Just as humans grow older and begin to experience pain in their joints, both dogs and cats can experience the same. You may notice as your beloved furry family member grows older they aren’t playing as much as they used to or jumping as high anymore. Unfortunately, that could be the result of weaker joints in their bodies. Not all cats and dogs are predisposed to joint health problems; however, […]
Dogs are active by nature, and as pet parents, it’s our job to make sure they get adequate amounts of exercise. On the list of things dogs need to live a healthy and happy life, just below food, water, and unconditional love, is exercise. Making sure your dog sufficiently exercised can do wonders in maintaining his or her physical and mental well-being. On the other hand, dogs who aren’t sufficiently […]
It’s pretty safe to say that most people want to keep their beloved pets healthy and extend their lifespan as much as possible. While some issues and sicknesses just can’t be avoided in both humans and pets, it’s best to help what can be avoided to ensure the overall well-being of your fur baby. Just like humans, pets’ bodies contain both good and bad strains of bacteria. The levels of […]
On the first day of Christmas my pet parent gave to me: one Intelligent Water Fountain (or one of the other cool prizes)! This holiday season, include your pet in the festivities and win some cool prizes from 1-800-PetMeds!
“Meet two friends and call me in the morning” may be good advice from your doctor. Medical researchers are learning more and more how strong social connections are linked to good health. Researchers call this social capital. When we think of capital, we usually think of money. Social capital is like money in the bank from having strong social supports. People who are involved in their communities, talk to their […]
My book Fit As Fido devotes an entire chapter to the importance of socializing like your dog−meaning meeting and greeting your neighbors needs to be a top health priority. In today’s world of backyard decks instead of front porches, electric garage door openers, and social media replacing sidewalk chats, it’s easy to feel disconnected from your neighborhood. Need a cup of sugar? You’ll probably order some online to be delivered […]
The American Heart Association just released a new scientific statement paper in the journal Circulation, titled “Pet Ownership and Cardiovascular Risk.” The conclusions in this paper have been endorsed by numerous heart health organizations, including the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Society of Hypertension, the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, the National Heart Foundation of Australia, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and the World Heart Federation. […]