Pet breath may never smell particularly fresh to us humans, but it should not be really odorous. But good dental health for pets is about more than the smell; it's about making sure your best friend is healthy from nose to tail.
The bond that develops between human and pet has been the subject of study and even research. It's real, on both sides, and most of us call it love because English does not have a different word to describe the special feelings we develop for our furry friends - and they for us!
Stray or feral cats pose a number of problems for their human neighbors, including unpleasant odors and noisy encounters between the animals. TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) has proven effective in reducing the problems, but one organization in Israel has an enhanced approach to improving the situation for both humans and cats.
As our pets age, they may have to deal with some of the same infirmities that we humans face as we grow older. Just because the body may not move as fast or as easily as before, your furry companion is still your best friend!
The bond between a child and a pet is special - when it starts off the right way for both baby and animal. Give your furry buddy a chance to bond with its new little human friend and you can watch a great relationship develop that will be remembered for a lifetime.
A lot of folks complain about the cold weather during the winter months, but what about our pets? They need to stay warm when the temperatures drop into the frigid zone. Make some arrangements to protect your best friend from winter's icy blast.
Our pets may not enjoy celebrating the new year as much as we might, what with all the loud fireworks and other noise, but it's a good time to think about ways we can make life better for our best friend with a few resolutions that can benefit both them and us!
A pet can be one of the best gifts, but it should never be a surprise. In fact, it's a good idea to have the whole family involved in deciding to adopt a new best friend, and then in choosing the pet. Visit your local shelter or rescue group today - you might make this Christmas bright for one lucky animal!
Christmas decorations really add to the festive celebration of the season, but they can become hazards to the well-being of our animal companions. So go ahead and deck the halls, but keep your pet's safety in mind.
It might be tempting to include your best friend when you sit down to the table this Thanksgiving, but some things on your plate could harm your furry buddy. Be careful and choose treats that are pet-friendly and will make you both thankful for tasty morsels and great companionship!
When the humidity level in your home drops to 30% or lower, static electricity can make you and your furry friend uncomfortable. In fact, just stroking your pet's fur could result in a little shock for both of you. Bathing your pet with moisturizing shampoo (one approved for use on pets) and increasing the moisture in the air can help remedy the problem.
Animal shelter workers and rescue volunteers are the unsung heroes of the pet world, because without them many animals would never have the chance to find a new home. This week is National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, but thankfully these dedicated folks are helping our four-footed friends all year long!
Everybody loves a Cinderella story, and that's exactly what this is - a puppy so badly beaten that she should not be alive, who grew up to become a friendly loving therapy dog bringing hope and inspiration to all she meets!
What is it about Halloween that makes us want to dress ourselves and our four-footed companions in costumes? Some pets love it, some don't mind too much and others can be totally stressed by Halloween. It's up to you to make sure your best friend is safe and comfortable, whatever the holiday.
There are lots of good reasons for adopting a dog, especially during October, which is Adopt-a-Dog Month. There are also lots of good reasons for supporting Alabama Public Radio - and surprisingly the reasons are very similar. Either way you get a faithful friend!