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  • Video Chat: The Next Vet Frontier?

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 at 07:00 AM


    Standard checkups are a part of responsible pet parenting. And with new technologies some though not all of those visits could be done remotely over the Internet.

    Its all thanks to the telemedicine trend, which is catching on in human medicine. The idea is simple: Instead of physically visiting a doctors office, people bring the doctor to them using a video chat service like Skype or Helpouts, a variation of Googles Hangout service that launched in 2013 to connect experts with people seeking...

  • 3 Holistic Remedies That Are Good for Your Pet and Your Wallet

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday August 29th, 2014 at 11:18 AM


    Holistic health is generally centered around three pillars: mind, body, and soul. Each year, different groups celebrate holistic health for pets on August 30 by encouraging pet parents to be mindful of their pets wellbeing from an alternative angle. With the day upon us, we found that some holistic practices are not only good for pet health, but are easy on the wallet too.

    Image via Canstock

    According to theAmerican Pet Products Associationpet parents are projected to spend a collective...

  • Are Pets Replacing Grandchildren?

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Thursday August 28th, 2014 at 10:40 AM


    What comes after the stick figure family decal when it comes to decorating your vehicle? Fast forward 10 to 15 years and you may be swapping it out for aMy grandchild is a dogbumper sticker.

    Image via Graphics & More (eBay)

    As women are having fewer children, getting married later, and focusing on their careers, birth rates in the U.S. have dropped. In fact, it reached an all-time low in 2011, with 63 births per 1,000 women, nearlyhalf the 123 births per 1,000 women during the Baby Boom...

  • Home Alone: 4 Ways to Ease Pets’ Back-to-School Anxieties

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday August 27th, 2014 at 06:00 AM

    During the summer, pets become accustomed to having their owners at home during the day, but when school starts adults are back to standard work hours and kids are back at school, leaving pets with an empty house.

    Just like humans, dogs and cats like to have a routine because it makes them feel secure, yet the start of school disrupts this normal schedule. While at first the family cat or dog may not be too happy with being home alone, pet parents can establish a new routine so pets have...

  • The Nose Knows: Dogs Sniff and Save Endangered Species

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Tuesday August 26th, 2014 at 02:58 PM


    CK9 Tucker surveys orca scat. Image via Facebook/Conservation Canines

    With one sniff, dogs know a lot about you. Their sense of smell lets them detect low blood sugar levels in diabetics or identify drug smugglers, for instance.

    Researchers at the University of Washington are relying on this amazing olfactory ability to track and conserve endangered species.Conservation Canines, as the dogs are called, are trained to identify wildlife scat (another word for poop), which scientists collect and...

  • What’s Behind Human, Pet Look-Alikes

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Monday August 25th, 2014 at 06:00 AM


    Have you ever wondered why pet parents so often resemble their pets? Is it just a freaky coincidence, or a case of human imagination run amok?

    New research suggests that people can look like their pets. The answer lies in the eyes, though scientists arent sure why, writes University of Arkansas psychology professor Jesse Bering inSlate.

    Image via flickr/Uwe Mäurer

    A Japanese psychologist, Sadahiko Nakajima, recently investigated the look-alike phenomenon. He limited thestudyto facial features,...

  • Help Save Wyatt!

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday August 22nd, 2014 at 09:24 AM


    Weve yet to meet a person Wyatt doesnt like, or a person who doesnt love Wyatt! This adorable two-year-old Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen mix arrived at the Milo Foundation a week ago with a big smile but with serious problems on his right side. His right legs are inflamed and he has scarring along the right side of his face and neck. He may have been mistreated, or thrown from a car, but that doesnt deter him from being the very sweet fellow he is today.

    Wyatt needs our help to recover from...

  • Doggy Depression: Pets Get Sad, Too

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday August 22nd, 2014 at 06:00 AM


    So youre feeling a little bummed and it isnt getting better. A friend recommends you talk to a psychologist. You make an appointment, lie down on the quintessential couch and talk it out, find the root of the issue, and work through it with your doctor. Of course, this a very elementary portrait of how therapy works, but what happens when the person on the couch cant say Im feeling bummed? What happens when its not even a person, but, rather, an animal?

    Knowing the movements and signs sent by...

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