Cultivating Enrichment
Pet Companion Magazine
by Pet Companion Mag
1M ago
by Miranda Curry Living Free Animal Sanctuary Shares Tips to Help Enrich Your Pet’s Life At Living Free Animal Sanctuary, our mission extends far beyond simply providing a safe haven for rescue dogs and cats. We are passionately committed to enhancing the lives of our four-legged residents through a variety of activities designed to stimulate their minds, foster socialization, and promote play. We aim to empower pet owners by introducing them to innovative forms of enrichment that seamlessly integrate into their daily routines, fostering happier and healthier bonds with their beloved pets. In ..read more
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Keep Your Dog Calm and Comfortable During Car Rides
Pet Companion Magazine
by Pet Companion Mag
1M ago
by Wyatt Dalton My three dogs love car rides. To them, getting in the car means going somewhere fun, new, and exciting (like Kahoots!). They expect to hike, explore, play at the beach, and be around other dogs. These trips are now a central part of our relationship. But it hasn’t always been this way. Their first car rides as puppies were unsuccessful. The pups were full of anxiety, got violently motion sick, and had … well, accidents. There was a learning curve for both me and the dogs before we came to enjoy riding in the car. Hopefully, reading this article can help you shorten that curve f ..read more
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Does it Hurt? How Pets Communicate Health Concerns
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by Michael Forney, DVM
1M ago
“If only they could talk to us. I’m sure most of us have had this thought, or even spoken it aloud at some point when trying to figure out if something was bothering our pet. I hear similar sentiments from dog and cat owners weekly when there is concern for illness. It definitely would simplify my job if I could ask Lola where she felt pain, or if I could have Bentley run through a list of all his symptoms. Although dogs, cats, and other animals are incapable of speech, they do possess other methods for communication. As research in animal behavior and medicine has evolved, veterinarians have ..read more
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Arthritis Relief for the Senior Dog
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by Wendy Rall
1M ago
Caring for a senior pet requires compassion, patience, and understanding. We may see pets in their golden years moving more slowly and finding it harder to get up after resting. Your best friend may become sensitive to sounds that didn’t bother them in the past. They may do strange things with seemingly no explanation. This is natural, and I believe we can help our pets age gracefully and comfortably. In addition to a healthy diet, exercise, mental stimulation, and veterinary care, various holistic options can comfort and improve your dog’s well-being, especially as they age. This article focu ..read more
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The Training Bond
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by Valerie Masi
1M ago
As a trainer, I get calls daily from people looking for help training their dogs. I offer different venues to train. A lot of calls are regarding board and train. It sounds so great to drop off your dog and three weeks later you have a perfect dog. The reality is, you have a trained dog and now you need to work with the dog so it will listen to you and not revert to previous bad behaviors. I try to talk people out of it all the time, because training your dog is an incredible experience. It creates a bond between you and your dog that you just can’t forge any other way. When you and your dog a ..read more
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Helping People Keep the Pets They Love
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by Sarah Scorgie
1M ago
It’s no secret that pets make our lives better— and research is increasingly showing the incredible ways animals enrich our lives. According to the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, the love of a pet can improve our mental health, help lower our blood pressure, get us more active, minimize feelings of isolation and loneliness, and so much more. All too often, though, loving pet families face obstacles to keeping the animals who mean so much to them—including rising costs and inflation, housing insecurity, illness or other personal crises that prevent them from caring for their pets. That’s ..read more
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Flea Treats are tasty tablets flavored with REAL LIVER!
Pet Companion Magazine
by Pet Companion Mag
2M ago
Your pets will like them, fleas will not! The special formulation of B-complex vitamins in FLEA TREATS gradually causes your pet’s skin to emit a powerful repellent, without the unpleasant and potentially harmful effects of insecticides.  Neither you nor your pet can smell the repellent, but fleas can.  At the same time, you’ll support the health of your pet’s skin and coat.  Purchase online at https://fleatreats.com/ Shop Flea Treats online at https://fleatreats.com/ or scan the QR below! Sponsored content provided by Flea Treats ..read more
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Dogs are Good Medicine
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by Janet McAfee
2M ago
Science has now proven what we animal lovers knew all along. Many scientific studies indicate the companionship of dogs reduces stress, improving our overall mental and physical health. In this time of uncertainty, millions more people could benefit from the relief of anxiety that pets bring. Patches and Kenny COURTESY LOVING ALL ANIMALS» Dogs help us to stay in the present moment and push out invasive worries from our minds. I have met combat Veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) who were unable to work or venture outside their homes until a specially trained service dog brought ..read more
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Back at Visits after the Pandemic
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by Richard Waxman
2M ago
It has been a year now since Pet Therapy visits were once again permitted in our local long-term care facilities, and “Paws & Hearts” has continually been adding Canine Ambassadors to its ever-growing roster of volunteer teams. Richard Waxman, Executive Director, “Paws & Hearts Animal Assisted Therapy and Terry Each morning, a different team—made up of one handler and one canine—visits the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Desert Regional, while teams throughout the valley visit such facilities as Rancho Mirage Healthcare and the Atria Care Centers. Prior to the pandemic, we had 45 teams ..read more
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How to Make Your Pet’s Healthcare More Affordable — From Acupuncture to Unexpected Emergencies
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by Boogie Shoes
2M ago
By Jonathan Wainberg, SVP and General Manager, Pet, Synchrony Humans and their pets: it’s more than a lovefest. Half of pet parents say their pets are as much a part of their family as a human member, according to Pew Research Center. As a result, many pet parents want the same level of healthcare for their pets as they expect for themselves, including high-quality treatments, advanced medical procedures, wellness programs, and, more recently, holistic and alternative therapies, including acupuncture. It doesn’t end there. One survey cited that 58 percent of respondents would donate a kidney t ..read more
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