“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.”
“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….”
“Everyone loves a nice, comfy chair―and these dogs are no exception.
The Knox County Humane Society in Galesburg, Illinois, recently put out a call for used chairs.
‘The shelter pets absolutely love their chairs!’ the organization, a no-kill shelter, wrote on Facebook. “If anyone has any older chairs they no longer want, please think of the shelter pets!”
The public responded in a big way….”
The new NOPSI Hotel in New Orleans has a food menu for pets
Forget the dog park. New Orleans’ newest hotel wants to be one of the city’s first upscale dining destinations for pets.
The NOPSI Hotel, which opens Thursday (July 6) at 3 p.m. at 317 Baronne St. in the Central Business District, is rolling out a pet menu as part of its room services for guests. The menu will also be available to pets lounging with their owners at the hotel’s lobby-level patio, which is open to the public.
If just the sight of a cat or dog seems to make you wheeze, sneeze, or break out in a rash, rest assured, you’re not alone. For the animal lovers who fall into this category, the idea of hypoallergenic pets might sound like a dream come true. But let’s be clear about classifications of hypoallergenic pets.
Non-traditional pets bring benefits with them
“A veterinarian from New York says in her book “Unlikely Companions” that “exotic pets can transform the lives of children with autism-spectrum disorder. These pets help increase attention span, relax the mind and body, and improve communication with peers and family members.”
How to pick a pet for a senior citizen
“Numerous studies have shown that animals can be wonderful companions for older adults. Their presence can calm agitation and go a long way toward alleviating loneliness. While a longtime family pet can truly be a best friend to an aging adult who lives in his or her home, pets are also recognized in many care facilities as an important part of a satisfying life for their residents.”