“Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company. Pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health, and even help children with their emotional and social skills.”
“Children who live with cats and dogs when they are infants are less likely to develop allergies later in childhood — and the more pets they have, the better, a Swedish study of 1,278 children has found.”
“Is it safe? What are the rules? What to pack? The six questions you should ask before you take your pup on a plane.”
“Scott Swift knew pretty early on that Nanook—aka Nookie—had an adventurous spirit. Not long after he was adopted six years ago, the Alaskan husky decided to go exploring….”
“During an Easter egg hunt in Mike Shirley-Donnelly’s backyard in March 2016, someone found what they thought was an opossum. On closer inspection, the fluff ball turned out to be a pile of 5-day-old kittens.
That’s the day the kitten portal opened up….”
“Vegemite is a 7-year-old Japanese Chin and Pekingese mix who lost his eye when he was attacked by another dog. He had emergency surgery, but his eye couldn’t be saved.
The loss didn’t do anything to damper the pup’s upbeat personality, says photographer Alex Cearns, who was so enamored with Vegemite, above, she made him the cover boy of her book, ‘Perfect Imperfection’….”
“An inspiring tale of survival, compassion, and unconditional love unfolded last week in Georgia. The beautiful story began with a bike, a dog, and two remarkable humans that serve as a much-needed reminder that good people still exist….“
“What’s a surefire way to make a bad day a little bit better? Dog owners might say it’s time spent with humankind’s furry best friends. And according to a new study, your pet dog may be happy to help….“
“Ashley Moore appreciates amenities like the pool and fitness center at Plantation Oaks Apartments in West Ashley. But perhaps more importantly, the community also pampers her pup, Clover Jane.
‘Clover means the world to me,’ Moore said of her cuddly toy king cockapoo. ‘She is my comfort, my friend, my sounding board and entertainment….'”
“If you’re considering bringing a feline companion into your home, and wondering where to look, an animal shelter is a great option. There are so many reasons to adopt from a shelter, but here are 10 of my favorites….”