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Being a Cat Lover Can Come With Its Own Set of Benefits

Added March 28, 2020, Under: Health, Pets

Older women who love their one, two or even more cats are often ridiculed as being silly "cat ladies" and are frequently the subject of jokes. Wikipedia describes a cat lady as a cultural archetype or a stock character, often depicted as a woman, a middle-aged or elderly spinster, who owns many pet cats. The term can be considered a pejorative or may be affectionately embraced. However, cat ladies may well be on the right track as cat ownership can be very beneficial to our ...

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Catnip & Is It Giving Your Kitty a High Note?

Added February 19, 2020, Under: How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies, Pets

We have catnip growing on our allotment garden here in the UK and I have seen visiting cats to the site enjoying a good sniff. Most British cats are free to go outdoors and so, at the same time as they might be hunting for mice, they can have a bit of a party enjoying the catnip. It is said that roughly half of all cats are sensitive to catnip so that when they come in contact they can become quite excited. What ...

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Having a Dog is Great for Heart Health, Mental Health & So Much More

Added October 11, 2019, Under: Exercise, Health, Pets

Often referred to as "man's best friend", owning a dog comes with so many health benefits - both for the dog and the human. Recent research by the University of Toronto, Canada and Mount Sinai Hospital, New York has found that, compared to non-dog owners, those with dogs in the home had a 24% reduced risk of dying in any year. Why having a dog is such a good thing! Walking your dog, and the regular exercise involved, is especially good for ...

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Therapy Pets are Dedicated To Caring for Us

Added September 24, 2019, Under: Health, Pets

While the use of dogs for the blind, the partially sighted and even disabled people is well known, it may not be so widely known that dogs and other animals are very popular as therapy pets. They help all types of vulnerable people to live a happier life. That special connection Over thousands of years, man has developed a close social bond with dogs in particular as they have learned to adapt their behaviour to man's lifestyles.   Dogs (and other pets) have been ...

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Top Ten Tips for Taking your Pet on Vacation

Added July 18, 2019, Under: Environment, Pets, Top 10

Whatever time of the year, more and more pet owners are deciding to take the 'Ruff with the Smooth' and bring their pets with them on their holidays. And often with successful outcomes. With many more holiday destinations catering for pets - and dogs especially - vacationing with your pet need not be so difficult. But it is wise to bear in mind the type of pet, their temperament, their size and their unique likes and dislikes when you are planning that trip! Our top ...

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Meet This Little Dog Who Eats Up All Her Vegetables, Raw!

Added June 9, 2019, Under: Diets, How To, Pets

  We are used to encouraging our young children to eat up their veggies but perhaps not our pets. I have a friend with a Scottish Terrier known as Libby - and she just relishes the opportunity to snack on raw vegetables. Libby and her owner spend time on the allotment site where her owner is always busy digging, planting and weeding to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers. While all this is happening, Libby is contemplating her next opportunity to get a taste of ...

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Feeding Your Dog The Right Food

Added December 31, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Pets

I have been staying in Southern California and came across a chain of dog food stores known as JustFoodForDogs. With all fresh ingredients, stainless steel appliances and state of the art shop fittings, the store looked good enough to feed humans too! They are more than happy for you to come tour "the only open kitchens in the pet food business and watch your dog’s food being made"! Raw food versus cooked food for dogs Recent scientific research has come down on the side ...

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Isn’t It Time For These Traditional Pet Practices To Change?

Added October 15, 2018, Under: Health, Pets

Many of us have grown up used to seeing certain breeds of dogs having their tails docked when they are young puppies - and perhaps not giving the practice of tail docking a second thought. But there are other practices which have become fashionable and these include: Ear cropping Debarking and Cat declawing Tail docking Those who are against this practice will be quick to tell you that there is no good reason for non-therapeutic tail docking in dogs, pointing out that a puppy's ...

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