How Pets are Helping AIDS Survivors through Two Pandemics


During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people turned to their animal companions to help them feel less lonely and isolated. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, wanted to learn what role animals played in helping those who had already survived the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and were now dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic […]

The Best Dog DNA Test Kits Reviewed


Human DNA testing technology has changed our approach to ancestry, health, and relationships. So it’s no wonder many pet owners would like to use that same technology to better understand their beloved dogs. If you’ve ever wondered what your dog’s parents (or grandparents or great-grandparents) may have looked like, dog DNA tests can give you […]

Senior Cats: Understanding the Changes that Come with Age


Senior cats, like all living creatures, experience changes as they age. Understanding these changes can help cat parents provide the best care for their aging feline friends. As cats age, their bodies slow down, and they become less active. They may also experience a decline in vision and hearing. These changes can make it difficult […]

How Reiki Can Help Your Dog or Cat Through Stressful Transitions


Life transitions can be stressful, and our animal companions are affected as much as we are. Reiki is a non-invasive healing modality that can help. Stress comes under many guises, both positive and negative. Moving to a new home; dealing with a separation or bereavement; seeing a child off to college for the first time; […]

Why Dogs Need Sunscreen and Our Top Picks


Sun exposure can be harmful to anyone, including dogs. Dogs can get sunburned and sunburns can lead to more serious problems, such as cancer. Also, sunburns can exacerbate some medical conditions like auto-immune disorders. Dr. Dori Calloway of VCA Animal Hospitals says hairless and thin-coated dogs can sunburn if exposed to UV rays. Here is […]