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Pet's Health

Can Pet Affection Improve Heart Health?

Ornish Living | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

The strong human-to-animal bond is powerfully therapeutic. Few things can compare to the spontaneous lift, the brightening of our spirits felt upon arriving back home at the end of a long day, to be greeted at the door by a loving and devoted pet.

9 Ways Pets Improve Our Health And Happiness

Kayla Matthews | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

November is "Adopt a Senior Pet Month," and adopting a pet isn't just good for your pet; it's good for you, too. Check out these nine scientifically-researched ways that pets improve the lives of their human companions.

Happy Tails for SAD Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Natasha Ashton

Can seasonal affective disorder affect our pets? It turns out the answer is yes. And the urge to eat more, exercise less, and act a little grumpy is not a uniquely human experience.

How Pets Help Mood, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | Home

Can pets help you overcome depression? Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist, says yes! When Dr. Saltz joined me on Mondays With Marlo, she spoke about how pet...

Adopt a Pet and Improve Your Health

Domenick Scudera | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Domenick Scudera

Although I would like to believe that my dogs are miraculous, the fact is that any dog can have this effect on people. There is something calming and centering about connecting with an animal.

Chewing the Fat: The Growing Problem of Pet Obesity

Natasha Ashton | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

It's hard to say 'no' to those cute furry faces, but when those treats are packing on uncomfortable pounds, loving our pets with food can spell big trouble for the future.

Summer's Over! Back-to-School Routines for You and Your Pet

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

Just as your kids are prepared with backpacks filled with new supplies and clean books, your animal needs some preparation for the coming months.

Acupuncture For Dogs?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Acupuncture is a great alternative healing technique that has the potential to help your pet avoid the traditional drugs and/or surgery approach.

Does Your Dog Get Along With Other Dogs?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your dog seems to have lost the knack for being around other canines, there are lots of things you can do to help him regain his social skills.

Trendy Pet Dental Procedure May Do More Harm Than Good

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Nonprofessional dental scaling (NPDS), also known as anesthesia-free dentistry, is gaining popularity with an increasing number of dog and cat owners.

Better Than Tomato Juice as a Skunk Rinse

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If, heaven forbid, your dog or cat is ever sprayed by a skunk, you should have this recipe on hand. The sooner you apply the solution to your pet's fur, the sooner he'll get relief and smell better.

How To Keep Pets Safe Through The Cold Winter

Amy D. Shojai, CABC | Posted 02.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy D. Shojai, CABC

People fight the cold with heavy coats, long underwear and wooly mittens. And if it's too cold for people, a fur coat won't protect pets from weather extremes, either.