Category archives for: Pets

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 […]

Plastic prosthesis helps one dog live a better life [Video]

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4 ways you can help your cat with asthma

(BPT) – Humans aren’t the only ones that can suffer from asthma. As one of the most common respiratory diseases in cats, asthma affects about 1 percent of the domesticated feline population in the U.S. Cats between the ages of 2 and 8 are most likely to develop the disease. Described as a constriction of […]

Brighten your yard this winter with the help of wild birds

(BPT) – Bright colors aren’t often associated with winter – but they can be. In fact, a backyard full of beautiful colors and cheerful chirps may be just a few feedings away. If you’ve never fed wild birds before, winter is the perfect time to get started. Opening up your backyard to birds during the […]

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