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Dogs help boost physical activity for kids with disabilities

According to a recent study conducted at Oregon State University, a family dog can help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their...

Interactive play is the cat’s meow

Regular play helps keep your cat fit, but because felines prefer toys that move, you need to make her playtime interactive. If you’re like most...

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...

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...

8 ways to keep indoor cats happy and healthy

Indoor cats live safer, longer lives than their outdoor counterparts, but they can get bored and lazy if you’re not careful. These tips will...

Keeping old dogs young — diet, supplements and exercise

Good health and quality of life ensure your dog’s golden years are the best they can be. In the second part of this article,...

How to find a dog walker

Before hiring a dog walker, check to make sure she possesses these 12 qualities and attributes. Most of us lead busy lives these days, which...

Interactive feeders and raw diets

Puzzle toys and interactive feeders are a great way to mentally stimulate your dog and encourage her to work for her food. But are...

Keeping old dogs young — pain management, safety and immune system

Good health and quality of life will ensure your dog lives well into his golden years. A look at pain management, safety and immune...

Exercise classes for people and dogs

Human-dog exercise classes are springing up all over. They’re a fun way for you and your dog to stay fit together, both physically and...

Why do cats knock things off shelves?

Anyone who has cats has seen them jump on a shelf, desk or table, only to start methodically knocking everything onto the floor. From...

Copper — not your beginner’s dog

After a year-and-a-half of marriage and two cross-country moves, my husband and I decided it was finally time to grow our family. We were...

Making a splash with dock diving

This exciting canine water sport is becoming a favorite for thousands of dogs and their people. Learn what dock diving is all about and...

5 steps to greater enrichment

Circling through these five themes of environmental enrichment can help keep your dog physically and mentally stimulated as well as happy, content and well-behaved. As...

How’s your dog’s mobility?

His posture, range of motion and the way he moves can have an influence on his mobility and overall well-being. When was the last...

Winter fitness tips for you and your dog

Fitness in the winter can be challenging.  The weather outside is frightful – snow too deep, puddles too big, walkways too slippery – so...

3 effective supplements for weight loss

When combined with the right diet and exercise program, these weight loss supplements will safely bring down your dog or cat's weight. Do you think...

Letting your cat explore the outdoors

From harnesses to strollers to enclosures, there are several hazard-free ways for your cat to enjoy the great outdoors. The mantra today is that cats...

4 simple stretches for dogs

Help keep your dog limber with these gentle stretches. Give yourself a stretch. Notice how good it feels, and how it helps you feel more...

Cross-training with your dog

Have you considered cross-training with your canine companion? It may sound rather intimidating, but it simply means engaging him in a variety of different exercises...

Training the off-leash dog

Safety and reliable recall are the two most IMPORTANT factors when training your dog to be off-leash. You’re taking a walk in your local park...

Diabetes in dogs

Getting a handle on diabetes in dogs — it's causes, treatment options and prevention. Your dog is diabetic.” It’s a diagnosis no one wants to...

How being a pet parent improves your health

Being a pet parent offers many benefits. Animal companions not only give us unconditional love and friendship — they also improve our health! Karen is...

5 wonderful reasons to walk with your pet

Whether you have a dog or just like to get outside for a stroll, a daily walk comes with a number of benefits. Walking you...

Lets do doglates!

These Doglates style exercises can help strengthen your dog's core muscles, improve his emotional well-being, and even alleviate or prevent certain health issues. Zulu is...

Traveling with a diabetic dog

Four things to keep in mind — or in your suitcase — when traveling with a diabetic dog. My husband and I love to travel....

Cognitive dysfunction in cats

Cognitive dysfunction can't be cured, but it can be slowed down and managed with nutrition and lifestyle changes. If you have an older kitty, you...

Pill-free weight control for your dog

Does your dog need to lose weight? Here's how to help him without reaching for pills. Just as millions of Americans are overweight, so are...

Canine freestyle

Kevin Costner danced with wolves. On television, there’s Dancing with the Stars. I dance with dogs – at nursing homes, hospitals and special needs...

Go for a walk with your dog

Spring is the perfect time for you and your dog to work off those extra pounds you put on over the winter — and...

Top 7 dog training tips

Training success means being a good pooch parent. Here are 7 tips to help you and your dogs reach your full potential. In my first...

Acupressure for active dogs

Adding canine acupressure to your dog’s routine every five or six days will enhance his fitness level and overall health. Active dogs are happy dogs...