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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...

New study reports fewer homeless dogs

This month, researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine for Mississippi State University (MSU) revealed that the availability of dogs in animal shelters is...

Iqaluit trip contest winner

In the February/March issue of Animal Wellness Magazine (AW), First Air, Frobisher Inn, Arctic Adventures and Redstone Media Group joined together to offer an...
tips to prevent dog dehydration

Tips to prevent doggie dehydration

Fun in the sun with your four-legged friend is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But it can be a recipe for disaster if you’re...

How one man is making a difference this “kitten” season

Feeding local birds is a common pastime for senior citizens. But 76-year-old Willie Ortiz of Hartford, Connecticut is breaking away from tradition by feeding...

Baby steps for Korea’s Dog Meat Market

Recent reports suggested that Korea’s Moran Market – one of the largest sellers of dog meat in Korea – would be closing its doors....

How to celebrate Earth Day with your pets

Every year on Earth Day, our ongoing quest to “go green” makes its way to the forefront of our minds. In the past decade,...

How pets protect babies from allergies and obesity

Looking for another reason to get a pet? It’s become common knowledge that sharing your life with a companion animal increases happiness. On a...

It’s tick season — here’s how to prepare

April showers bring May flowers… and ticks. Experts are warning about the re-emergence of blacklegged ticks, otherwise known as deer ticks. As the snow...