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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’ office or in their own homes.

 

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.