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November 26, 2020

How to Share Thanksgiving Dinner With Your Pet
With all the aromas filling your kitchen today, your dog or cat will be anxiously awaiting any morsels that might fall their way. Want to treat your pet to some of your meal? Here are 15 Thanksgiving pet-approved foods and snacks that will make her day, especially if your pet is a dog.

A Boy, a Dog and a Mud Puddle
No explanation necessary: A toddler encounters a mud puddle while walking his dog.

November 25, 2020

'Be Kind and Love One Another,' Says This Game Changer
What's it like for a veterinarian to provide care during a pandemic, especially one who truly cares about the interactions she has with her patients and clients? Dr. Danielle Rowe's wise words of advice transcend veterinary medicine and apply to everyone, even non-pet owners.

Maine Coon Cat Adores Her Kittens
This mama Maine coon cat is so attentive as she takes care of her cute, fluffy offspring.

November 24, 2020

Who Knew Feeding Your Kitty Could Be This Fun?
For the ultimate in environmental enrichment - and for increasing activity in healthy, sedentary cats - I highly recommend this creative method of feeding. This fun gadget turns meals into opportunities for physical and mental stimulation.

Bear Sits Down by Photographer in the Wild
Filming a rushing wilderness stream, a guy finds that a bear has decided to join him.

November 23, 2020

12 Reasons to Give a Senior Dog a Chance to Live
Just when these dogs need care and companionship the most, they are surrendered to shelters. Worse, potential adopters mostly pass them by, leaving them to live the rest of their lives in a cage or be euthanized to make room for others. Here are 12 reasons why you should give one a chance.

Cat's First Encounter With Snow
For cats, so many aspects of snow falling and piling up on the ground is captivating!

November 22, 2020

Did a Qualified Nutritionist Formulate Your Pet's Food?
Owners are increasingly exploring homemade, raw and fresh food meals as alternatives to the questionable rendered and ultraprocessed stuff commercial pet food makers call 'food.' This animal nutrition expert has uncovered even more concerning reasons to avoid it.

Playing a Trick on a German Shepherd
On a walk with his human, a dog keeps glancing back to make sure he's still back there.

November 21, 2020

Every Pet Deserves to Move Without Pain
Dr. Christin Finn is a Pet Game Changer committed to bringing relief from pain and helping facilitate comfortable mobility to all the patients at her canine rehabilitation and integrative veterinary center.

Samson: Such a Sweet, Forgiving Dog
Samson is waiting at the door when his owner finally gets home, and he's miffed.

November 20, 2020

How 'Smart' Bees Are Helping to Protect Our Food Supply
Honeybees help pollinate 87 of the top 115 food crops, but colony losses have devastated bee populations. At the same time, the demand for bee pollination continues to increase. Find out how researchers are training bees to change their foraging behaviors to help save our food supply.

Red Oxpeckers and Water Buffalo Do the Barter System
Water buffaloes are scary big. Who knew birds could be such symbiotic companions?

November 19, 2020

Game Changer Shares the Power of Fresh Food in Spanish
Jessica Da Silva noticed that information about species-specific, fresh food was mostly in English, leaving a huge void for Spanish-speaking pet owners. So, our nominated Animal Game Changer made it her mission to spread the word to pet parents in the language they know best.

Alaskan Malamute Puppy Talk
Playing with this Alaskan Malamute puppy always produces some cute puppy talk!

November 18, 2020

5 Things You May Not Know About Goldens
Many people don't realize there are actually three varieties of golden retrievers, which helps explain their subtle color differences. Here are five more things you may not know about this wildly popular and eager-to-please breed.

British Shorthair Kittens Smitten With Fluffy Chick
Adorable British shorthair kittens decide to adopt a yellow chick who's come to play.

November 17, 2020

Why the Friendliest Cats Happen To Be This Color
Is it a coincidence or could it be in their genes? These kitties appear to be extra-special and their owners were more likely to describe them as 'friendly' when surveyed. Indeed, researchers have found their coat color is associated with even more physical and behavioral differences.

Soldier Finally Comes Home, But Her Dog's Not Too Sure!
This dog doesn't know his soldier after two years, but when he 'sees' her, he's ecstatic!

November 16, 2020

Can Dogs Sniff Out COVID-19 in Humans?
Researchers are discovering that dogs can detect the scent of the virus that causes COVID-19 with near-perfect accuracy, even days before symptoms appear and lab tests show positive results. Could this be the dawn of no-cost, non-invasive COVID tests that take less than 60 seconds?

When a Naughty Lion Cub Ignores His Mom
A witty Brit narrates footage of a lion whose cub keeps getting too close to the water.

November 15, 2020

Detoxification: Does Your Pet Need It?
How can you tell if your pet would benefit from a detoxification protocol? Know the signs that suggest his toxin load is at the breaking point, and the 18 sources of toxins that may be overwhelming his body. Plus, 10 ways to support healthy detox and many natural options that can help.

Toddler Loves Caressing His Husky's Ears
Parker is a gentle toddler who's loved caressing his dog's ears since he was an infant.

November 14, 2020

A Paradigm Shift in Animal Sheltering
Pet Game Changer Olivia Schneider is director of marketing and development at San Antonio Pets Alive!, an animal welfare organization whose mission is to provide the programs and services needed to eliminate the killing of at-risk animals due to lack of space, adopters or fosters.

Cat vs. Dog on Hallway Obstacle Challenge
Here's what happens when a makeshift obstacle challenge pits the cat against the dog.

November 13, 2020

The Most Misunderstood Animal Living in Your Neighborhood
If you ever encounter one in your yard or garage, you may think you've just met the most vicious creature. But don't let his ferocious display fool you. Behind the scary hiss and baring of 50 teeth, he's a beneficial and harmless, gentle animal that deserves respect and understanding.

TLC Transforms Ailing Kitten to Fluffy and Fearless!
This ailing kitten's foster mom said if he made it, she'd have to keep him - and she did!

November 12, 2020

Game Changer Builds Healing Relationships Through Homeopathy
After Dr. Cecille O'Brien Greenleaf and her child were injured by conventional medical practices, she decided to go 100% homeopathic in her veterinarian practice. Now nominated as a Healthy Pets Game Changer, she's building healing relationships in her patients' own homes.

Service Dog Is Smart, but She Can't Read — Yet
This service dog is so eager to help, one little 'fetching' mistake is certainly forgivable.

November 11, 2020

Virtual Dog Training Classes — A New, Better Way to Train?
A pandemic doesn't change the fact that dogs and their guardians need help with behavioral issues and basic manners. How does virtual training differ from in-person training? What are its benefits, and how can you find the right virtual dog trainer?

Nursing Home Workers Pretend Not to See Kitty Visitor
The nursing home didn't allow pets, but for a special kitty visitor, they turned a blind eye.

November 10, 2020

Ancient Feline Skeleton Reveals Mysteries of Cats as Pets
This rare discovery during a recent excavation along the former Silk Road in Kazakhstan offers interesting insights about the life of cats over 1,000 years ago. The well-preserved skeleton enabled researchers to reconstruct the cat's life, providing a glimpse into the early human-pet relationship.

Driver Helps Wild Colt Get Back to His Mom
Guard rails on a road kept a scared colt from his mom, but this man saved the day.

November 9, 2020

Natural Approaches for Managing Epilepsy in Pets
Standard anti-seizure medications don't effectively control seizures in about a third of dogs with epilepsy, and these medications can come with adverse side effects and long-term health consequences. Learn more about exciting alternative natural therapies for seizure disorders.

Cutest Baby Goat: 'Please Keep Petting Me!'
Whenever he stops petting him, this baby goat makes the funniest squeaky noises!

November 8, 2020

Fight Tumors, Arthritis and Diabetes With This Powerful Spice
The list of this botanical's preventive and healing properties is extensive, and scientists believe it can help with malignant diseases and other chronic conditions. However, don't buy it already added to your pet's food. Here's how I like to give it to cats and dogs.

She Rescued Kilo, and He Saved Her Right Back
It took a while, but kindness won over a dog that had suffered pain she could relate to.

November 7, 2020

Applied Kinesiology: Next Level Pet Health Care
Pet Game Changer and veterinarian Dr. Laurel Davis was never satisfied with the limitations of conventional veterinary medicine. That's why today, she owns a very busy integrative practice that offers animal patients a wide variety of alternative healing modalities, including applied kinesiology.

Smart Dogs Can Be so Independent!
These clever can-do dogs reveal the many ways they're masters of their own universe.

November 6, 2020

Do Animals Need to Die to Save People From COVID-19?
Squalene is a component of adjuvants added to vaccines, including experimental COVID-19 vaccines. The livers of these species happen to be main sources of squalene, but not the only ones. Because of that unfortunate fact, they're being decimated in unprecedented numbers.

Easygoing Chicken Named 'Girl' Bonds With a Real One
This was the first time Honor bonded with a sanctuary chicken. She named her 'Girl.'

November 5, 2020

Against All Odds, Game Changer Saves These Special Cats
It's one thing to help homeless pets, but quite another when they're viewed as pests and criminals by the community. That's what Mari Carmen Cobo, our newest nominee for a Game Changer Award, is up against. But, so far, she and her colleague, Thalia, have helped about 150 street cats in Spain.

Little Girl Gives Online Class an Epic Pit Bull Report
Scarlett gave her e-learning class a very well-thought-out presentation about her pit bull.

November 4, 2020

How Loud Noises Can Harm Your Dog's Hearing
Just like with your own ears, loud noises can damage the delicate structures of your dog's middle and inner ear. How do you recognize your dog is hearing-impaired from loud noises and other causes; and what are the treatment options that may help restore his hearing?

Underweight Kitten Left in a Box Becomes a 'Wild Child'
With proper care, a shy kitten found discarded with her siblings started a brave new life.

November 3, 2020

Is Your Lazy, Finicky Eater Suffering From Pancreatitis?
Dogs with an inflamed pancreas typically have abdominal pain and vomiting. With cats, it's often a whole different story. If your kitty sleeps a lot, refuses her food and shows these other subtle signs, make an appointment to rule out this serious disorder found in 65% to 70% of cats upon autopsy.

The Sophisticated Lifestyle of the Prairie Dog
You could say the Sonoran Desert prairie dogs run their own security training camps.

November 2, 2020

One of the Most Vulnerable Parts of Your Pet's Body
Many pet parents think this body part is near indestructible, but nothing could be further from the truth. Don't let its vigorous appearance deceive you. There are so many things that can go horribly wrong with this appendage, and cause your pet excruciating pain.

Dog Asks Man to Help Save Her Babies From the Rain
A street dog seemed to be coaxing a homeowner to check out an isolated spot nearby.

November 1, 2020

The Necessary Nutrient for a Long, Healthy Life
Studies show that when dogs and cats eat rich sources of these, body condition and red cell quality improve, along with an increase in quality of life and life span. If they don't get enough, faster aging, disease and tumor formation may be the result. Make sure your pet's food contains them.

This Is Where a Clever Pup Gets Complimentary Massages
A dog hanging around a carwash in Turkey knows where to get a relaxing massage.