Special needs pets

Signs of separation anxiety in dogs and how to help

When you head out for the day, it’s natural for your pet to follow you to the front door and maybe bark, whine or get into a little mischief while you’re out. However, if it continues for prolonged periods of time, your pet causes damage to your home or inflicts... more

How to train a service dog to help you live your best life

Service dogs are invaluable tools that help people with disabilities lead more independent lives. With proper training, a service dog can assist with specific disabilities involving a loss of physical mobility and can alert the owners who depend on them to an onset of serious conditions like narcolepsy, seizures or... more

Diabetes in dogs: From prevention to treatment

Much like their human counterparts, the incidence of diabetes in canines is steadily on the rise. A study by Banfield Pet Hospital of 2.5 million dogs in the U.S. found that diabetes diagnoses increased by 79.7 percent from 2006 to 2015—that’s 23.6 cases for every 10,000... more

Your guide to pet insurance

Caring for a pet is just as important as caring for a family member for many of the tens of millions of pet owners in the United States. Owners would do anything to ensure their animals get healthy food, plenty of exercise, proper care while they’re away and, of course... more

5 Helpful Tips When Bringing Home Your New Puppy

There is lots of excitement and joy when it comes to bringing home your new fur baby. These five helpful tips will help your new puppy adjust to their new life in their new home. Also they will give you a sense of peace. Before you bring home a new... more

Woman Says Adopted Earless and Deaf Senior Cat Rescued Her

Get ready for a feel-good story to brighten your day.Meet Otitis, a 9-and-a-half-year-old cat who -- despite being deaf and earless -- is helping one woman manage her anxiety.He was spending his time alone at a shelter when grad student Molly Lichtenwalner met and adopted him. "He’s the best thing... more

Cats on Dry Food Diet May Be at a Greater Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers say the dehydrated kibble subjects felines to a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Hold the kibble -- researchers have found a possible link between a cat’s diet and their chances of developing diabetes. Analysts from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences studied more than 2,000 cats, and found... more

Dogs Can Read Your Facial Expressions -- Can You Read Theirs?

A new study discovered that your personality can affect how you interpret the faces your dog makes. A new study, published by the University of Helsinki and Aalto University, found that people’s personalities can determine whether they can read accurately facial expressions in both humans and dogs. The Methodology The... more