Love Your Pet DayHealthy@Home
February 20, 2021
“All I do is eat and sleep. Eat and sleep. Eat and sleep. There must be more to a cat’s life than that. But I hope not.”
PETE THE CAT: I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES
Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Can you guess what happens along the way?
A GUIDE TO WORKING OUT WITH YOUR DOGExercising is important to many people, and also their pets, but staying active in the COVID-era has become an even bigger priority for many dog parents.
JUST KEEP SWIMMINGWatching fish and marine creatures going about their daily lives, swimming and meandering over their aquarium’s terrain, is oddly soothing and hypnotic. This activity provides benefits to mental health and physical well-being, including:
- Reduced levels of stress
- Improvements in sleep quality
- Lowered blood pressure and heart rate
- Decreased pain and anxiety
- Improved focus and creativity
- Calming effects for children and Alzheimer’s patients
VeterinaryFeeling extra motivated? Use your Valentine’s name as an inspiration for a second Exercise ABCs workout!
HOW ANIMALS HAVE MADE LIFE IN QUARANTINE MORE BEARABLE
“I always had horses, and eventually my kids rode with me. Then my grandkids. Handsome worked as a pack-string mule at a dude ranch. They retired him, and I took him. I work at a retirement village. When I’m worn out at the end of the day, I see Handsome. When I drive in, he goes, “Hee-haw.” Big ol’ wild bray. It makes me feel welcomed.
I admire his honesty; he’s upfront with what he’s feeling.”
—Andie Day, 67, with Handsome, early 20s (Boise, Idaho)