Car Crash Safety For Pets

Car Crash Safety For Pets

Sleepypod®, a Pasadena-based company known for redefining pet products, today presents new crash test research. Crash tests were performed to assess the effectiveness of Sleepypod’s Clickit Terrain car safety harness in restraining a pet while positioned in a side lounging position. These tests build on Sleepypod crash test research of a pet in an upright seated […]

Get Pets Blood Tested Prior To Adoption For Asthma

Get Pets Blood Tested Prior To Adoption For Asthma

New blood tests may help healthcare providers identify if patients are sensitized. Scanning up to 11 different molecular allergen component proteins found in dogs, cats, or horses. The assays analyze sensitivity to specific proteins found in the skin, fur and saliva of animals. ImmunoCAP Allergen Components test for Furry Animal have been cleared safe. By […]

Your Dog or Cat Can be a 4 Legged ‘Therapist’

Your Dog or Cat Can be a 4 Legged ‘Therapist’

Researchers at Washington State University have discovered new evidence that petting dogs and playing with cats can be even more beneficial to our health than previously thought. They used college students as their subjects and found that interaction with pets made them calmer in 10 mins. Their findings, published in the AERA Open journal, proved […]

CatCon 2019 An Emerging Festival Craze

CatCon 2019 An Emerging Festival Craze

 CatCon, the biggest cat-centric, pop culture event in the world, announced their talent roster and a full list of seminars and workshops for their 5th anniversary, June 29th and 30th at the Pasadena Convention Center, in Pasadena, CA. Recently named one of USA Today’s Reader’s Ten Best Emerging Festivals of 2019, this year’s convention promises to be the best ever, with more celebricats, […]

Traveling Safely With Pets

Traveling Safely With Pets

FLASH: Today, there are more pet travel options now than ever before, and with the right preparation your pets can travel safely and happily. Here is some expert advice on how to make that happen, as follows: The Basics of Pet Travel Make sure your pet is up for the trip: The 1st thing you want […]

Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season

Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season

Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season Millennials love their pets, and that love’s showing up on their holiday credit-card bills. The much-discussed generation of shoppers, known for their industry-disrupting tastes, will spend heavily on their pets this holiday season, more than 2X what consumers overall are expected to spend, according to a […]

Good Food for Our Pet’s Good Health

Good Food for Our Pet’s Good Health

Good Food for Our Pet’s Good Health Free radicals cause damage called oxidative stress in our pet’s body, and oxidative stress and the inflammation it causes are directly linked to aging and disease Free radicals occur naturally as the result of metabolic, cellular and immune system functioning, as well as certain external factors Antioxidants neutralize […]

Making Friends for Life with Our ‘Furry’ Pets

Making Friends for Life with Our ‘Furry’ Pets

Making Friends for Life with Our ‘Furry’ Pets This week was the 35th annual National Pet Week, sponsored by the Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to promote responsible pet ownership, recognize the importance of the human-animal bond and help pet parents understand the value of regular wellness exams. During National Pet Week […]

Some Tips on How to Keep Aging Pets Sharp

Some Tips on How to Keep Aging Pets Sharp

Some Tips on How to Keep Aging Pets Sharp There are many things you can do to help your dog or cat maintain good mental function for as long as possible, and delay the onset and progression of cognitive decline. 1. Feed a nutritionally balanced, species-appropriate diet that includes omega-3 essential fats, such as krill […]

FLASH Alert: Dogs and Cats Also Suffer Strokes

FLASH Alert: Dogs and Cats Also Suffer Strokes

FLASH Alert: Dogs and Cats Also Suffer Strokes Recently that the veterinary community realized that like humans, dogs and cats also suffer strokes. With increased use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) scans in pets, strokes are being diagnosed more often. Though, they are still a relatively rare occurrence in both dogs […]

Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising

Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising

Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising The American Pet Products Association estimates that US pet expenditures hit $60.59-B last year, up from $58.04-B in Y 2014. A substantial portion of those costs are for Vet care ($15.73-B) and medicine ($14.39-B). That breaks down to an average of $235 on routine Vet visits for dog owners […]

When Dogs Evolved from Wolves Still a Mystery

When Dogs Evolved from Wolves Still a Mystery

When Dogs Evolved from Wolves Still a Mystery It is thought that modern dogs have 1 common ancestor: the Eurasian grey wolf, and that about 30,000 to 40,000 years ago a subspecies of wolf began interacting with humans, perhaps foraging for food around human campsites. Humans then learned the animals were valuable for companionship and […]

The Importance of Diet in Your Dog’s Behavior

The Importance of Diet in Your Dog’s Behavior

The Importance of Diet in Your Dog’s Behavior Nearly 30% of pet dogs exhibit signs of anxiety, including excessive barking, trying to escape, excessive energy, destructive behaviors and aggression. Such behavioral issues are a leading cause of animals being relinquished to shelters, this is unfortunate because often these issues can be easily fixed. Behavior modification […]