Sep
18

Let your kitty keep you feeling young

Let your kitty keep you feeling young

Did you know that owning a cat can decrease your chances of having a heart attack by up to 30%? Studies have found that this simple solution can improve your health and decrease the risks of heart attacks and other diseases. Owning a pet can extend your life, so adding a kitten or puppy to your household can help you live longer. There have been reports of amazing feats by dogs and cats, but this is one that bears looking into.

While pets are good for any age, the aging population is particularly affected by pet ownership. When social networks begin to slow down, having a cat jump on your lap and ask for attention causes the owner to feel needed. The responsibility of caring for a pet also provides purpose. Once children have grown and moved away, it can keep the onset of depression at bay.

Continue reading
  2530 Hits
2530 Hits
Sep
10

Buying a cat or adopting a shelter cat - Things to consider

Buying a cat or adopting a shelter cat  - Things to consider
Once you have decided to welcome a cat into your home, to be a member of your family, the next questions is where to get the cat from? Should you purchase a cat from a breeder? A pet store? (A reputable breeder is a much better and much safer choice than a pet store) Or maybe you should adopt a cat from a shelter, or from another facility.

Continue reading
  2581 Hits
2581 Hits
Aug
23

Live a long happy life - but only if you have a pet!

Live a long happy life - but only if you have a pet!

For thousands of years people have been looking for the 'Fountain of Youth'. People will stop at nothing to find a way to live longer. Money is no option if a 'break-through' is found that can make us look younger and feel better. The health food and vitamin industry is an every growing billion dollar industry. Fueled by mans need to live longer and feel better people endlessly search for an ever elusive answer. But is the answer really elusive? NO! Studies continually show that owning a pet can extend a persons life and make them happier. This is especially true for older persons who need it the most.

Continue reading
  2404 Hits
2404 Hits
Aug
13

Determine how to find the best dog for your family

Determine how to find the best dog for your family
You may think that it will be an simple thing to select a dog for your children pet. After all there are so many dogs to pick from. You can go to a breeder or you can go to the shelter but unless you adopt a full-grown dog you will need to be concerned about many things before you choose. If you just go to select a puppy you might not get the best dog because puppies are so adorable and they are way too easy to just fall in love with.

Continue reading
  2514 Hits
2514 Hits
Aug
10

Common house plants that could be toxic to your pet

Common house plants that could be toxic to your pet
Got a green thumb? Does your landscaping look marvelous? Do your houseplants thrive? As good as it makes you feel to look at all those healthy, lush plants, be aware that some of our favorite ones are anything but healthy for our pets.

Innocuous and ubiquitous English ivy is a killer -- a regular botanical 007. We use it for ground cover; it's in nearly every green arrangement from a florist, it's an easy houseplant to hang up in a window or let drape down off of the bomber chest in the foyer. The leaves and berries can cause severe stomach irritation, labored breathing, diarrhea, coma and death.

Continue reading
  2294 Hits
2294 Hits
Aug
06

Causes of aggression in cats and dogs

Causes of aggression in cats and dogs

Aggression in cats and dogs can be caused by trauma or abuse. The aggression is often caused by fear of being harmed. Aggression in cats and dogs can begin with an accident that scares the pet. This accident could be objects falling on the pet when the pet was young. Littermates that engage in aggressive play can cause fear in other, more passive littermates.

Continue reading
  2527 Hits
2527 Hits

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.barkleyandpaws.com/