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If you've ever had a cat, you may be familiar with the soft rumbling sound that they tend to make when you give them a good rub. However, purring isn't only a sign of contentment in felines - it can signal many different feelings. Researchers are starting to shed light on how and why cats purr, so here's some information from WebMD and Scientific American. How they do it...more
If you've ever been out for a long walk on a hot day, you know how difficult it can be for a pooch to cool down. After all, dogs don't have the benefit of sweat glands the way we do - other than panting or sitting in a patch of cool shade, there isn't too much for them to do! However, you can make things a little bit easier on your pooch by knowing what parts of his body to...more
Dogs are naturally active creatures who absolutely adore spending time outdoors. If you consider yourself a lover of sports and would like to figure out what activities you can do with your pooch, you'll be happy to know that there are several athletic events designed specifically for humans and canines to play together. Granted, your dog probably won't be playing shortstop...more
While maintaining a protein-rich, well-balanced diet is always a good idea when it comes to your dog, you may want to reward him or her once in a while with a treat. While you can head to your nearest pet supply store and pick up a bag of delicious snacks, you may want to whip your pup up something sweet that he will drool over (literally).Consider any restrictionsBefore you...more
While you likely consider your four-legged friend a part of your family, you may not be as welcoming to all the fur left on your couches and carpets. Whether you have allergies or you're simply unaccustomed to seeing your clothes continually covered with fur, you might want to take some strides to help reduce that doggy residue. While there's little you can do to stop the...more
Keeping your dog healthy is an important part of maintaining a good relationship for years to come. But have you ever thought about how your pooch returns the favor? Having a dog can do wonders for one's well-being, according to Cesar's Way. Canines can keep you on your feet, reduce stress and even net you some new friends. Here are a few of the many benefits that owning a dog...more
In the present day, milk and other dairy products are commonplace in our food and in our beverages. It is unlikely to open up someone's refrigerator and not see the chilled beverage, whether it's in a full-gallon plastic container or a half-gallon cardboard carton. We are able to easily obtain dairy products due to the vast commercialization of the industry that has made...more
Human beings have been keeping pets for thousands of years - our ancestors used to domesticate animals to help shore up their food supplies and make hunting a little bit easier. As the years went on, several species - especially dogs - evolved to better suit our needs. Today, animal lovers can pick from any number of cute and cuddly creatures. Pets can provide companionship in...more
Although you're probably keenly aware of when your dog isn't feeling his best, if he picks up worms, symptoms may not show themselves until the condition becomes more advanced. However, many pooches do exhibit subtle signs of having picked something up - as long as you keep an eye out for these, you can take a proactive approach to maintaining your dog's health. Though this is...more
Keeping your pet free of pests like fleas and ticks is a vital part of ensuring they live a happy life. After all, how would you feel if you had tiny critters making you itchy day in and day out? There are plenty of products out there that proclaim themselves as the be-all end-all of pet pest prevention, but how effective can they really be? According to the Humane Society,...more