The Origin of the Tail Wag

When dogs wag their tails, they’re doing more than sending signals; they’re exhibiting one of the most deeply embedded ways canines and humans have bonded over millennia.

Why a pet’s death can hurt worse than losing a human loved one

My first real pet was an auburn tabby named Lauren with a pinched face and a puffy tail. I picked her up in Silver Spring, Md., in September 2021, and by the time we got to my house in D.C. 30 minutes later, I was completely in love. The immediacy — and intensity — of […]

Pet Power

  Animal lovers and veterinarians aren’t the only ones embracing the power of pets; a poll by the American Psychiatric Association sheds light on the strong connection between pets and mental health. Read all about it.

Understanding Your Pet’s Medications

Most pet owners are tasked with giving their pets medicine at one time or another. As always, talk to your veterinarian about your pet’s health needs, and take a minute to brush up on the common types of medicines your pet might take.

Equine Therapy for Veterans

The Veterans Administration in Texas has found that connecting veterans with horses provides meaningful benefits by fostering community engagement, promoting resilience, and raising the overall spirits of veterans, their families, and VA employees.  Read more.

Big Life Changes to Expect and the Benefits of Having a Dog

There are so many benefits of having a dog. Of course, there’s the obvious benefits like extra exercise and a best friend for life, but they can also improve your physical and mental health! All this greatness also comes with some lifestyle changes, however. It’s known far and wide that dogs are man’s best friend. […]

Why are dogs so loyal?

There is no denying that one of your dog’s most defining traits is their loyalty. This loyalty can be overwhelming and humbling, and has often been cited as an example of what human beings can learn from dogs. But life lessons aside, where does your dog’s loyalty come from? Yes, you feed them and play […]

New Study Reveals the Many Benefits of Having a Dog

A new study has revealed that there are many benefits of a dog that some of us might not have considered. A poll of 1,265 dog owners in the UK was commissioned by Purina and has revealed the positive impact that owning a dog can have on your mental and physical health and social life. […]

More than Puppy Love: Pets Can Improve Heart Health

Studies show that having a pet, particularly a dog or cat, can improve cardiovascular health. The physical activity involved in caring for a pet can contribute to the release of endorphins, also known as “feel-good” hormones. The combination of activity and stress reduction can result in lower blood pressure and decreased levels of cholesterol. Read […]