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  • 13 of Your Dog’s Biggest Pet Peeves

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Monday July 21st, 2014 at 10:12 AM

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    Belly rubs, walks in the park and earning a treat are often the highlights of your dogs week. However, there are a few things that just get right under his skin. If we could survey a group of dogs to find out their pet peeves, were pretty sure that these 13 things would top the list:

    1. Human bakes cupcakes, doesnt save leftovers for dog.

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    2. His arch-nemesis: the vacuum.

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    3. Human furniture (who designed this stuff anyway?).

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    4. The cone of...

  • 7 Things You Need to Know About Your Pet’s Food

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday July 18th, 2014 at 09:30 AM

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    Have you ever considered how the healthiness of your dog or cats food measures up to the food you eat? One pet supply store owner is doing just that and taking it a step further. Dorothy Hunter, owner ofPaws Natural Pet Emporiumin Richland, Washington, has vowed to eat nothing but pet food for 30 days. While Hunter doesnt advocate that humans eat pet food as part of their daily diet, she started this experiment on June 19 to raise awareness for pet health and encourage owners to read...

  • Professional Life, Pet Life: 3 Ways Pets Are Becoming a Bigger Part of the Workplace

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Thursday July 17th, 2014 at 06:00 AM

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    On any given day, American employeesbring more than2.3 million dogsto work. So its no surprise to see a few pooches lounging around the typical workplace these days. Whatisa surprise are the lengths to which pet-progressive businesses are going to accommodate our four-legged companions in some cases with privileges that employees may not even enjoy themselves.

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    Encouraging pets in the workplace is a win-win for both employees and employers,...

  • New Research Shows Dogs Share Humans’ Emotional Connection to Sound

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Tuesday July 15th, 2014 at 11:27 AM

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    Your kids might just yell, Go get the ball! or Want to go for a ride?, but your dog hears and feels a whole lot more than just the words. Thats the gist of anew studythat suggests that the brains of our canine companions share an unusually high-level trait with humans: the ability to identify the emotional meaning of sounds.

    Researchers at the MTA-ELTE ComparativeEthologyResearch Group in Budapest studied the neurological response of 22 humans and 11 golden retrievers and border collies...

  • Deep De-Coding of Cat and Dog Behavior: Q&A With John Bradshaw

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Monday July 14th, 2014 at 04:05 PM

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    When making a pet part of the family, its critical to understand what makes them happy. We cant read the minds of our dogs and cats, but understanding their innate likes and dislikesand how they differ from other animals can help ease their adjustment to a new home. According toJohn Bradshaw, zoo anthropologistand author of the bestselling books,Cat SenseandDog Sense, it allboils down to understanding their roots in the wild. Bradshaw talked to The Scoop about how to properly read the...

  • Learn How to Save Your Pet With CPR

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday July 11th, 2014 at 12:50 PM

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    We all hope that the worst never happens, but with a little knowledge anyone can help save a pet that is in distress. Check out these basics so you can be prepared to step in until help arrives.

    The post Learn How to Save Your Pet With CPR appeared first on Healthy Paws.

  • 5 Stages of Taking Your Cat to the Vet & How to Make It Easier

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday July 11th, 2014 at 10:35 AM

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    Time for a visit to the vet?Feline expert John Bradshaw, author of the new bestsellerCat Sense,talked to the Scoop about how to take the terror out of the experience.Even though cats hate going to the veterinarian, Bradshaw says, Its good for their health, and a little bit of training can help make the process pleasant for both cat and cat owner.

    Here are the five stages of what (we guess) cats may be thinking and tips to help make the process less stressful for you and your cat.

    Stage One:...
  • Shelter Animals Team Up With Prisoners for Meaningful Change

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Thursday July 10th, 2014 at 02:50 PM

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    A recent graduating Paws on Parole class and their new adoptive families.

    They say jail changes a man. In Alachua County, Florida, the same might be true for dogs, too.

    Since 2009, the countys prison and animal shelter have teamed up forPaws on Parole, an innovative program that pairs shelter dogs with inmates for eight weeks of intensive training behind prison walls. Certified dog handlers train inmates at two separate facilities: the prison work camp, with male inmates convicted of drug...

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