How the Government Shutdown may affect your Pets

Since the government shutdown began we have heard a multitude of stories as to how it will affect the general population. What has been a little more shrouded in mystery is how the shutdown will affect our domesticated friends. The Humane Society, along with several other animal welfare organizations, have done some research to see what exactly will change for …

Laser Therapy for Pets Gaining Popularity

Laser therapy is a new, non-invasive treatment option for pets with issues like arthritis, inflammation, certain skin conditions, and, of course, pain from surgical incisions. Typically, it is used as a last-resort treatment option when others have failed to quell the pain.

5 Reasons to Own a Pet

Pets make wonderful companions for a number of reasons. They also don’t require most people to need much convincing before acquiring their first, however, if you’re someone on the fence, and especially have been for a while, this may be just what you need. One must be aware that despite the numerous benefits of pet ownership, there is a high …

Pet Foods Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

Two popular pet food brands have been recalled due to recent salmonella contamination. If you feed your pet Iams or Eukanuba, you should immediately crosscheck the lot number to ensure your pet isn’t at risk of being fed contaminated food.

Dogs Improve Heart Health

When coming home after a long day, any disappointment, stress, or unhappiness is instantly defeated the moment I open the door and see my pooch anxiously awaiting my arrival. Anyone who’s owned a pet can relate to the feeling. Aside from the obvious emotional benefit, new research indicates pet ownership can have another extremely beneficial health effect.

Responsible Pet Ownership – Dog Bite Prevention

Dog bite prevention has been a hot topic recently, especially due to the debates concerning breed-specific regulation. Ideally, we strive to coexist safely with our furry friends. Unfortunately, incidents still occur, but by adopting certain policies and methodologies, we can easily reduce the number of dog bites and make for more peaceful relationships, regardless of breed.

5 Weird Things your Pets Do and what they Mean

Despite how domesticated dogs and cats have become throughout the years, they still flat out do some weird things on occasion. Well, most of the weird behaviors have a purpose and can be explained.