If you’re on YouTube looking at cat videos chances are good that you are a crazy cat parent. Oh, what are we saying? It’s common knowledge that the Internet exists primarily for cat videos. But just in case you’re not quite sure, here’s a little test. If any five of these describe you, we are positive that you are cray cray for kitty cats. But that’s ok with us, we’re crazy too.Read more
Well, you did click on this article, so right off we can say almost without a doubt that the answer to the question is yes. But if you’re still unsure, here’s a test to tell whether you’re a crazy dog parent. If any 5 of these describe yourself, then the answer is definitely yes. But that’s ok because your dog is awesome and deserves all the love and affection and spoiling that you give him. And we love you because that means you’re going to stick around to watch more videos. No judgment here.Read more
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 10 American adults has diabetes. The CDC estimates that If trends continue, that figure is expected to double or triple by 2050.
Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a myriad of serious complications. It can cause damage to small and large blood vessels and organs. This can often lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, and eye disease, among other often serious complications.
Our best friend, the dog, has always maintained a special intuition into the needs of his people with some recent studies suggesting that the dog played a key role in modern humans becoming the sole human species beating out other hominids, such as the Neanderthals. This virtuous circle of cooperation saw humans and their canine friends get stronger, together, over time. A topic we look forward to covering in a future video.
The days of requiring our friend to help us hunt are long gone, but he still retains his close bond with us. A bond, that when properly harnessed, can help us battle a crippling disease. Let’s find out how these Diabetic Service Dogs, often called Diabetic Alert Dogs, are assisting as we fight a growing foe.Read more
An estimated 3.6 million people over the age of 15 in the US use a wheelchair to assist with mobility and an additional 11.6 million use a device such as walkers, crutches, and canes to get around, according to DisabledWorld.com.
Our friend, the dog, has always been with us to help tend to our needs and he has certainly been of great assistance in his role as a Service Dog. In this role, the Mobility Assistance Dog increases the independence of a person who uses a wheelchair, has trouble standing, or walking. Let’s check out what he’s doing and which breeds are excelling at it.Read more
While many of us equate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with military service, according to the US National Institute of Health, at any given time 24.4 million people or approximately 8% of the US population have PTSD. To put that into perspective, that’s equal to the entire population of Texas. And, it can develop at any age, including childhood. Our canine companions are not new to helping us with our needs and have once again stepped up, helping us to cope with the feelings of fear and lack of control brought on by PTSD.Read more
According to the World Health Organization, there are an estimated 39 million people that are blind worldwide. Of that, an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of 15 are irreversibly blind. Throughout human history, when man had a need, there’s been a dog there to offer a solution. In many cases, guide dogs offer a life changing experience for the sightless among us.Read more
A 2013 study suggests that 1 in 45 children aged 3-17 have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and in 2014 the US Center for Disease Control estimated that 3.5 million Americans live with an ASD. Most likely due to better diagnosis techniques, the prevalence of ASD in US children increased nearly 120 percent over the 10-year span from 2000 to 2010. And, as always, man has turned to his best friend for assistance and the dog has unique qualities that make him great for new his role.Read more
There’s no denying that the Koala is one of the cutest animals on the face of the planet. And, although most people know that koalas live in Australia and eat eucalyptus leaves, there is so much more to know. Here’s the lowdown on the marsupials from Down Under.Read more
We see him in action packed movies, and television dramas, guarding his companion and sniffing out buildings for substances. The Police dog is everywhere, whether we see him or not. Also referred to as a K-9 dog, the police dog helps police officers and law enforcement, sniffing out drugs or bombs, leading officers to missing people, and simply guarding his masters. While any dog could be trained to be a police service dog, there are common breeds that are more popular. While this is not an all-inclusive list, these breeds have special character traits that specifically qualify them for police work, each breed having his own unique abilities. Today, we present the Top 10 Best Police Dog Breeds.Read more
The “designer dog” as he is often labeled is the intentional cross between two purebred dogs. The Encyclopædia Britannica traces the term to the late 20th century, when breeders began to cross poodles with other breeds in order to obtain a dog with the poodles’ hypoallergenic coat, along with various desirable characteristics from other breeds.Read more