Category: Health

5 Ways Pets Boost Your Health

A pet is certainly a great friend. After a difficult day, pet owners quite literally feel the love. In fact, for over 25 years, research has shown that living with pets provides certain health benefits. Pets help lower blood pressure and lessen anxiety. They boost our immunity. They can even help you get dates. Check…
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A Cat Can Save Your Life

In America there are 95.6 million pet cats and millions more waiting to be adopted. These furry friends not only make great additions to American families, they can also benefit the overall wellbeing of their adopted families. In fact, having your cat meet you when you walk in the door from work may actually be…
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10 Toxic Table Scraps for Pets

Many humans treat their pets like family, showering them with love via treats and table scraps. Unfortunately, this can have serious consequences for our pets’ health. Certain foods for humans can be toxic to dogs and cats. Although Fluffy or Spot may seem to enjoy them, table scraps can make pets sick. The human diet…
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The Horse With a Stethoscope

This is a story of Peyo, a 14-year-old therapy horse who brings people joy and serenity. He meets patients and residents in retirement homes and hospitals twice a month. Everytime he goes to work, he brings smiles and encouragement to those who need it most. Hospital staff all over Dijon, France say it seems like…
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Yoga for Your Pets

Practicing yoga can do your body a world of good. It improves your balance, flexibility, and posture while strengthening your muscles. But doing yoga with your pets, especially your dog, has added benefits that can give both you and your pet a health boost. “Doga” Doing yoga with your dog as your partner is called…
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Cat Ownership Brings Lots of Joy

Most individuals feel isolated and lonely these days. Many of us live in a chronic state of fear and anxiety. Luckily, there is a furry, loving medication that can be your prescription for better health. Just like sunshine and vitamins, dogs and cats make you healthy. Sharing your life with a four-footed friend can offer…
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Pet Obesity on the Rise

Overeating is a dangerous problem for people around the world. Unfortunately, our unhealthy habits are starting to affect our furry friends. In America, there are 165 million owned cats and dogs. CNN and the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention state that 55 percent of adult cats and 53 percent of adult dogs in America are…
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Harmful Over-the-Counter Flea and Tick Products

Summer is approaching and so are those pesky pests such as fleas and ticks.  There are various methods for controlling these pests, but please keep your pet’s health in mind and check with your veterinarian for the best choice for your dog. Beware not to over medicate or chemicalize your pets with over the counter…
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Keep Purring Towards Better Health

Think that your cat’s purring is pretty loud? Think again! The Adams family of Northamptonshire, England is said to have the world’s loudest cat purr. While the average cat’s purrs reach 25 decibels, Smokey, a 12-year-old British Shorthair, can purr at a range of 80 to 92 dBs. Scientists say that this is equivalent to…
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