Melatonin for Dogs

Melatonin for Dogs

This week’s guest post comes from Dr Sarah Robinson. Sarah attended veterinary school at Oklahoma State University receiving a DVM in 2008. Sarah’s longtime interest is to help people to better communicate with their pet companions, and in doing so, to help them to strengthen their relationships with their dogs and cats. Does your dog suffer from an anxiety-related disorder

Therapy Animals – Bringing Smiles to People Everywhere

Therapy Animals – Bringing Smiles to People Everywhere

If you’re an animal lover, you have probably been hearing about how therapy cats and dogs are helping more and more people deal with stressful situations. Most common uses of therapy animals are in hospitals. Handlers bring their animals into hospitals to see patients who are dealing with stress and anxiety. These pets are trained to provide therapeutic

How pets improve mental health

How pets improve mental health

We often hear about the physical health benefits of having a pet but as important is how pets improve mental health. There is a lot of press lately on techniques to help with our mental health including: meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and keeping a positive attitude. These are all great tools that we can use to help alleviate anxiety and stress.

Help for dogs with noise anxiety

Help for dogs with noise anxiety

The fourth of July is this week and for most of us that means cookouts, fireworks and fun. For owners of dogs with noise anxiety this particular holiday can be an absolute nightmare. Fireworks and other loud noises such as thunderstorms can cause panic in affected dogs. My parents had a Jack Russell terrier (she passed at the age of