Thanksgiving Foods You Shouldn’t Give Your Pets

One of the many benefits of having pets is automatic clean-up whenever food hits the floor. If you think that benefit is exponentially greater with more food around for Thanksgiving, or you want to treat your fur baby to some of your hearty meal, it's best to think twice.

Erin Sawyer, chief medical officer and co-founder of GoodPup, a dog training app, told The New York Post how some of the foods we love--and they love--could be downright dangerous to them.

Read the entire article here and see the video below.

https://nypost.com/2020/11/20/turkey-dinner-staples-that-can-be-deadly-for-cats-and-dogs/

Hear the First Christmas Song for Dogs

Now your doggo can get in the holiday spirit, too. A pet food company in England went to great lengths creating "Raise the Woof," what they call the first Christmas song for dogs.

They claim to have used scientific research and dog focus groups in the process, settling on "a reggae beat and the sounds of bells, squeaky toys, and owners' instructions to illicit a response from dogs." They even recorded it at Abbey Road Studios.

You and your pooch can judge for yourselves through the link below. Hey, at least it's not Baby Shark!

Happy National Dog Day!

They're like family, friends, protectors and therapists with waggy tails; and it's time to celebrate them.

If your social media feed is looking more dog-filled than normal, it's not an accident. Wednesday is National Dog Day, and as 715Newsroom.com explains, it's a holiday first observed in 2004 to bring awareness to adoptable doggos of all ages and breeds in need of forever homes.

Pets Most Likely Safe from Coronavirus

When a tiger at the Bronx Zoo recently tested positive for COVID-19, it was only natural to wonder whether domestic animals could transmit or become infected with the virus.

Although it isn't impossible, it's overwhelmingly unlikely. As Karen Terio, chief of the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine explains to Time, “A tiger is not a domestic cat, they are a completely different species. To date we have no evidence of the virus being transmitted from a pet to their owners. It’s much, much more likely that an owner could potentially transmit it to their pet.”

The article goes on to explain the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is aware of only two dogs and two cats testing positive--globally. It comes as reassuring news for pet parents during this pandemic.

Dogs Don’t Recognize Us Like We Think They Do

As pet parents, we like to think our doggos have our faces memorized. Since we're accustomed to recognizing faces by predominant features (eyes, mouths, noses); we assume they do too. New research suggests that's not necessarily so, as reported on The Today Show (follow link below).