Benefits Of Being A Dog Owner

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As they woof that down, take a moment to reflect on all that your dog brings to you. Perhaps it is you, dear owner, who is getting the treat — the gift of good health.

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/national-dog-day-2021-benefits-of-having-a-dog/ar-AANMmHZ?ocid=msnews

What Does A Cat’s Kneading Mean?

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Scientists who study cat behavior call this distinctive paw action “kneading” and believe it to be a sign of a relaxed cat. My own cats knead before taking a nap near me. While they are kneading, they purr — one of them gets so relaxed, he sometimes drools. Kneading usually occurs near a favorite person.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/pets/what-it-means-when-cats-knead-with-their-paws/ar-AANDKc2?ocid=msnews

Pets And Essential Oils

So, you’re weary after a rough blursday at work, and you’re thinking that some essential oil aromatherapy in your living room or a dreamy diffuser-enhanced bath might be just the ticket. Before you open that little vial, though, if you have a four-legged roommate—or any other pet—first consider whether this new presence in the air could affect their health. Here’s why: While essential oils diffused through an atomizing device or even an old-fashioned wick-and-glass-jar combo are generally safe for humans, that’s not necessarily the case for pets, whose sense of smell and respiratory systems are far more sensitive than ours are.

Bonnie Darves

What Every Single Pet Owner Needs to Know About Pets and Essential Oils (msn.com)

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Black Cat Names

Slide 1 of 5: They're simple, direct, and to-the-point...but still adorable! We hand-picked this list of color-inspired names by looking through paint color swatches. It's pretty obvious why these shades of black would make the perfect name for your cat.AshInkyNoirBulletJetRavenOliveCharcoalOnyx KettleNightfallSmoke ( or Smoky)Domino
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We hand-picked this list of color-inspired names by looking through paint color swatches. It’s pretty obvious why these shades of black would make the perfect name for your cat.

Katelyn Lunders

Black Cat Names You Need to Hear Right Meow (msn.com)

According to Science…

For instance, recent research published in the scientific journal PLOS One found that dogs with no prior rescue training at all instinctively knew to save their owners in a simulated emergency. When participating owners were “locked” in a box and instructed to yell “help!,” one-third of the dogs not only ran over to help but also figured out how to open the box and rescue their owner. “Most dogs would run into a burning building just because they can’t stand to be apart from their owners.

https://www.eatthis.com/mind-body/

Cat Parent Craft Share

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Why spend a ton of money on dog or cat toys when you can pull one together with a few dollar store finds? This idea can be crafted with a few pieces of wood, ribbon, and string.

30 genius dollar-store hacks (msn.com)