A pet or companion animal is an animal kept for companionship and enjoyment, as opposed to livestock, laboratory animals, working animals or sport animals, which are kept for economic reasons. The most popular pets are noted for their loyal or playful characteristics, for their attractive appearance, or for their song. Pets also generally seem to provide their owners with non-trivial health benefits; keeping pets has been shown to help relieve stress. There is now a medically-approved class of "therapy animals," mostly dogs, who are brought to visit confined humans. Walking a dog can provide both the owner and the dog with exercise, fresh air, and social interaction.

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How to find the right pet sitter
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Are you going away this summer and looking to hire the very best caretaker for your furry friend? One of the best ways to find one is to ask your friends for the name of someone they have employed and with whom they are happy. If you are not...
Traveling with your pet
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With warm weather on its way, more people will be traveling with their pets. Problems may occur but preparing in advance can mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and a ruined trip or vacation.
Is a raw food diet right for my pet?
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Pet owners are fortunate these days to have a wide range of feeding choices for pets including dry food, canned and raw food diets. There has been considerable controversy surrounding the feeding of a raw food diets to cats and dogs. Some veterinarians are quite...
Finding a Veterinarian and how to be an awesome client!
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As a pet parent it is very important that you have a good relationship with your veterinarian and their staff. You may be moving to a new area or deciding it’s time to find a new veterinary office. Here are some tips that you may find helpful: ...
How to Feed Your Pet
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Many of us have gotten spoiled just leaving bowls of food (and water) down so that our pets can nibble or sip whenever they choose throughout the day. But is this really the best way to feed them? There are two schools of thought about the best way to...
8 ways to reduce your dog's carbon paw print
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I’d imagine that looking after the environment is pretty far down on your dog’s to-do list - it certainly falls behind activities such as running around outside, barking at postmen and chewing your favourite shoes to pieces. Consequently, it’s down to you to be green on their behalf! ...
6 Pets your kids will love
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Introducing a pet into the family home can have a number of fantastic benefits for children. Not only will it help teach them about responsibilities, compassion and loyalty but they’ll also be given something that no kind of toy can provide – a living, breathing companion. These are just...
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