At this time of year one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “Does my pet need to wear a coat when she goes outside?”  Many people assume that since she has a coat of her own – the coat given to her by Mother Nature – Fluffy doesn’t need to wear a coat or sweater. This assumption is erroneous since Fluffy’s own coat has been fooled by modern technology!

At this time of year one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “Does my pet need to wear a coat when she goes outside?” Many people assume that since she has a coat of her own – the coat given to her by Mother Nature – Fluffy doesn’t need to wear a coat or sweater. This assumption is erroneous since Fluffy’s own coat has been fooled by modern technology!

The Nondemanding Relationship: Ever since man first decided to take a wild animal into his cave, he’s held a variety of expectations for his companion’s behavior. Early on, the pet was supposed to guard the territory, to hunt and assist in battle, and eventually to become a good friend. Now, however, people still want pets for many of the same reasons – for companionship, for fun, for protection – but they also want more from them.....

The Nondemanding Relationship

The Nondemanding Relationship: Ever since man first decided to take a wild animal into his cave, he’s held a variety of expectations for his companion’s behavior. Early on, the pet was supposed to guard the territory, to hunt and assist in battle, and eventually to become a good friend. Now, however, people still want pets for many of the same reasons – for companionship, for fun, for protection – but they also want more from them.....

Warren Eckstein, pet and animal expert/psychologist. Host of syndicated radio talk show "The Pet Show With Warren Eckstein". I spoke to him on his show a few years ago: very warm, kind, friendly.  I love his philosophy on pets as family members.  Go "Hugs and Kisses"!

Warren Eckstein, pet and animal expert/psychologist. Host of syndicated radio talk show "The Pet Show With Warren Eckstein". I spoke to him on his show a few years ago: very warm, kind, friendly. I love his philosophy on pets as family members. Go "Hugs and Kisses"!

Just by being with new and different people, a pet’s personality can alter radically. And, by the same token, losing a beloved companion can do the same. By careful preparation, however, you can minimize the emotional upheaval and stress that are inherent in any family change – whether it means someone new moving in, such as an infant, a child, a grandparent, a tenant, or a new pet, or someone leaving the house, such as when a teenager goes off to college or there’s a death in the family.

What to Expect From Your Pet When You’re Expecting

Just by being with new and different people, a pet’s personality can alter radically. And, by the same token, losing a beloved companion can do the same. By careful preparation, however, you can minimize the emotional upheaval and stress that are inherent in any family change – whether it means someone new moving in, such as an infant, a child, a grandparent, a tenant, or a new pet, or someone leaving the house, such as when a teenager goes off to college or there’s a death in the family.

Don’t let the name “Humane Society” fool you, the Humane Society of the United States does not own or operate a single animal shelter.

Don’t let the name “Humane Society” fool you, the Humane Society of the United States does not own or operate a single animal shelter.

INTRODUCING YOUR PET TO NATURE If you live in the country, your pet is already adjusted to the sounds of birds, the bubble of a stream, the perfume of flowers. But if your pet lives in an apartment, too much nature all at once may be confusing and even distressing.

Introducing Your Pet to Nature

INTRODUCING YOUR PET TO NATURE If you live in the country, your pet is already adjusted to the sounds of birds, the bubble of a stream, the perfume of flowers. But if your pet lives in an apartment, too much nature all at once may be confusing and even distressing.

Ever wonder why some dogs are so intelligent that they can herd sheep, rescue people from avalanches, or sniff out drugs for police, but some can’t even seem to master “sit” and “stay”? Keep reading to find out some simple ways to measure your own dog's intelligence.

Dog Intelligence

Ever wonder why some dogs are so intelligent that they can herd sheep, rescue people from avalanches, or sniff out drugs for police, but some can’t even seem to master “sit” and “stay”? Keep reading to find out some simple ways to measure your own dog's intelligence.

Most dogs are small creatures living in a world that’s so much larger than they are. Unless they’re encouraged to make eye contact, they may never know that your eyes and face are five or six feet up in the air. People who are upset, possibly scolding him, look like tall, overwhelming ogres, scaring him like nothing he’s ever seen before. No wonder your dog, is constantly jumping up on you and visitors to your home…He’s trying to make contact with a world that towers over him.

Why Eye Contact is so Important

Most dogs are small creatures living in a world that’s so much larger than they are. Unless they’re encouraged to make eye contact, they may never know that your eyes and face are five or six feet up in the air. People who are upset, possibly scolding him, look like tall, overwhelming ogres, scaring him like nothing he’s ever seen before. No wonder your dog, is constantly jumping up on you and visitors to your home…He’s trying to make contact with a world that towers over him.

The bond between pet and owner may be more similar to the relationship between child and parent than previously thought. Brain scans are helping scientists better understand the bond between people and their beloved pets. #WarrenEckstein #ThePetShow http://thepetshow.com/pets-really-like-peoples-children-brain-scans-suggest/ #brainscans #health #bondsbeweenpeopleandpets #emotions #socialinteraction

Pets Really Are Like People’s Children, Brain Scans Suggest

The bond between pet and owner may be more similar to the relationship between child and parent than previously thought. Brain scans are helping scientists better understand the bond between people and their beloved pets. #WarrenEckstein #ThePetShow http://thepetshow.com/pets-really-like-peoples-children-brain-scans-suggest/ #brainscans #health #bondsbeweenpeopleandpets #emotions #socialinteraction

If you’re independently wealthy, then by all means save yourself some trouble and go out and buy a bunch of scratching posts, poles, pads, and all the variations currently on the market. Rotate and change them frequently as I suggested you do with the toys. But if the thought of spending hundred of dollars on scratching posts, poles and the like is not appealing to you, or if you’ve decided you simply won’t get a second job to support Kitty’s habit, take advantage of the freebies at the…

Build a Perfect DIY Cat House

If you’re independently wealthy, then by all means save yourself some trouble and go out and buy a bunch of scratching posts, poles, pads, and all the variations currently on the market. Rotate and change them frequently as I suggested you do with the toys. But if the thought of spending hundred of dollars on scratching posts, poles and the like is not appealing to you, or if you’ve decided you simply won’t get a second job to support Kitty’s habit, take advantage of the freebies at the…

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