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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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The Many Ways Pets Help Our Kids Succeed

Naturally, the dream of every parent is to see their child become a success in life. While such factors as parenting skills, education, and more help to determine the eventual outcome, researchers are finding out that pets are instrumental in turning today's kids into tomorrow's success stories. If you find yourself feeling a bit curious, here are some ways that might interest you.

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Tips for pet-proofing your home

In many ways, bringing a pet into your home is like bringing home a baby. New pet parents should take precautions to assure their dog, cat or other pet won’t harm themselves or ruin furniture and appliances around the home. From special room designs and gadgets to organic cleaning products, there are many ways one can pet-proof their place. 

Going back to basics, there are many training options for your pet available to you at the click of a button. For instance, websites like PetFinder provide online tutorials on how to train your dog. One useful command is “leave it,” which will teach your dog to essentially stop eating and chewing on everything from your dining room table to something potentially hazardous to them such as a bar of soap in the bathroom.

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