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Top 6 Reasons Seniors Should Adopt A Pet by aginginplace.org

elderly man with 2 dogsAre you wondering how you are going to care for your pet as you age? Or if you should adopt a pet? Aging In Place can help you answer those questions and more. We are proud to support them in their efforts to raise awareness for seniors and pets. Check out the full article on their site and we are here to help you and your pet along the way.

 

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Nobody Wins When Animal Aggression Gets Out of Hand

When our beloved pets surprise us by displaying aggressive behavior toward a person or another animal, it’s hard to know how to respond. Of course, you want to defend your best friend, but the truth is that your pet’s aggression can become dangerous for everyone (including your pet).

Check out this great article where Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist, offers some very valuable insight into the management of aggressive animal behaviors.

Click here to read Aggression is Managed, Not Cured.

 

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Recent Study Questions the Safety of Travel Carriers for Pets

As pet owners, we love our furry friends as if they were our children, and we want them to be as safe as possible.  That, of course, includes during times of travel, whether by land or air. So, it’s rather alarming to learn that some of the pet travel carriers that we have all come to know and trust have failed crash testing.

Read more about the 2015 Crate and Carrier Crashworthiness Studies on USA Today.

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Social Referencing in Pets

“Social referencing” is a concept that is talked about frequently in the world of human pediatrics and parenting.  With babies, social referencing refers to when infants and toddlers study their parents’ body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice to develop their own similar reaction to things or events that are new to them.

Well, pet parents should take note of this interesting phenomenon, because recent studies have shown that our furry family members use this emotional information in very similar ways.

In a recent article found on NPR.org, Barbara King, a Chancellor Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary, gives us her thoughts and an overview of the study’s findings in her article titled Mind Your Moods, Cat Owners.

Click HERE to read the full article.

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Best Gift Ideas for Pets (and Pet-Lovers)

A few weeks ago, we offered up a few great pet-related Cyber Monday sales.  However, if you’re like most of us, last-minute shopping is almost a given.  This week, we found some pretty awesome gift ideas for pets, and we couldn’t resist sharing.

Check out The Best Gifts for Pets (and Their Owners!), courtesy of Boston.com.

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Aging Pet Meets Slippery Floor

Hardwood floors are beautiful and easy to clean, but they also create difficulties for your pets.  These slippery surfaces don’t provide as much traction as the wall-to-wall carpeting of previous decades, and our furry family members are starting to feel it.

Hip and knee injuries are becoming more and more common, and a large number of those injuries are a result of slipping on tile or wood floors. In an article recently published on the Daily Times, Dr. Darren Woodson gives a more in-depth explanation and offers some helpful tips for minimizing the trouble for your pets.

You can check out the article HERE.

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Is Your Pet Bored?

Do you ever wonder if your beloved pet is bored out of his or her mind?  They often lead such relaxed lives that it’s easy to forget that they need stimulation, too… at least, until they remind you by chewing your favorite shoes or tear your carpet to shreds.

Check out this article titled, How to Tell if Your Pet is Bored – and What to Do About It, courtesy of Dr. Wailani Sung and The Today Show.

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Is Your Pet Bored?

Do you ever wonder if your beloved pet is bored out of his or her mind?  They often lead such relaxed lives that it’s easy to forget that they need stimulation, too… at least, until they remind you by chewing your favorite shoes or tear your carpet to shreds.

Check out this article titled, How to Tell if Your Pet is Bored – and What to Do About It, courtesy of Dr. Wailani Sung and The Today Show.

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Protect Your Pets from Back-to-School Hazards

Did you know that certain school supplies can be hazardous to your furry sidekick?  Whether it’s by choking or gastrointestinal foreign body, these items can absolutely be dangerous for pets.   Pet360 has compiled a list of some of the most common culprits in the back-to-school hazards for your best friend.

Check out “Top 10 Scary School Supplies”, courtesy of Pet360.com.

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