Happy Herald - Pet Articles https://www.happyherald.com/articles.sec-8536-1-pet-articles.html <![CDATA[Responsible Dog Ownership]]> With all the companionship and love that our dogs give so freely, it’s hard to imagine that some owners just don’t take responsibility for their dogs. But it’s true. Millions of dogs – healthy dogs – are euthanized every year. Whether through owner neglect or owner ignorance, millions of healthy dogs will endure the same fate this year.]]> <![CDATA[The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely]]> Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care Network, found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults.]]> <![CDATA[5 Tips for New Pet Parents]]> Introducing a new dog to the family can bring plenty of excitement, sweet snuggles and puppy kisses. However, there are also plenty of practical steps to consider to successfully transition a pup into its new environment..]]> <![CDATA[Have A Dog Who Wets Her Bed? Your Vet Can Help]]> As a pet owner, have you ever had a female dog who always finds the outdoor bathroom during the day, but wets her bed at night? Dogs who follow the house rules can be horrified when they realize that they’ve leaked – even though it occurs during sleep.]]> <![CDATA[Feature-Rich Dog Parks Are Coming to Towns Across America]]> Lassie used to run free throughout the town, solving problems and rescuing kids in trouble. Today, it is rare and often illegal to let a dog roam off-leash. Even large parks usually have leash laws. At the same time, dog ownership is growing.]]> <![CDATA[Three Surprising Ways to Save Money on Pet Care]]> According to the ASPCA, owning a dog or cat can cost up to $1,000 in the first year, and many people end up spending much more. The good news is, you can cut your pet care expenses without compromising your pet’s health and wellbeing. Here are a few tips to save money on pet care:.]]> <![CDATA[Six Myths About Pet Allergies]]> According to The Humane Society, 62 percent of American households have at least one pet. Yet, an estimated 31 million Americans are allergic to animals, including up to 30 percent of those who have asthma. Here’s what you should know about pet allergies:.]]> <![CDATA[5 Tips for Bringing Your Pet to Work this Summer]]> During the summer months, many employers plan events and switch up work schedules to give their team members a break to enjoy some fun in the sun. Extra days off, summer hours and company picnics are just a few of the ways employers create an enjoyable environment for their employees.]]> <![CDATA[5 Tips to Take Pets on Trips]]> If your next big excursion is on hold until you can make arrangements for your four-legged friend, a solution may be closer than you think. Pet-friendly accommodations can be easier to find than ever, making it possible to simply take your pet along for the ride.]]> <![CDATA[How to Prep Your Pup for Winter]]> The colder months are approaching, and it’s not uncommon to lessen focus on diet and exercise, and the same goes for furry friends during the cooler seasons. To keep your pup healthy this winter, it’s important to establish proper nutrition habits – which start by feeding your pet the right type of food.]]> <![CDATA[Feeling Safe During Fireworks How to help manage your dog’s noise aversion]]> This anxiety is a progressive medical condition called canine noise aversion. You might know it as noise phobia or noise anxiety. At least one in three dogs suffer from noise aversion, which can leave dog owners and their families feeling helpless during summer fireworks celebrations and rolls of thunder.]]> <![CDATA[Solving Pets’ Oral Health Needs]]> In fact, one of the leading causes for dry mouth and some other oral health issues can be certain medications, which can have a negative effect on the production of healthy saliva. That lack of healthy saliva, or even a reduction in its protective quality, can cause bacteria and fungi to grow in a pet’s mouth.]]> <![CDATA[Cat's Meow]]> “We understand the strong bond pet owners have with their cats, and one of the best ways to enhance that relationship is to learn more about them,” says Dr. Brent Mayabb, veterinarian and director of corporate affairs for the premium pet food company..]]> <![CDATA[Get Picky About Pet Food]]> When a beloved family pet experiences health problems, it can take a toll on the whole family. In some cases, it can take weeks or even months to identify the problem, and more importantly, where the solution lies. In some cases, the answer is as simple as changing what your pet eats.]]> <![CDATA[Limited Space, Big Love: Solutions for Cat Lovers in Tight Quarters]]> With more and more people moving to urban areas or just looking to minimize and simplify their lives, small-space living is on the rise. This trend toward scaling back is great news for cat lovers. But sharing your small home with a cat isn’t without its challenges.]]> <![CDATA[Hurricanes, Waves & Courage]]> Hurricane Gaston had made a threat earlier in the week, but never appeared. It turned out to be an epic day for Jupiter based rescue shelter, Furry Friends. It was a bit overcast, bringing relief from the sun to the estimated 1800 people attending Hang 20.]]> <![CDATA[Guided & Found]]> Gwyn Brook and her yellow lab Mylie were enjoying their regular Monday morning walk. Hurricane Matthew was headed towards Florida by Thursday. They noticed a loose dog in the distance. When they reached the area where the dog was spotted, it had disappeared.]]> <![CDATA[How to Save Money on Pet Care]]> Owning a pet has a lot of perks, but caring for one can take its toll on your wallet. According to the ASPCA, owning a dog or cat can cost up to $1,000 in the first year, and many people end up spending much more. The good news is you can cut your pet care expenses without compromising your pet´s health and well-being.]]> <![CDATA[What´s Underfoot?]]> "If you´re a pet owner, it´s important to find carpeting that can withstand the toll pets can dish out on flooring," says carpet expert David Duncan of Mohawk Flooring, a carpeting brand that has produced SmartStrand - a soil- and stain-resistant...]]> <![CDATA[Help Your Pet]]> According to a recent survey from Petplan Pet Insurance, more than 78 percent of pet owners say they take their pet with them on vacation, an increase of eight percent over the previous year.]]>