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protecting women and animals from domestic violence

Protecting women and animals from domestic violence

Imagine having to choose between leaving an abusive situation and ensuring the safety of your animal companion. Approximately one-third of those subjected to domestic...
birthday dog

Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

Studies show that more people these days recognize and celebrate their dog’s birthday. But if you rescued your pooch from a shelter or rescue...
pet sitting

Pet sitting illegal in NYC without kennel license

Pet sitting is a popular way to earn money in North America. But recently, New York City residents were surprised to hear that without...
canine system saver

Innovative joint support for your animal companion

After struggling throughout his first year of life with a skin condition that caused him to lose 90% of his fur, a young Akita...
pets of the homeless

Caring for pets of the homeless

When Genevieve Frederick returned from a visit to New York City in 2006, the images of homeless individuals living on the street with their...
lyme disease

Fighting Lyme disease in dogs and in people

Warnings about Lyme disease are rampant across the internet. Experts are warning pet parents to be cautious of this disease epidemic, which poses a threat...
pet food

Good news for pet food consumers!

Last month, Animal Wellness Magazine released a blog on Susan Thixton’s plan to confront congress in Washington, DC. Supported by Dr. Karen Becker and...
summer

Summer safety tips for animal companions

The summer is in full swing. ‘Tis the season for family road trips, sunny days at the beach, and long weekend celebrations. If you...
domesticated cats

Study reveals the truth about domesticated cats

Considering there are approximately 74 million domesticated cats sharing their lives with humans across the nation, it’s no mystery that America loves felines. But where...
adopt

Adopt a Cat Month: 5 ways you can help

It’s not always the right time to adopt an animal. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a different way to help this Adopt...
activities to enjoy with your dog

15 activities to enjoy with your dog this Father’s Day

Raising children is exciting and rewarding – but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend some quality alone time with “man’s best friend” this father’s...
lifespan

5 ways to extend your dog’s lifespan

Increase your canine companion’s lifespan and improve his quality of life with these helpful tips! World Pet Memorial Day is a day to remember the...

Behavior modification for shelter dogs

Combined with quality care, positive training programs for shelter dogs can help increase adoption rates and ensure successful integration into forever homes. Understanding this...
pet food

Pet food consumer advocates confront congress

Susan Thixton, pet food safety advocate and author of Buyer Beware and truthaboutpetfood.com, has been a leader in the world of pet food for many...
eating disorder

Animals aiding with eating disorder recovery

In her book, Pound for Pound, San Diegan Shannon Kopp shares her empowering story of how animals, particularly Pit Bulls, played a key role in her self-discovery...
Animal Abuse Registries

The truth about animal abuse registries

Animal abuse occurs daily in the United States, and ranges from neglect to intentional cruelty. In recent years, animal abuse registries have been dismissed by...
sunburn

5 ways to protect your dog from sunburn

A lot of people think dogs don’t need shielding from the sun’s UV rays. But sunburn and even skin cancer can occur in canines that...
How to responsibly re-home your dog or cat

How to responsibly re-home your dog or cat

Certain extenuating circumstances can make re-homing your pet unavoidable. But how you re-home your pet is up to you, and there are ways to...

Understanding “dog talk” to prevent dog bites!

It’s dog bite prevention week! Animal Wellness Magazine turned to dog bite expert Joan Orr for more information on how to prevent canine aggression: AW:...
Dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car

Dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car

Dogs love to be with us, and vice versa. But being a responsible pet parent means knowing when to bring your dog along for...

Vancouver EcoVillage and a Community Oriented Therapy Dog Program

We mostly hear about therapy dogs being trained to serve as an individual companion to support a person with psychological or emotional problems such...

Rescue animals only in Sacramento pet stores

On May 16th, Sacramento, California passed a law that all animals in pet stores must come from rescues or shelters. Joining 213 cities across...

Dog meat sales banned at this year’s Yulin festival

Last month, animal activists everywhere celebrated a brief victory when reports suggested that the Moran Market in Korea would be closing its doors. Unfortunately, this...

Comedians and dogs: An interview with Rory Uphold

What do you call a dog who lives with a comedian with a surround sound system? A sub-woofer. Cue the laughter... Ha. Ha. Ha. Let us introduce...

14 dog-friendly dining locations

Happy Mother’s Day, “Fur-Baby” Moms! Your pup might not be able to bring you breakfast in bed, but that doesn’t mean the two of...

Debunking microchip myths

Microchips are like a GPS for your dog. They transmit signals that allow you to track your dog’s movements online. Right? Wrong. In reality, microchips aren’t that...

Canine aggression: breed-specific or learnt behavior?

A recent study published in Applied Animal Behavior revealed that a dog’s behavior – particularly in the case of aggression – is more likely to...

5 tips to prevent canine cancer

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and that means it’s time to spread the word about this dreaded and increasingly common disease. Cancer has become...

A simple solution for doggie diarrhea

In a recent study, two veterinarians in Taiwan discovered that small breed dogs living inactive lifestyles and suffering from chronic diarrhea can benefit greatly...
5 reasons why cat loves height

5 reasons why cats love heights

This week, yet another cat photo went viral when the Philadelphia Police Department shared a picture of a bold kitty sitting atop a squad...

6 ways to prevent dog bites

Each year, dog bites occur more than 4.5 million times in the U.S. This is an astounding statistic, but it is also one that...

How these two Pit Bulls went from homeless to heroes

On March 13, 2017 the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina welcomed two new K-9 deputies to their department. These formerly homeless Pit...