Smartphone connected device may detect pet pain and stress

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New IoT technology may monitor your dog or cat’s pain through the detection of heart-rate variability, potentially allowing pet owners and healthcare professionals to detect and manage pet pain and stress in real-time BURLINGTON, Mass. – PetPace, the provider of a Fitbit-like smart collar for the monitoring and analysis of pet health data, wants pet owners to know more about … Read More

Giant Great Dane Is Best Friends With 5-Pound Dog

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Greta and Rio joined their family within three days of each other, and ever since then, they’ve been inseparable. "Since we got them at the same time and the same age they are essentially sisters," Haley Bond, the pair’s mom, told The Dodo. "They LOVE each other. Absolutely best friends. When one leaves the house…

Should You Boost Your Dog’s Diet With Supplements and Superfoods?

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Editor’s note: Have you seen the Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our December-January issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. You read labels, shop smart, and buy the best food you can to help your dog live…

Awesome Website Helps You Plan Pet-Friendly Trips And Vacations

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Melissa Halliburton was on her way to her friend’s wedding with her dog, Rocco. She had searched all over for a hotel near the event that allowed dogs and could only find one an hour away. Then, on her way to the wedding, her car broke down. She managed to convince the tow truck driver…

10 Ways to Memorialize Pets Who Pass On

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The grief that follows the loss of a pet can be very difficult to overcome. Memorialize a beloved companion who has passed on, or help friends and family deal with the loss of their pets, with a combination of earthly and spiritual practices. Host a Timely Memorial Service PetMD suggests owners can bring friends and…

5 Mentally Stimulating Exercises For Your Dog At Meal Time

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If your dogs are anything like mine, they demand food on a pretty regular schedule each day. But simply giving your dogs food doesn’t provide much of a mental challenge for them, and a bored dog can get destructive or lethargic. It’s important to keep the mind sharp, and the best way to do that is…

Do You Know These 19 Signs That Scream ‘Emergency Care Now!’?

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By Dr. Becker If your pet becomes ill or injured, it can be difficult to determine what can be safely taken care of at home and what requires a trip to your veterinarian. You don’t want to put your pet through the stress of visiting the vet unnecessarily (not to mention the cost), but you…

Here Are 8 Ways Pets Communicate With Us

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Just what is your dog or cat trying to tell you? Check out these eight ways pets communicate to better understand your furry companion. 1. Barking Is Its Own Language Dogs have thousands of barks, but as a general rule, the pitch gets higher as the dog gets more emotional. 2. Cats Meow to Get…

Dog-Friendly Offices Are The Way Of The Future

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Businesses small and large are literally going to the dogs as furry friends are being welcomed into the workplace more and more often. This trend started soon after what might be considered the most famous study on what impact dogs have on employees, published in a 2012 edition of the International…

2016 in Review: Our 5 Most Popular Feline Health Posts

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2016 has been a very good year for all of us here at The Conscious Cat. Our readership and fan base continued to grow, thanks to all of you who read this blog every day, comment here and on our Facebook page, and share what you read with your friends and followers. Allegra, Ruby and…