8 Ways to Protect Your Pets from Disease

Science has shown that a pet can help improve a person’s health and overall wellbeing. Whether you’re a cat or a dog person, one thing is for sure — you want the best for your animal companion. Pets can catch different types of diseases, which can make them sick. These diseases affect their quality of life and can be passed on to you.

How Owning a Pet Can Reduce Stress

When thinking of ways to reduce stress in life, usually techniques like meditation, yoga, and journaling come to mind. These are great techniques, to be sure. But getting a new best friend can also have many stress relieving and health benefits. While human friends provide great social support and come with some fabulous benefits, this article focuses on the benefits of furry friends.

10 telltale signs your cat is happy

Cats can naturally be quiet and independent, making it difficult to tell if they’re happy. If you have a new cat at home or have recently introduced a new pet, you might be worrying about how happy your cat really is. The good news is that cats actually send out all sorts of signs to let you know if they’re happy — or if they’re not so content. All you have to do is be able to recognize those signs. Knowing how to tell if your cat is happy can help you better understand how he feels, and you might even be able to tell if your cat is having a physical issue that might need some vet attention. Be sure to look for these 10 signs your cat is happy.

A beginner’s guide to grooming your dog at home

A pro shares tips for matted coats, nail trims and more
If you’re used to taking your pet to the groomer’s or pet-store salon every month or two, he or she is now likely overdue for a full groom. The good news is that depending on your dog’s grooming needs (and temperament), tackling the task at home yourself — at least for now — might be easier than you think!