Toxic Foods for Dogs, toxic to dogs

10 Toxic Table Scraps for Dogs and Cats

Many humans treat their pets like family, showering them with love via treats and table scraps. Unfortunately, this can have serious consequences for our pets’ health. Certain foods for humans can be toxic to dogs and cats. Although Fluffy or Spot may seem to enjoy them, table scraps can make…

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Doctor Peyo, Therapy Horse

The Horse With a Stethoscope

This is a story of Peyo, a 14-year-old therapy horse who brings people joy and serenity. He meets patients and residents in retirement homes and hospitals twice a month. Everytime he goes to work, he brings smiles and encouragement to those who need it most. Hospital staff all over Dijon,…

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health benefits of being a pet owner, benefits of pet ownership, living with pets

5 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

A pet is certainly a great friend. After a difficult day, pet owners quite literally feel the love. In fact, for over 25 years, research has shown that living with pets provides certain health benefits. Pets help lower blood pressure and lessen anxiety. They boost our immunity. They can even…

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Harmful Over-the-Counter Flea and Tick Products

Summer is approaching and so are those pesky pests such as fleas and ticks.  There are various methods for controlling these pests, but please keep your pet’s health in mind and check with your veterinarian for the best choice for your dog. Beware not to over medicate or chemicalize your…

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Do You Have an Empathetic Four-Legged Friend?

Dogs make great companions; their childlike optimism is almost infectious. Many dog owners have even reported that their pets show signs of sympathy when they’re sad. But is this really empathy or are our emotions “infecting” them? When dogs encounter their owner crying they may display submissive and gentle actions…

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pet obesity, overweight pets, reducing the weight of your pet, pet diet

Pet Obesity on the Rise

Overeating is a dangerous problem for people around the world. Unfortunately, our unhealthy habits are starting to affect our furry friends. In America, there are 165 million owned cats and dogs. CNN and the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention state that 55 percent of adult cats and 53 percent of…

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