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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 ...
5 safety tips for indoor pets that venture outside
(BPT) - Different types of animals and breeds have different needs, but one thing is certain: when the conditions are right, most dogs and cats love the outdoors. Like their wild cousins, our fur-covered friends typically welcome the chance to spend more time with Mother Nature.Of course, just like ...
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 ...
Tips on how to help keep your dog healthy
(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 ...
Tips for grooming your furry friends
(BPT) - Veterinarians get asked a lot of questions by pet parents, including whether they should groom their pooch or kitty. Dr. Laura Wiles with the Bramton Vet Council encourages people to groom their pets themselves — starting when they’re puppies or kittens if possible — so the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Not all birds migrate - how to attract resident birds to your backyard during cold weather
(BPT) - While beach-goers, sunbathers and other nature lovers may need to put their hobbies on hold when fall and winter arrive, bird watchers can continue to observe their feathered favorites from the comfort of their own homes. Bird watching through fall and winter simply requires you to know whic ...
Tips to help pets age gracefully, and stay happy and healthy
(BPT) - Nearly half of all American pet parents have a furry companion who’s 7 years of age or older, according to a survey of pet owners by market research firm Packaged Facts. Just as humans are living longer, advances in pet nutrition, veterinary care and quality of life mean our dogs and c ...
Got chickens? Tips for keeping your flock healthy and laying through winter
(BPT) - When winter approaches, you probably take steps to prepare your home — insulating water pipes, sealing windows and doors, or covering and storing outdoor furniture. If you’ve also been following the backyard chicken trend — and enjoying fresh eggs all summer long — yo ...
Learn how you can help protect your cat from rabies [Infographic]
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With great puppy comes great responsibility: 7 tips to dog-proof your home
(BPT) - Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting life event, but it can also be a little scary. While your new best friend is likely to take to you right away, dogs can also get disoriented when they are in a new place. They’ll frequently want to explore, and they’ll have lots and l ...
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 ...
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 ...
The anatomy of the canine and human funny bone [Infographic]
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