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Liz Taranda, a volunteer representing Clifton Animal Shelter in New Jersey, wins Top Cat Shelter Volunteer of the Year honor
(BPT) - Liz Taranda vividly remembers adopting her first cat.She visited four animal shelters near her hometown of Clifton, New Jersey, clutching Petfinder ads as she arrived at each shelter to meet cat after cat. Then she started to fall for Murphy, one of the cats at Clifton Animal Shelter.“ ...
A year later, Raju's independence remains strong
(BPT) - Everyone cherishes a particular independence day. Brazilians celebrate their independence from Portugal September 7 and the Japanese celebrate their independence on February 11. For the Finnish, December 6 marks the day they became independent from Russia in 1917.In the United States, Indepe ...
Expert's guide: what you need to know about dog nutrition and wellness
(BPT) - As a pet owner, you want the best for your dog. Determining what constitutes “the best,” however, can be difficult, especially when it comes to pet food.A simple search on the internet about pet food can lead pet owners to question what information is accurate - with much of it b ...
Expert tips for preventing and treating tick bites
(BPT) - If you think ticks are a concern only in the deep woods, it’s time to think again. Partially due to migrating deer populations, ticks are now abundant in suburban and city backyards – and they're spreading disease. In fact, an estimated 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme di ...
4 ways to get your children to work with you instead of against you
(BPT) - Every parent has been there - one of those days when you feel like your child’s only goal is to directly defy you. When your child won’t brush her teeth, comb her hair or put on her socks, it makes you think a larger plan could be afoot. This can’t be accidental can it?Whet ...
The cat's meow: six fabulous ways to pamper your feline
(BPT) - Celebrity cat owners such as Ellen Degeneres, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have made cat ownership trendy, and research shows that cats do more for their owners than influence celebrity style.A recent study from the makers of ARM & HAMMER Cat Litter found that 95 percent of cat owners bel ...
Summer safety: 5 tips to keep your pet happy and healthy
(BPT) - Summertime allows you to spend more time outside in the sun, enjoying breezy days and a vacation state of mind. But before you get caught up reveling in all that nice weather, it’s important to keep your furry friends in mind. For curious pets, warm temperatures and increased outdoor t ...
The best and brightest: How to attract the most colorful birds to your backyard
(BPT) - Sparrows to doves, mockingbirds to magpies, every bird that visits your backyard this season will bring its unique brand of delight. Yet when a particularly colorful species shows up, you can’t help but feel a special thrill at the beauty of their plumage and song. You can take steps t ...
5-point travel checklist for you and your pets
(BPT) - Did you know 30 million people travel with their pets each year? Whether by plane, train or automobile, if you’re planning an upcoming trip with your furry family member, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure you both stay safe and healthy while making memories that will last a ...
Will your pet be safe during an emergency?
(BPT) - Natural disasters can devastate families and communities in seconds, taking lives and destroying homes and properties. Sadly, pets are under-reported casualties of such disasters. For people who’ve lost everything else, losing or being unable to care for their furry family members can ...
The top 10 happiest moments of Raju the elephant's first year of freedom
(BPT) - What are the happiest moments in your life and do you remember them vividly? Raju the elephant remembers his. The happiest moments in his life have all come in the last year because, after 50 years in chains, he is now finally free.Taken from the wild when he was only a baby, Raju was sold t ...
Pet trends with benefits
(BPT) - What are the latest pet trends that will impact you and your furry friends tomorrow? Petrendologist Charlotte Reed discusses 12 trends that affect both you and your pet. “By researching your pet product choices, you are ensuring safer and healthier animal family members as we ...
One health, One medicine: 5 ways people and their pets can stay healthy together
(BPT) - Your household is busy, but keeping yourself, your children and your pets healthy is a top priority. Fortunately, wellness for people and pets can go hand in hand, allowing your entire family to feel their best and live life to the fullest.“People who take a proactive approach to their ...
4 paws and a wet nose can save a wounded veteran's life
(BPT) - Combat-wounded veterans often face a new kind of battle when they return home. Of the 51,000 service members that the Congressional Research Service reports have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands have come home to find that not even the love and support of family and friends is ...
The pursuit of freedom for responsible dog owners
(BPT) - Americans cherish freedom. As a society, we agree that it’s wrong to discriminate based on how someone looks, their racial heritage or their religious beliefs. What about the rights of responsible dog owners? An emerging legal trend now protects dog owners right to own, care for and lo ...
Moving with a pet? Tips to make the transition easier for four-legged family members
(BPT) - Utilities switched, moving truck reserved, new domicile secured, boxes packed – as you work through your moving checklist, are you forgetting something? Have you taken steps to make the move as easy as possible for the only family member who has no say about your relocation: the family ...
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