Must Have Apps for Dog Lovers

Must Have Apps for Dog Lovers

As the saying goes ‘there’s an app for everything these days’, and that is now true for dog lovers. This infographic from GAP takes you through all of the apps available to give you and your pooch an easier life. One of the most important things in any dog’s life is training and there are some very good

Pet Rescue – Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Pet Rescue – Adopt, Don’t Shop!

The number of cats and dogs in shelters continues to rise but each one of us can make a difference and help by providing a loving home and adopting a shelter pet. The overpopulation of animal shelters is truly one of those cases where it will take pet adoption from millions of families and individuals to reverse the trend. Fortunately, social

How Dogs Improve Your Health

How Dogs Improve Your Health

Owning a dog can positively impact both your physical and mental health according to science.  Research shows that dog owners spend about 30 more minutes a day active than people who do not own a dog. Also, on colder wetter days, dog owners are even more active than their non dog owning counterparts. The dog companion has a

Need to Lose Weight? Get a Pet

Need to Lose Weight? Get a Pet

Being overweight or obese is one of the biggest health issues that Americans face today. There are many options to help people fight this epidemic including specialized diets, fitness club memberships, and weight loss programs (e.g. Weight Watchers). Depending on the person, some of these options can work, however, many people struggle to get-to and maintain a healthy

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

Puppy Rescue – Saint Patrick’s Lucky 66

Puppy Rescue – Saint Patrick’s Lucky 66

Sixty-six bundles of pure puppy love! On March 17, North Shore Animal League rescued 66 puppies and dogs from an Oklahoma puppy mill. The puppy rescue includes a large variety of small breeds such as Poodles, Maltese, Pomeranians, Shih Tzu’s, etc. The dogs were transported from Oklahoma to North Shore’s main campus in Port Washington, NY, where they will be examined