“Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stroked one minute, only to bite or swipe at us the next. It might be easy at this point to blame it on the cat, but what’s likely happening here is that we’re just not stroking them right..”
“Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood.
An extensive review that Medical News Today reported on included several testimonials from people living with mental health conditions who vouched for the emotional comfort and psychological benefits that their pets brought them.”
“Owners of a Kagel Canyon horse ranch are operating more than just stables – they are also saving cats and dogs. Golden Years Dog Sanctuary is a nonprofit effort run by Paul and Susan Friend LeTourneur at their ranch, Goldspirit Farm.“
“Because there are so many homeless pups in shelters out there, a little something extra can help them get noticed — and getting noticed can make a huge difference, helping them to find the loving homes they deserve.“
“From chickens to iguanas to pit bulls, Gary Weitzman has seen it all.
In his more than two decades as a veterinarian, he has developed strategies for treating common ailments and behavioral problems in our animal companions, and has distilled his know-how in the new National Geographic book, Complete Guide To Pet Health, Behavior, And Happiness.”
“Prepare for high-stakes adventures — and a hairball or two.
A new crew of beloved animated characters will get the theme park treatment for the very first time when The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! opens at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2020.“
“While we know that the bond between pets and their owners is strong, there are also many health benefits to owning a pet.“
“Why drink alone when you can drink with your pet?
The question comes from two competing start-ups in the unlikely product category of faux wine for cats (and, to a lesser extent, dogs) that comes in miniature bottles with cutesy names. No alcohol is involved (think liquid catnip).”
“In the 1990s, the painter David Hockney was so enamored with his dachshunds, Stanley and Boodgie, that he immortalized them in paintings and a book. Starting this month, anyone who loves dachshunds as much as he does can visit what is being called the first museum to honor this favorite breed.“
“They yowl. They attack ponytails. They scamper urgently across the room in pursuit of things we cannot see.
And yet, cats are a strangely relaxing presence during yoga class.”