- Most animals seem to bear illness and injury better that humans do.
- Dogs can smell things in parts per trillion. An example of that would be smelling one drop of blood diluted into 20 Olympic-size swimming pools!
Britain’s Environment Department has mandated that all dogs be microchipped by 2016 or their people will face fines. It is hoped that universal microchipping will help reunite many more of the roughly 110,000 dogs lost per year with their families and ensure that people are held accountable for their dogs’ behavior.
Want to improve your own wellness? Take some cues from your cat or dog.
Here are a few to put on your radar:
- Take a daily walk
- Play more
- Give unconditional love and support
- Make sleep a priority
- Stretch often
- Shade yourself from the sun
The statistics are shocking. An estimated 9,000 animals are killed in shelters every day. Broken down further, that’s more than six pets dying each minute.
We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about vaccines. So, when it comes to vaccinating our pets, should we? Some veterinarians argue that vaccines can lead to immune-mediated conditions, cancers and organ-related illnesses. The flip side of the argument is that vaccines have greatly decreased the amount of infectious viral diseases we see. Vaccines are an important consideration for our pets’ general health care. Whether a particular vaccine is right for your pet is a discussion you should have with your veterinarian.
DooRight is proud to announce that we have become a Supporter of Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets. Last year the New York Yankees went to bat for Best Friends by selling A Dog’s Life dog treats at Yankee Stadium and at their two retail venues in New York City, with net proceeds from sales going to Best Friends. Best Friends Animal Society is very involved in the fight against puppy mills. Best Friends’ legislative alerts gave the public tools to contact lawmakers about animal issues which helped make changes to the Animal Welfare Act. The great news is that adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue group is a sure-fire way to avoid unknowingly buying a pet from a mill. The best part about that? It saves a life! DooRight could not have selected a better animal rights organization to partner with.