Tag Archive: pet family

Nov 11

10 Tips To Avoid Catching Diseases from Pets

I’ve always considered my pets to be part of my family. Whether it was a parakeet, long-haired guinea pigs, turtles, fish, dwarf rabbits, or the multitude of cats and dogs that have shared my homes over the years, they brightened my life and hopefully I did the same for them. But just like kids, parents, …

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Jun 28

Cats as Pet Therapy

Cat parents don’t need a team of scientists and researchers to tell them our feline friends are good for our health. The value of cats as pet therapy is no secret to those of us who have experienced kitty cuddles or witnessed the joy a feline companion can bring to children, families, and especially the …

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Oct 27

Dog Poop and Your Health

Depending on which authoritative source you believe, dog owners (I prefer the terms dog parent or pet parent) in America have 70 million dogs or 83 million dogs. The sources (American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Pet Products Association, respectively) may vary widely in statistical figures, but one thing remains the same: that’s a …

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Jul 01

Pets Can Get Sunburn

Cat and dog parents often do not realize that pets can get sunburn. So while you are slathering yourself with sunscreen, donning a hat, and pitching your umbrella in the sand, take a few moments to remember your four-legged companions. How pets can get sunburn If your pooch or kitty is hairless or has white …

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Jun 09

How To Deal with a Stressed Cat

If your feline friend is behaving strangely or inappropriately, you could have a stressed cat on your hands. Chances are you don’t need to reach for the kitty Prozac, nor should you become anxious yourself. Fortunately, with a little patience and effort, you can help calm your cat and yourself at the same time. Signs …

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