Animal Cruelty & Torture is Now A Felony in the US

On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act. The bill would make certain types of harm to animals a federal felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison. The PACT Act has been cheered not only by animal…

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Maintaining Your Pet’s Mental Health

We came across this article from the American SPCA and we wanted to share, especially since today is World Mental Health Day.  See more at their website. Many people suffer from anxiety at some point in their lives. Fortunately for humans, there are resources and tools readily available to help…

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Studies Show Preferring Cats is Associated With Higher Intelligence

Although more people in the world own cats, if you ask people you’ll generally find that dogs reign supreme.  We understand their appeal, but we also understand that dogs aren’t for everyone.  Preferring cats is something you should never have to explain, defend, or justify. Although dog people like to…

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Pet First Aid: How To Bandage a Paw

istoKnowing basic pet first aid is important as a pet owner!  In this video, the Ontario SPCA & Humane Society teaches us how to bandage your pet’s paw in case of an emergency. **NOTE: THIS VIDEO DOES NOT REPLACE PROPER VETERINARY CARE.  IT IS STRICTLY TO TEACH HOW TO PROPERLY…

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Holland Officially Becomes First Country Without Stray Dogs

This is incredible! Holland has been working hard to fix their stray dog problem and it finally paid off. The Netherlands has officially become the first country without stray dogs! Holland has had a large dog population since the 19th century.  As it was viewed as a symbol of social…

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Talking To Your Pets is Healthy

A new article from USA Today tells us that talking to our pets can make pet owners healthier. Owning a pet increases human interaction and combats the increasing health concerns around loneliness, prompting some researchers to suggest the government should do more to encourage it. Researchers released new data that…

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Moving With Pets

The summer months are when more people move.  It’s stressful!  You know this, your dog knows this, and my goodness your cat knows this too!  Moving with pets adds extra challenges but to make the process easier here are some tried, tested and true pet-friendly moving tips: 1.  Set up…

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Protecting Your Dogs Paws from the Summer Heat

Remember when you were a kid and you SO looked forward to summer so that you could go barefoot everywhere?  Then, of course, you go to the pool or walk on your driveway and OUCH!  That’s super hot pavement!  That’s how your pupper feels when you take him for a…

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