Pets

Tips for Introducing Invertebrates Into a Reef Aquarium

Invertebrates are vital to the continued success of a balanced, healthy aquarium ecosystem. Since they feed on many smaller algae and waste particles, they’re the perfect ways to manage excessive algae growth and ensure that all your marine pets get the nutrients they need. But if you’re going to get them to thrive in your tank, you need to know how to properly acclimate them. Here are our tips for introducing invertebrates into a reef aquarium.

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Tips for Dealing With Pets That Shed a Lot

Whether you are a cat lover or a dog whisperer, having a furry friend in your home has its benefits. However, one thing that many pet owners dread is having to deal with all the fur and dander that occupies their living space.

If your pet sheds a great deal, you should know that there are a few ways you can tackle this issue. With this in mind, here are some tips for dealing with pets that shed a lot.

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5 Pet Care Tips for the Busy Professional

Being a pet owner is a fulfilling role that many people strive for in adulthood. However, caring for an animal while working full-time can be challenging. Distributing time between your work, social, and personal life is tricky, and not everyone can find the right balance to care for their furry friends. Use these five pet care tips for busy professionals to ensure your pet gets everything they need.

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How to train a therapy dog

What’s a Therapy Dog?

Therapy dogs provide comfort or a type of relief (improve emotional well-being) to those suffering anxiety, some type of mental or emotional disorder, depression stemming from a medical condition, etc. Basically, they are meant to make their handlers or general patients they visit feel good!

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3 Things That You Need to Think About If You Want to Keep Your Pet in Assisted Living

Any pet owner worth their salt knows that taking care of a pet is a lifetime commitment. However, for seniors who are facing difficult transitions during their golden years, this commitment can be put to the ultimate test. With increasing medical needs and mobility limitations to contend with, older adults often have to make the decision to explore senior housing options where they can get more comprehensive care and adequate assistance. Unfortunately, this makes for an uncertain future for their furry companions.

If you’re finding yourself in this situation, know that being parted from your beloved pet is not a foregone conclusion. In fact, there are considerations worth exploring that could ensure that you and your pet will have more years in companionable bliss.

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How Dogs Help With Our Mental Healing

Although considered as man's best friend, they can also be a man's great healer. How can dogs help in our mental well-being? Read to find out more. 

Ever notice how people's faces brighten up when an adorable pup passes by? Or how videos of funny dogs catch our attention and brighten our day? It turns out that this isn't mere observation and experience--there are scientific studies that show how dogs can actually help relieve stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns in humans.

Aside from their seemingly obvious cute faces and funny antics, how do dogs actually help us in our mental healing?

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