Category archives for: Pets

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 […]

Lots of life left in senior pets

(BPT) – Every day, in shelters all across the country, senior animals are passed over by prospective pet owners. Why? Some people are looking for the energy of a new puppy or feel older dogs offer families too little time. But the truth is, providing a new home for an older animal may bring you […]

5 helpful hints for welcoming a kitty home

(BPT) – Millions of cats are in shelters across the country waiting for a loving parent or family to bring them home. Every year, 3.4 million cats enter shelters. Only 37 percent are adopted, while 41 are euthanized and less than 5 percent of cats who come in as strays are returned to their owners, […]

Livestock guardians: Top dogs for protecting your herd or flock

(BPT) – When you raise animals, from poultry to cattle, hard work and dedication come with the territory. So how do you reward one of the toughest and most valuable members of your ranch or country home when he’s of the four-legged variety? Give him more work to do. Working dogs easily earn their keep […]

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