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Do Pets Increase Fall Risk in the Elderly? Picture of an adults tan colored lab and a tan colored lab puppy.

Do Pets Increase Fall Risk in the Elderly?

Anyone who has a dog or cat knows the benefits they offer. Besides the obvious joy and love they give so much; pets have been linked to a variety of health benefits.[1] Acknowledging this is important, but it also must be taken into consideration that pets can sometimes become a fall hazard for elderly people. […]

Rescue Them, They Rescue Us. Picture of a small brown and white dog on the shoulder of a young caucasian female.

Rescue Them, They Rescue Us

We might find it interesting to know that adopting a pet comes with some surprising health benefits for the new owner. For those who truly consider a dog to be man’s best friend, it helps to know the health benefits dogs can bestow on a human being. In fact, some studies show that dog ownership […]

Spay or Neuter Pets? Picture of a tan dog and a tabby striped cat on either side of a sign saying spay and neuter.

Spay or Neuter Pets?

Spaying or neutering your pets is a good way to help get pet homelessness under control. Besides helping the population control of pets, spaying or neutering also has some medical and behavioral benefits. For female pets: Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors. She will not go into heat and saves the resulting yowling […]

Safety in Dog Food. Picture of hands filling a dog food dish and a brown and white dog with it's paw up in the air.

Safety in Dog Food

Anyone who has pets naturally wants only the best for them, including making sure the food is both healthy and safe. Is pet food really safe and nutritious as advertised? It can get very confusing, because pet foods are not regulated the same way as foods processed for humans, although the Food and Drug Administration […]