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Pets are Motivators and Confidants, Poll Says

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Humans’ best friends were more important than ever in 2020, according to a recent poll of policyholders.* An amazing 54 percent of pet owners responding to the poll said their pets “gave them a reason to get up every morning” as they struggled to deal with isolation in a time of social distancing. In addition, 47 percent said their pet ...

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Walking Your Dog CAN Boost Your Wellbeing!

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By Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller  We all know that walking dogs is good for us. It’s great fun for both us and our furry companions but it also has amazing benefits that boost our wellbeing. But what is the science behind this? Fact #1: Mental wellbeing The world is experiencing an unprecedented mental health crisis due to the impact of the Covid-19 ...

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Is Sleeping Next to Your Dog Good for You?

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Does thinking about your dog sleeping alone in a different room make you toss and turn at night? In a time where most of us are feeling a lot more stressed, anxious and lonely than usual, dog experts at tails.com have some good news – having your dog sleep beside you in bed is actually a lot better and beneficial ...

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4 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe and Secure

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Your dog is most likely one of your most beloved companions so it is only natural to want to make sure that they are as safe and secure as possible. Taking steps to protect their future is one of the best ways to show your pet how much you love and care for them, even without saying so. 1: Invest ...

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Savvier Spending Decisions for your Furry Friend

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New Year’s resolutions around saving money and better budgeting never go out of style. If you’re looking to improve your finances in 2021, Healthy Paws has advice on how to make savvier spending decisions for your furry friend that keep both your wallet and your pet happy and healthy: 1.     Keep your pet at a healthy weight. If your pet is overweight, they are at an ...

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7 Pet-Friendly Home Design Tips

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During the loneliness and isolation that’s come with COVID-19 and quarantining, pets have become a renewed source of comfort, companionship, and love. Pet adoptions have spiked in the past several months, with many people bringing furry friends into their homes and lives. “But with a new pet comes potential interior design woes. If your new pooch chews everything in sight ...

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Pet Poison Hotline Launches “Toxin Tails”

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The veterinary toxicology professionals at Pet Poison Helpline are launching a new consumer awareness campaign called Toxin Tails. Each month they will highlight an unusual or interesting case from the thousands of calls received. Below is the first edition of Toxin Tails. What happens when your previously healthy pet eats something he found in your yard and wakes up the next morning ...

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Ben & Jerry’s Enters the Doggie Dessert Market

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Those fun folks at Ben & Jerry’s that deliver delicious desserts for humans are now doing the same for doggie consumers. We are thrilled and delighted at the idea of another frozen treat for pups but Ben & Jerry’s really missed the mark with their recommendations for eating this frozen delight. The company is currently offering two flavors. Pontch’s Mix ...

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Top 5 Ways Pets Can Make 2021 Resolutions Stick

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Article and photos reprinted with permission from Best Friends Animal Society. It’s that time of year again when many of us start making New Year’s resolutions. After a tumultuous 2020, it may be more imperative than ever to strive for physical, mental, and emotional balance.  The good news is that there is someone who might be able to help you reach those goals who’s closer than ...

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Free Virtual Program Connecting Pets and People

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Animal Farm Foundation has announced the launch of Pets Together, a free virtual program that allows those who are socially isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic to enjoy friendly interaction with pets (including dogs, cats, goats, horses, and other critters) and people. The goal of the program is to increase social connection and mitigate the loneliness that is a painful ...

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