When the weather warms in summer, it seems everyone has a reason to smile. Whether you prefer to cool off in the pool or with a cool drink in the shade, we all have ways to beat the heat. But what about your dog? Pets suffer from heat just like people.
If you’ve ever taken in a kitten or adopted a puppy, you know there is no such thing as a “free” pet. No matter how you acquire your new best friend, pet ownership comes with significant start-up costs and ongoing maintenance expenses.
There are plenty of things people say about dogs: that they’re man’s best friend, that they love you unconditionally and that behind those cold noses, there are warm hearts. But while these might be old cliches, they’re also absolutely true.
Many senior citizens and baby boomers will agree that “happiness is pets!” There’s a good reason why: aging pet owners experience physical and emotional health benefits from having a pet that they may not even be aware they are experiencing.
Pets are there for you when you need them. They love you unconditionally. They keep your secrets, and comfort you when you're feeling down. But the companionship and comfort a pet gives can also outweigh the benefits of medicines.