Owning a dog could reduce your mortality risk and boost heart health

The results showed that single dog owners had a 33 per cent reduction in risk of death and 11 per cent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease during later follow-ups compared to single non-owners

Owning a dog could reduce your mortality risk and boost heart healthA team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health. Their study shows that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or to other causes during the 12-year follow-up. A total […]

Mumbaikars, keep a tab on your pet’s weight

Obesity can affect not only humans but our pets too. We, as people try and keep a check on our weight, so why can't we do the same for pets? It is important to maintain the weight of the pets as they may also face the health problems similar to us. Veterinarians advise that wrong dietary habits and lack of exercise can lead to obesity in pets and can prove harmful to them in the long-run

Mumbaikars, keep a tab on your pet’s weightA daily workout or an exercise may help you keep fit and healthy! But, imagine if you don’t shed that extra ounce on your belly, then what will happen? You will go on to put on some weight and then it may result in you becoming obese or fat. But have you ever taken a […]

Caring for a sick pet can mentally drain you, says study

In the study, a series of surveys and mental health tests were administered to assess each owner's overall state of mind. In the end, the team determined that symptoms of depression, anxiety and/or stress were notably higher among those caring for sick or dying pets

Caring for a sick pet can mentally drain you, says studyAs much joy as a pet can bring to the life of its human, when a beloved dog or cat falls ill, the emotional toll can be high. In fact, caring for an ailing animal often ends up placing a significant ‘caregiver burden’ on its owner, new research finds. “Think of the phrase, ‘Giving until […]

We all love our pets, but how close is too close and what are the risks of getting infected from them?

There are some other bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites you can get from your pets, but you get the point by now. Zoonotic diseases are real, and some of them are scary

We all love our pets, but how close is too close and what are the risks of getting infected from them?Pet owners usually fall into one of two camps when it comes to being affectionate with their animals. Either they give them lots of hugs and kisses without a care in the world, or they’re cautious and keep animals’ mouths far away from their faces. If you fall into the former camp, are you putting […]

Did you know? Your cute pet may give you a disease

Pets do bring many laughs and memories, but they can also bring unwelcome sickness

Did you know? Your cute pet may give you a diseaseWhether you’re the proud owner of a cuddly kitten, a loyal, fun-loving dog, or a cute hamster, chances are that you get many things from your pet — unconditional love, good company, and reduced stress,. And Unfortunately, scores of infectious organisms — from bacteria to fungi to viruses — can also be transmitted from your pet to […]