December 17, 2009
Contact can lessen loneliness. Contact can lessen depression.
Contact can bring a smile. And that point of contact can be a pet.
An elderly person paired with an appropriate pet can be a winning
"Humans and animals need love, companionship and activity,"
explained Ms. Kit Darling, MS, infection control coordinator at
Texas A&M College of Veter... (Read More)
December 04, 2009
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and
women, worldwide. Pet owners should also be concerned for the
hearts of their beloved animal friends. The heart is a complex
organ, and it is important to be aware of the heart diseases a pet
can develop and to know what to look for so that your pet can have
the best possible care.
"Dogs and cats can... (Read More)
November 19, 2009
Natural nutrients … natural herb … from a natural source …
plants. Is this combination a better alternative than prescription
treatments? For centuries medications have been derived from plants
and many drugs now synthesized originated from plants. Could
unprocessed natural herbs and their nutrients achieve "miraculous"
cures where traditional medicines have fail... (Read More)
November 13, 2009
Having a reptile as a pet is quite different from owning a dog
or a cat, since feeding is relatively simple in the canine and
feline world. After adopting your first snake, lizard, or other
reptilian pet, there is typically a controversy over what the
correct method of feeding is for the animal. Many reptilian pet
owners want their pet to be able to experience th... (Read More)
November 09, 2009
Many people have biases toward alternative forms of healthcare
because there is not much evidence based on research to support it.
For them, more science and clinical data is needed to support
acceptance of these therapies. Others are completely sold on the
idea of alternative or 'holistic' medicine because it is known to
be a cure for the source of problems and ... (Read More)
October 29, 2009
Hair loss, weight gain, lethargy and exercise intolerance are
symptoms that most pet owners attribute to the onset of old age in
their beloved pups. But, especially if your dog is about four to
six years old, be aware that these might be symptoms of
hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a canine condition in which the
thyroid gland functions insufficiently. The thyro... (Read More)