Study shows importance of child-pet relationships

Featured on family holiday cards and pampered with special treats and their very own day-spas, it’s no question that our pets are much more than just pets, but are rather actual members of our families. The importance of this kind of relationship is examined in a new study showing kids in turmoil rely on their […]

Have an appetite for pet apps?

I have a little bit of an addiction to my phone. It is constantly in my pocket or within a foot of me, tantalizing me with the numerous games and apps I have on it—not to mention hundreds of pictures of my dog. Much of my life is in that phone: a calorie tracker, […]

How pets can make you healthier

When I was younger, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Many of my toys were of the animal variety, and I’ve always cooed over every dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig or any other animal I’ve ever seen. Animals are fantastic, and I love having them around me to pick up my spirits and to make […]

Pets on planes: Airlines to make problems plain

When travelling, sometimes it’s not only the germs hiding practically everywhere you need to worry about. Sometimes, you need to keep your pets in mind, too.

Up until recently, taking pets on an airplane was a fairly standard process, one that gave little insight as to what happened to pets before, during and after being […]

What you need to know this week

After a long holiday weekend in the United States celebrating the Fourth of July, we’ve come back on a Monday and there is plenty to talk about in the food and animal safety industries. Don’t have time to scour the internet for the best news stories? Don’t worry: we have you covered.

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Most popular pet names

[ SPANISH ] If you’re anything like my family, choosing a pet name is an event. We all pick names that we like and present it to the group and take it to a vote. When we got our cat, we were torn between Yoshi (of the Super Mario Bros games) and Kirby (of Kirby’s […]

Pets in gardens: just say no

[ SPANISH ] There is a lot to learn about how to keep your pet happy and healthy during the spring months. Not only is there a rise in seasonal allergies from pollens, insects and more for your animals, even if they are indoor pets, but there are also many potential hazards to be aware […]