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Fear-Free Pets

 

The mission of this website started by America’s Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. The goal is for pets to be fear-free whether at the vet’s office or in their own homes.

 

STEM CELL SCIENCE – CAN IT HELP PETS?

Stem cell therapy, often referred to as regenerative medicine, has grown in popularity in veterinary circles as a way to treat many painful issues that affect the wellbeing of dogs, cats, and horses.

THE PANDEMIC IS TRANSFORMING LIVES – FOR PETS AND PEOPLE

While the Age of Isolation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has not been kind to people, conversely, it has had many wonderful positive benefits for pets.

BREAKTHROUGH : NEW CAT FOOD CHANGES HOW PEOPLE MANAGE CAT ALLERGIES

Approximately one in five adults worldwide suffer from cat allergies. They must limit their interactions with felines, take anti-allergy medications, and in worst-case scenarios, relinquish beloved cats. A breakthrough cat food called Pro Plan LiveClear, now available on pet food shelves nationwide, may transform how people manage their cat allergies, allowing them to keep their beloved fur kids in the home.

WHAT’S NEW IN PET PLAY, CARE, GLOBAL PET EXPO REPORT

The Global Pet Expo, the largest pet trade show in the USA, sets the stage for all the fun, functional and innovative products debuting that promote the wellbeing of our pets and help enhance that wonderful human-animal bond. Here is our pick of the top new cat and dog stuff that you will be seeing soon.

SENIOR PET NUTRITION: WHAT TO KNOW

A nutritionally balanced diet is one of the keys to good health and longevity for our pets. A good diet is important at every stage of life, including the senior years. Issues plaguing aging senior pets mirror the https://fearfreehappyhomes.com/senior-pet-nutrition-what-to-know/same issues that plague humans: both physically and mentally, things just don’t work like they used to!

GOLDEN YEARS: ADOPTING AND LOVING A SENIOR DOG

Senior dogs are often overlooked in shelters and can remain there for months. To give them the attention they deserve, November is labeled National Adopt A Senior Pet Month to highlight that the inimitable human-animal bond is not governed by age. Welcoming an older dog into the household and giving them love and care for

ARE YOU THE CAUSE OF YOUR PET’S STRESS?

It’s not only people who suffer from stress; our pets most certainly do, too. The question is, could you unknowingly be the cause of some of your pet’s anxiety?

WHAT CAN A DNA TEST REVEAL ABOUT YOUR DOG

Canine DNA tests can be a fun and interesting tool for learning more about your favorite pooch but they’re not useful for making medical diagnoses or decisions about treatment. Here’s what to know about them.

WHAT’S IN YOUR CAT’S  DNA? Tests Are Fun but not Definitive

Cats are enigmatic and mysterious, but DNA testing kits are helping us to learn more about them. Here’s what you can find out about your fine feline, from ancestry to health.

7 WAYS TO CREATE HARMONY IN A MILLENNIAL PET HOUSEHOLD

Lots of factors set millennials apart from previous generations. For starters, they like to share things like houses and apartments. They are also adopting pets as family members before considering marriage and human children. This means that several pets can find themselves co-habiting too. Here’s what to consider to ensure that individual pets get along under one roof and are not stressed by this co-sharing living arrangement.

DENTAL CARE DO’S FR YOUR PET’S GOOD ORAL HEALTH

Keeping a dog or cat’s mouth healthy is a key part of overall good health; after all, the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. Here are some ways to keep teeth clean without feeling as if it’s a chore for you and your pet.

TAKING THE BLUES OUT OF BATH TIME 

Lots of dogs don’t like bathtime because they are uncomfortable in the bathtub or shower stall. Fortunately, if you follow the Boy Scout credo of being prepared, it’s easy to turn bathtime into a fun time and get a dirty dog clean again.

MAKING YOUR GARDEN FRIENDLY FOR A SENIOR PETS

No matter the size of your garden, it’s an area for the whole family to enjoy, and that includes the family dog. By adding a few dog-friendly features to create special canine areas, you can make it more enjoyable for your dog, especially if he is a senior, to be outside and spend quality time with you.

CATIO LIFE

How to design a safe and pleasant outdoor space for your cat.

MAKING YOUR GARDEN FRIENDLY FOR SENIOR PETS 

No matter the size of your garden, it’s an area for the whole family to enjoy, and that includes the family dog. By adding a few dog-friendly features to create special canine areas, you can make it more enjoyable for your dog, especially if he is a senior, to be outside and spend quality time with you.

5 PUZZLES AND GAMES TO KEEP DOGS MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

Pet behaviorists say that 10 minutes of mental stimulation is the equivalent of 45 minutes of active play. Fortunately, there are a slew of new puzzles and electronic games offering different levels of difficulty and different challenges to keep dogs engaged and promote their well being.

And, of course, if you participate too, you are spending quality time together and enhancing that wonderful human-animal bond. Let’s play!

5 PUZZLES AND GAMES TO KEEP CATS MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED 

Play is an important part of a kitten’s development, and it remains important for a cat’s mental and physical health throughout life. Just a few minutes of exercise and enrichment each day is enough to help cats maintain interest in life and keep boredom at bay.

Most important, playing with your kitten or cat builds and strengthens the human-feline bond. Here are some fun ways to enhance his brainpower and keep him occupied both with and without you.

PLANNING A PARTY? HOW TO KEEP ANXIETY (YOURS AND YOUR PET’S) AT BAY 

When you have pets, party planning takes on a whole new meaning, and not necessarily in a good way. Many dogs and cats are spooked by the presence of strangers noisily enjoying themselves in the living room. Similarly, they don’t share any enthusiasm for backyard barbecuing or raucous swimming parties with children shrieking and splashing about.