Growing Old Is Better With a Pet. Here’s Why

By JAMIE DUCHARME | Article Featured on Time.com

People who are looking to stay well as they age may want to adopt a pet, according to new data from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.

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Parvovirus: This Can Kill Your Dog in Less Than 72 Hours

By Dr. Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

If you’re a dog owner, you probably know that canine parvovirus is a very serious disease seen primarily in unvaccinated puppies and immunocompromised dogs. It is highly contagious and can be fatal. A parvo infection causes hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, which is characterized by vomiting and bloody . . . → Read More: Parvovirus: This Can Kill Your Dog in Less Than 72 Hours

10 Pet-Proofing Steps for New Dog Parents

Article By Dr. Becker | Featured on Mercola Pets

Bringing a new pet into the family is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. There’s so much to remember and do to make your new animal companion’s homecoming a joyful and positive experience, it can be easy to overlook something – even . . . → Read More: 10 Pet-Proofing Steps for New Dog Parents

What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised

What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.

BY Christine Dell’amore

| Article Featured on National Geographic

Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines.

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Watch: Vacaville Police Rescue 60 Shelter Animals Before Nelson Fire Strikes

Watch: Vacaville Police Rescue 60 Shelter Animals Before Nelson Fire Strikes By Kendall Curley | Featured on PetMD

Image via SPCA of Solano County/Facebook

According to the Sacramento Bee, the Nelson Fire started around 5 p.m. on Friday, August 10, and “burned through 2,162 acres between Fairfield and Vacaville in Solano County,” in California.

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Get the Right Dog Camping Gear for Camping With Dogs

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By Diana Bocco | Featured on PetMD

Planning to go camping with dogs? The first step is making sure your pup is up to date on vaccines for rabies, distemper, Lyme disease and leptospirosis, and discussing flea and tick prevention with your veterinarian. And the next step is getting the right gear . . . → Read More: 6 Dog Camping Gear Essentials for Camping With Dogs

How to Help a Puppy Who Isn’t Gaining Weight

How to Help a Puppy Who Isn’t Gaining Weight

By Paula Fitzsimmons | Article Featured on PetMD

You’re feeding your puppy a nutritionally-balanced diet and following the directions on the label with precision. You watch as your new best friend voraciously eats his dog food, and surmise his appetite isn’t the problem. Despite your . . . → Read More: How to Help a Puppy Who Isn’t Gaining Weight

Top Ten Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Top Ten Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Article By Yahaira Cespedes | Featured on PetMD

Like many Americans, you may be planning to have a festive Fourth of July. Along with barbeques and day at the beach, no July holiday celebration would be complete without enjoying the fireworks that celebrate the birth of . . . → Read More: Top Ten Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Balcony Safety and Pets: How to Avoid High-Rise Risks

By Paula Fitzsimmons

Balcony Safety and Pets: How to Avoid High-Rise Risks

If your balcony is your go-to spot to enjoy fresh air and sunshine, it’s only fitting to want to let your cat or dog enjoy it with you. But is it a good idea?

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Why You Shouldn't Buy a Bunny For Easter

Rabbits are prey animals. They don’t like being picked up and cuddled. The child wants to carry it around — but for a prey animal, such as a rabbit, it’s terrifying.

Is your household ready and willing to care for a new rabbit beyond the holiday?

Article by Jillian Blume | Featured on Petful.com

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