Stress can affect anyone, even household pets. Although life may seem footloose and fancy free for companion animals, they have their share of stressors as well. It may be hard to believe that dogs, cats, birds, and other animals can suffer from stress. But certain situations or scenarios may trigger a stressful response in pets, and pet owners should learn […]
Companionship, unconditional love and security are just some of the perks of pet ownership. People who bring pets into their homes understand that a certain commitment comes with becoming a pet owner. Pet owners recognize they need to provide food, shelter and basic healthcare for their pets, but they may not recognize the role dental health plays in helping pets […]
Households across the country include companion birds. Their sweet music and vividly colored plumage make birds beloved pets. Well-socialized birds who are accustomed to human interaction can make for wonderful pets. However, unlike dogs and cats, some birds may not prefer or receive the same amount of daily attention from their owners as other pets. Birds can suffer from depression […]
Cold weather can be particularly taxing on many of the birds individuals discover in their backyards throughout the year. Although some species migrate to warmer climates each winter, many stay put and attempt to ride out winter in their normal habitats. Birds that tend to stay put include finches, sparrows, titmice, jays, woodpeckers, chickadees, and cardinals. The Cornell Lab of […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment of a two-part article courtesy of the AKC. Part one appeared in our December 25 edition. –Kirsten Reichel, HTF Staff Writer The AKC Humane Fund announced the winners of the 21st annual AKC Humane F… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a two-part series featuring dogs who have been chosen by the AKC to receive awards based on how they have improved the lives of communities and their owners. Part two will appear in the pet page in our January… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.