Since the cloistering of people in their homes because of COVID-19, pets have enjoyed the company of their family members. But, if the adults return to the workplace and the children to school, pets will abruptly find themselves alone. As many know, dogs especially like routine, and older pets do not adjust well to change. Without some conditioning and preparation for being alone again during the day, pets can easily become stressed and experience anxiety as the family resumes their departure...
The one thing more upsetting than a poor child welfare situation is when the welfare of a helpless animal suffers. Calling people out for animal cruelty can be tricky, but when we see it happening, we must act and act quickly. The animal’s life could depend on it.
What is Animal Welfare?
The term ‘animal welfare’ refers to an animal’s overall state of well-being. Things that play into an animal’s welfare include:
(1) The food they eat. Do they get fed regularly? Are they being fed the best qu...
The impact of Covid 19 on children is increasingly going up as they try to come to terms with the sharp lifestyle changes experienced during the pandemic. This article highlights a few issues that have an impact on children’s mental health, especially during this time;
High cases of Anxiety
A spike in anxiety issues and related behavior among children saw them have out-of-character behavior during the pandemic. The inability to go out or socially interact with people made them highly anxious,...
Various wild animals are in danger of extinction today, and entities such as the federal need to take action. A good animal threat example is the killing of wolf packs through shooting from aircraft across the country.
The pervasiveness of this issue has increased significantly over the past few years. Therefore, the federal government has stepped in, and below are some of their roles:
Creating Laws that Protect Animals
While the B.C. Wildlife Service’s predator reduction program aimed to imp...
Millions of animals suffer and even die every year due to companies testing and creating its products using these helpless creatures. Not all companies collect and publish their data that concerns the animals that are used for testing and research so the exact number is unknown.
Products such as shaving cream, mascara, and foundation have been tested on animals like mice, rabbits, and monkeys. Drugs and medical procedures can also use animals to develop new techniques and dosages for products...
Becoming motivated starts with the mind and the thoughts that you tell yourself each day. Motivation can be influenced by outside forces but is ultimately determined by how you think on a consistent basis. When you want to get motivated to meet your goals and obtain success, there are a few psychological tips to stay driven.
Although it is never a fun topic to discuss, it is imperative that parents of special needs children take excellent care to plan for their child’s financial future. Here are a few of the most critical steps to take to ensure stability and security for your child:
Dogs bring a great deal of joy and happiness to life. Everything that is worth having takes some effort, and that is the case with having a dog. Housetraining takes time and effort, but if it is done correctly, you will have a dog that is a pleasure to have as a companion for years to come. Housetraining a dog is easier if you follow a few pieces of advice.
Most cats are very easy to housetrain. Kittens will most often observe their mother using the litter box that is in the home. The kittens catch on very quickly, and they will start to use the litter box without any training. However, this isn’t always the case. If you need to housetrain your kitten or cat, following a few simple steps will significantly aid the process.
Stretch of the Month
Plow! How to – Lay on your back. Pull your legs all the way over your head to the floor keeping your legs as straight as possible. Try to touch your toes to the floor while keeping your hips above your shoulders. Hold position for several breaths.
Exercise of the Month
Lunge Press! How to – Start in a lunge position making sure your front knee does not go over your toes. Hold the dumbbells at shoulder height. Press dumbbells as many times as you can and then switch legs. ...
The consumption of dairy has created controversy throughout the years. Many claim that dairy is healthy if it is pasteurized, low-fat and eaten in moderation. Some say that plenty of raw, full-fat dairy should be considered a health food, while others insist that the only good dairy is no dairy at all. Here is a brief summary of things to consider when deciding if dairy is right for you.
Fish is a good source of protein and, unlike fatty meat products, it’s not high in saturated fat. Fish is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of or who have cardiovascular disease. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids decrease risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), which can lead to sudden death. Omega-3 fatty acids also decrease triglyceride levels, slow the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque...
The world is made up of millions of children that each have their own unique needs. Children with special needs- whether it be emotional or physical- are actually a fairly common occurrence. In fact, over 14 percent of children in the United States have special needs, which means many parents may struggle with the challenge of raising them to become kind and productive members of society.
Since most pet owners view their furry companions as family members, it only makes sense to bring them on vacation. A survey conducted by PetRelocation found that more than half of all pet owners were planning to take their pet on a summer vacation. While most pets love car rides, traveling poses several unique challenges that owners must address.