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New Book Explains The Real Difference Between Dog And Cat “People”

Pet owners have traditionally defined themselves as “dog people” or “cat people” in order to explain their choice of pet. They often claim to have personalities that make them a perfect match for one animal and a complete mismatch for another. But according to anthrozoologist and Bristol University veterinary science professor Dr. John Bradshaw, there […]

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Deceased Pets Are Now Being Honored With Full Funeral Services

Modern pet owners treat their dogs or cats with the same respect as a furry human being, making them feel valued, loved, and in some cases, regal. Pets now have access to various services that were previously only reserved for humans. This includes luxury hotels, first class seating on planes, and being laid to rest […]

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Why You Should Never Self-Diagnose Your Pet

Something is wrong: Your pet isn’t eating or has loose stool or is acting just plain strange. Is he or she feeling well?  Many pet owners can immediately tell if something is a little off with their furry friends. Symptoms do sometimes take a bit longer than usual to appear but owners should be able […]

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The Senior’s Guide For Choosing A Pet Companion

Pets are valued as beloved companions that provide entertainment, company, and in some cases, protection. Outside of these common characteristics are benefits that can enhance any senior’s lifestyle and well-being. For a senior, a pet can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, ease loneliness, and get exercise. Owning a dog, for example, increases physical activity […]

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Inflammation: It’s All About The Fat

Fatty acids are a vital source of energy because dietary fat has a higher caloric density than carbohydrates or proteins. Many of the fats widely viewed as energy sources come from meats and oils. Those referred to as essential fatty acids have biological functions and are incorporated into membranes of every cell within the body. […]

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How Rescue Organizations Are Saving Pets Displaced By Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has left thousands of pets in the Houston area without a home. Some pets were left behind after their owners abandoned their ravaged homes, while others ran off amid the destruction. Many animal shelters are short on space to begin with but rescue organizations and pet owners across the country are banding together […]

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Pets Are Getting Their Own Luxury Hotels And…Homes?

The modern pet owner sees a dog or a cat as not just an animal but a legitimate member of the family. No one wants to skimp on expenses for their child, and pet owners feel the same way about the well-being of their pets. Money is no object when it comes to their pets’ […]

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Top Animal Cruelty Organization Warns Against People Walking Cats

The UK’s top animal cruelty organization has warned cat owners against succumbing to a popular new trend fueled by social media. Most pet cats are primarily indoor creatures with little if any desire for the outdoors, which is traditionally seen as a dangerous environment for them. But over the past few years, a growing amount […]

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The Anti-Vaccination Movement Has Apparently Spread To Pets

A growing number of New York pet owners are now refusing to vaccinate their pets, citing the same skepticism surrounding vaccinations for human beings. The anti-vaccine movement started a few years ago when parents began spreading rumors that the shots could cause various conditions, most notably autism. There is no scientific evidence linking vaccinations to […]

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Amazon Claims Pet Translators Will Be Available In Ten Years

A new report backed by Amazon claims that devices that translate communication from pets could soon become a reality. According to the Guardian, Northern Arizona University professor Con Slobodchikoff has spent 30 years using artificial intelligence software to study the calls of prairie dogs. He found that the animals, which are technically classified as rodents, […]

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