Category: Pets & Animals

  • How an Emotional Support Animal Can Improve Your Self Esteem

    Low self-esteem is sometimes rooted in disturbing childhood experiences including prolonged separation from parents, sexual, emotional or physical abuse, and neglect. Feelings of oppression can lead to a low self-esteem that can result in negative life events, such as getting divorced or losing a job. These events also induce a feeling of lack of control […]

  • Do Those Flea and Tick Meds Really Work? The Pros and Cons

    Millions of dogs and cats are on prescription flea and tick medication to keep them safe from the diseases ticks carry as well from being infested with fleas. But do those flea and tick medications actually work? Like any other medication, there are pros and cons. Before we discuss the pros and cons of these […]

  • The Benefits of Animal Antibiotics

    Most people know that having a pet is beneficial to your health, but what they don’t realize is that there are certain perks for animals too. One of these perks is animal antibiotics. You take medicine for your body when you’re not feeling too well, so it’s okay for farmers and pet owners to do […]

  • 8 Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

    Everyone agrees that dogs are man’s best friend. They’re alway happy to see you, they can fetch your slippers, and they’re easy to train. Did you know they can also be good for your health? Having any sort of pet can be good for our emotional and physical well-being, but dogs are especially beneficial. If […]

  • How Pets Can Be Good For Your Health

    From hospitals to physical therapy centers, pets are used to cheer people up all the time. They bring smiles to the elderly and terminally ill, and their soft fur is full of warmth and love. From miniature ponies and rabbits, to dogs and cats, all sorts of animals are used as therapy pets, and for […]

  • The Top 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Veterinarian

    Whether you’re visiting the vet for the first time with your pet or visiting for a routine checkup, it’s important to ask your veterinarian questions. Knowing everything you can do for your pet’s care is essential to being a responsible pet owner. Your pet is a member of your family, so getting routine veterinary checkups […]

  • ‘Dogs Of War’ Help Heal ‘Invisible Scars’ – How Canine Therapy Is Helping Traumatized Veterans

    Guest post by Laura Tait, posted by admin. When it comes to treating military personnel, the US medical establishment is experiencing something of a crisis. With the US embroiled in several conflicts, and the nature of modern warfare being really rather horrific, it is perhaps unsurprising that more and more service people are returning to their […]

  • Three Easily Identifiable Signs of Mange in Dogs

    One of the most common canine ailments is a condition commonly known as mange. This disease can cause widespread hair loss and is the origin of the phrase “mangy mutt.” A dog that is suffering from mange can look absolutely pathetic due to the highly noticeable bald spots, but it is a disease that is […]

  • Health Signs That May Mean You Have Pests In Your Home

    Most people are unaware that simple pests in the home can cause some serious health issues and even lead to some diseases. If people were more aware of the health risks and medical costs associated with bug and pest infestation, they would be more concerned with keeping their homes pest free and sanitary. What are […]