned by his mother. At the Lundgren home, we are known as "Big Fred" and "Little Fred," but we both come to attention whenever my wife calls our name.
Chicago
If you notice that your pet is drinking more water, urinating more frequently, eating well but losing weight, please take your pet to your veterinarian as soon as possible. A diagnosis of diabetes mellitus may be the reason for your pet's ill health.
Wellness
It may be hard to swallow the fact that the fuzzy creature in your lap or at your feet has similar wiring to his wild cousins, but it's a fact I wish more pet owners would embrace.
Wellness
We are the only species of animal that has developed a diet that is essentially toxic for us. We are now giving this "nutrition" to our pets, livestock, and zoo animals, not realizing that we are dooming them to follow us on our path to poor health.
Wellness
Although I would like to believe that my dogs are miraculous, the fact is that any dog can have this effect on people. There is something calming and centering about connecting with an animal.
Wellness
When many people think of massage, they think of guilty pleasure -- something they might be willing to splurge on only occasionally, perhaps on vacation. And for themselves, not the family pet!
Environment
From Mother Nature Network's Morieka Johnson: A: Lulu prefers to destroy shoes, so I always make sure to restrict access
Environment
From Mother Nature Network: Q: I want to get my family a puppy for Christmas. Where's the best place to look? A: Resist the
Wellness
Pets are especially impacted by the dangerous chemicals in your home because they live so close to the ground, both indoors and out. So where should we look for the greatest dangers?
Environment
ABC News reported a few years ago that two New Zealand scientists wrote a book alleging "pets have a carbon footprint that
Environment
If you want to help a dog in need, check out Petfinder.com or the ASPCA website to learn about adopting a homeless pet. WATCH
Environment
With this issue at hand, the Obama administration's new website accepting petitions may be able to help. If a petition reaches
Environment
Miraculous animal stories aren't uncommon these days. A cat named Willow from Colorado will soon be reunited with her owners
Wellness
Two thirds of American households count at least one pet as part of the family -- and one study has even found that we may