Category archives for: Pets

Fraud alert: Internet puppy purchase scams rising

(BPT) – That cold, wet nose. Those adorable little paws. The undeniable sweet scent of puppy breath. You have a soft spot for dogs and have your eye on a rare breed. After months of looking, you see an online advertisement with the perfect puppy. The seller doesn’t live in your area though (could be […]

Working like a dog: Companies find benefits in going pet-friendly

(BPT) – It’s fair to call Charger a bull in a china shop. Well, at least a pit bull. The charming nine-year-old has a full-time job in the marketing department at dinnerware giant Replacements, Ltd. “Charger’s been coming to Replacements since I rescued him from the side of a road as a puppy, so he’s […]

Shelter volunteers play critical role in animal welfare efforts

(BPT) – Approximately 6.5 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). This massive number underscores the need for volunteers to provide the necessary care to ensure as many pets as possible can be placed in permanent, loving homes. In fact, […]

From farm to family: 7 things to consider before living with livestock

(BPT) – Animals play a meaningful role in the lives of their owners. In fact, most people consider their furry friends part of the family. And while dogs and cats tend to be the most common companions, nowadays, the beloved family pet can come in many different shapes, sizes and species. Families across the country […]

3 cornerstones to a longer, healthier, happier life for your pet

(BPT) – Your pets are members of the family. They are the source of some of your best memories, they are your travel companions, your confidantes and your evening snuggle partners. You love them and you want them to live the longest, healthiest and happiest life possible. Like it is for you, achieving the healthiest, […]

Outward signs of aging in your pet and how to take action

(BPT) – It seems like just yesterday you brought her home and made her a part of the family. If you own a cat or dog, you have fond memories of your furry family member from day one. Fast forward to today. Just like with people, age sometimes creeps up slowly on pets. Every pet […]

Finding Fido: Could America run out of dogs?

(BPT) – Millions of people every year open their hearts and homes to rescue dogs to find their new best friend. It’s an act of compassion that is beneficial and fulfilling for person and pet. But, a new study shows adoption is not an option for everyone. In fact, even if shelters were cleared, there […]

Year-round ways to help pets and their families in need

(BPT) – Approximately 48 million Americans face food insecurity every day, according to Feeding America, a non-profit organization and network of more than 200 food banks. That means they, and their pets, face uncertain access to a sufficient amount of affordable, healthy food. “People who face food insecurity should not have to sacrifice the unconditional […]

Bred for purpose: History behind the show dog, and what makes your breed unique today

(BPT) – It’s easy enough for any dog lover to fall for the silky coat of the Golden Retriever, a Siberian Husky’s striking blue eyes or a Dalmatian’s spots. In fact, most dog owners say it was the look of a breed that drew them to bring home that puppy in the first place. “As […]

Tips for a happy, healthy holiday season with your dog

(BPT) – It’s that time of year again, where you celebrate the holidays with loved ones and the furry friends that are part of your family. But with colder weather, less daylight and holiday parties filled with a few too many calories, the most wonderful time of the year can also take its toll, and […]

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