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Jenny Smiechowski

That laser pointer the cat loves to play with can permanently damage your eyes

I’ve never met a cat who doesn’t love playing with laser pointers. And the good news is, these popular pet toys give your cat plenty of exercise. But there’s also something you should be concerned about if you have one of these lying around the house… they could permanently blast away cells in your eyes in just a few seconds…

Jenny Smiechowski

The super fun (and fluffy) secret to being less lonely in 3 months

You have tons of friends on Facebook. You get lots of emails every day. You’re active in online forums and support groups. But somehow, you’re still lonely. What gives? No matter what’s holding you back from tackling your loneliness head on, don’t worry. I know a simple way you can feel far less lonely…

Joyce Hollman

13 ways to make the holidays safe for your pet

The results are in: Having a pet is not only fun and rewarding, it’s good for your health. For all they do, it’s only fair that we protect our pets and keep them safe, too. This can be especially challenging during the holiday season. Here are more than a dozen tips for making the season safe for your furry friends.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The pet food trend helping to spread antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The widespread and too often inappropriate use of antibiotics has led to an average of two million antibiotic-resistant infections in the U.S. each year — a number that’s predicted to continue to rise. And, according to a new study, some of the dangers could be lurking in your pet food dish. Here’s why…

Jenny Smiechowski

The best pet for balanced blood sugar

I love animals — dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, and even reptiles. (I wouldn’t want to cuddle with a snake, but I think they’re fun to watch from a safe distance.) If you’re an animal lover like me, I’m guessing you have a few furry, feathered or scaled family members in your household. And if you do, I have good news…

Holly Klamer

8 reasons every senior should have a pet

Pets provide a form of unconditional love and support that can be incredibly beneficial to seniors, particularly seniors who aren’t able to socialize as much as they’d like. That’s because the bond between a human and pet can be incredibly healthy…

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Joyce Hollman

7 ways dog owners are healthier and live longer

Most people fall into two major camps when it comes to pet ownership: cat people or dog people. But dogs inspire a dynamic that carries with it very real perks for both physical and mental health. Here are 7 proven ways that having a dog can make life better…

Jenny Smiechowski

The secret to unleashing a longer life and healthier heart

Studies show that married people live longer, have fewer strokes and heart attacks, and are more likely to survive cancer or major operations. But if you prefer the single life, don’t sign up for a dating website just yet. There is something you can do to boost your odds…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Purrfect remedy builds better bones

Want to stay healthy longer, be less stressed, and even get stronger bones? Then, it’s time to get a cat. The sound of a cat purring can do everything from preventing heart attacks to healing injuries. Who knew our furry friends were so powerful?

Jenny Smiechowski

Can the canine cure work for you?

Walking is one of the simplest and most beneficial daily habits you can adopt. You don’t need any fancy equipment to do it. Its low impact, self-paced, easy on your joints — and it’s proven to make you healthier. But sometimes you just don’t feel motivated to put your walking shoes on, unless…

Carl Lowe

The real health benefit of watching cat videos

A hectic day can put your emotions and mental stability through the wringer. But research at Indiana University shows that you can quickly recharge your personal energy and warm your outlook with something that’s quick, easy … and feline.

Margaret Cantwell

The trick my personal trainers use to keep me in shape

For years, I’ve worked out with a trio of personal trainers who help me stick to a consistent exercise program. And I recommend their motivational technique for anyone who wants to enjoy better health.

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