To keep your dog in good health it's important that he or she get enough exercise. According to the ASPCA, dogs who don't get enough exercise are more likely to act out by being destructive, trying to get attention, trying to play late at night, and overall be more hyper. The ASPCA recommends that dogs get at least 30 minutes of cardio exercise a day, although this varies depending on the breed of dog, age and overall health.
Are you struggling to find time to give your dog enough outdoor exercise? Use these ideas for ways to help your dog exercise in the comforts of your home. Dance party: If you dance, your dog will think it's a game and start dancing - or running and jumping - alongside you. This way you both burn calories and energy.
(BPT) - Dogs and their owners have many things in common, but perhaps one of the biggest commonalities is that they both love to eat! When preparing meals for your four-legged family members, it's important for the meal to be packed with flavor and nutrients, and to create a dining experience they enjoy and look forward to. Help give your pets the ultimate mealtime experience with these tips: 1. Create a mealtime routine
While most people admit to sharing scraps and bits of dinner with their furry family members, there are some foods you should avoid sharing. Turkey is good Turkey is a great lean protein to share with your four legged friend. Make sure to remove any extra skin, fat, and bones and remember that what meat is best and you can share Thanksgiving with all the members of your family. Onions are not
(BPT) - Dogs and their owners have many things in common. For example, they both love to eat! When preparing a meal for your four-legged family members, make sure it's packed with flavor and nutrients, and you are creating a dining experience they enjoy and look forward to. Help give your pets the ultimate mealtime experience with these tips: 1. Create a mealtime routine
When you sit down for dinner, some dogs will casually sit under the table just hoping for a table scrap to fall, or for his or her owner to give in and offer him a morsel. While it's OK to occasionally give your dog human food, just make sure that it's a food that's OK for dogs to eat, as many foods that are safe for humans can be dangerous to dogs. According to dog expert Cesar Millan, here are some human foods that are OK for dogs to eat: -- Peanut butter -- Cheese
(BPT) - Kids instinctively love animals. Children begin learning about animal species, their habitats and behavior during elementary school, and this is when children also become more interested and involved in caring for family pets. They may even become pet owners for the first time at this age. Learning about animal care is fun for kids, while also teaching them life lessons about empathy, compassion and responsibility.
Millions of Americans have at least one pet at home. Studies have shown there are many health benefits to having a companion animal. Pets can increase fitness, lower stress and bring happiness to their owners. Health benefits may include: -- Decreased blood pressure -- Decreased feelings of loneliness -- Increased opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities -- Increased opportunities for socialization
(BPT) - Pets are part of the family, so it's important to practice preventative care to support their well-being and help them live long, healthy lives. Just like people, pets can be affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. That's why it's always good to stay informed and be proactive to help avoid or at least delay the onset of chronic conditions in pets. Here's 5 things to know about caring for your pet:
Keep your pets safe this fall by following these tips from the ASPCA. -- Beware of pesticides, especially for rodents. As the temperatures drop, more unwanted pests might be trying to enter your home. This can cause a lot of households to use rodenticides. Make sure these are kept in a place where there's no chance your pet could eat them. Rodenticides can be dangerous for pets, even having fatal results.
(BPT) - In the US, laws pertaining to rabies vaccinations in dogs and cats vary considerably between states (and even between counties in certain states). These laws may drive pet owners to visit their veterinarian to have their dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies.
Is medicine going to the dogs? Yes, but in a good way. Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Find out what's behind this growing trend. What is pet therapy? Pet therapy is a broad term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and mental health disorders.
(BPT) - Your pets are an integral part of the family, so it's important to practice preventative care to support their well-being and help them live long, healthy lives. But just like people, pets can be affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. That's why, as a pet parent, staying informed and being proactive can help to avoid or at least prolong the onset of chronic conditions.