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Cat People Are More Intelligent Than Dog People, Study Finds

By |2018-10-17T06:39:45+03:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

A study in San Francisco has shown that cat people and dog people have distinctly different personalities. The study found that dog lovers tend to be more lively and outgoing, with more energy and have a tendency to follow the rules very closely. While cat lovers were more introverted, open-minded and were generally more sensitive than dog lovers. The study also showed that cat lovers are more likely to be non-conformists. But the finding that may really set the two sides apart is the discovery that cat

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Rescued Stray Kitten Growing up with 5 Ferrets Thinks She’s a Ferret Too

By |2017-11-29T00:27:12+03:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Inspirational|Tags: |

'If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.' — James Herriot Animals are amazing creatures that, unlike humans, are not familiar with such things as hatred, prejudice and social stereotypes. Even despite the natural order of things, some seemingly incompatible animal species can perfectly get along if they grow together from an early age. I’m sure you have heard about cats and dogs growing up together as the best

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How to Understand Your Cat’s Language

By |2018-08-03T00:51:47+03:00September 11th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |

Why does a cat meow? To communicate with other cats? No, it is her way of interacting with humans. Then how cats interact with each other? Cat's language is composed of vocalizations, body postures, and sent signals. Basically, there are four kinds of meows a cat produces. Murmur patterns which include purrs and trills Vowel patterns include all variations of meows Articulated patterns which include chirps and chattering. Cats generally produce chirps and chattering when they are frustrated. Strained intensity patterns include hisses and growls which are

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Blackfish: The Startling Documentary That Exposes the Truth About Captive Animals

By |2018-10-17T06:40:24+03:00August 26th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Environment & Planet|Tags: , , |

Animals should be protected while living in freedom as well. How do we go about this? It’s harder than it seems. If you want to take a closer look at this conundrum, examine the latest controversial film and movement. The movie Blackfish exposes the truth of Sea World. Let’s face facts, it exposes a great deal of what society is doing with animals- a captive 32-year old Orca named Tilikum, to be exact. Tilikum was taken from his family and home around the age of

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The Healing Power of Animals

By |2019-04-07T15:36:40+03:00April 9th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

Anyone with a pet would agree that animals have healing powers. They fill your home with love, they bring families together and studies have also shown that they can improve your health. As Florence Nightingale stated back in the 1860’s- “a small pet is often an excellent companion for the sick, for long chronic diseases especially.” Today, we still know this to be true and science is still testing out the different healing benefits that having an animal can provide. One study published in the

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7 Reasons That Adopting a Pet Is One of the Best Decisions You Will Ever Make‏

By |2019-04-02T23:43:59+03:00November 13th, 2014|Categories: Animals, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For many of us, it has been a part of daily life. For others, it was an unrequited dream, hindered by parental, spatial, or other restrictions. And for lots of others, it has just never occurred as a concept. And yet, having a four-legged companion (or a winged one, or one who lives in the water) can actually be very beneficial to anyone, provided, of course, that they like animals, and do not suffer from allergies. The benefits of adopting a pet, both physiological and

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The Touching Story of Loukanikos and Other Greek Riot Dogs

By |2018-10-17T06:49:38+03:00October 31st, 2014|Categories: Animals, Inspirational, Social life|Tags: , , , , |

It was a quiet day on May 2014, when the Greek riot dog that had been on Time's "Personalities of the year" list in 2011, was sleeping peacefully as his heart stopped beating on the couch of his human caretaker. The dog's name was Loukanikos, the Greek word for "Sausage." He was 10 years old, and he will be remembered. Loukanikos will be remembered through the dozens of articles, like the one you are reading, that were written in his memory and honor. He will

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Can Pets Really Enhance Mental Health and Wellbeing?

By |2019-03-19T00:28:08+03:00September 18th, 2014|Categories: Animals, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

 It’s thought that about 450 million people worldwide have a mental health problem and, closer to home, one in four British adults will experience some sort of mental disorder each year – with depression and anxiety the most widespread. Along with more traditional treatments such as talking therapies and medication, Caroline Griffith, animal well-being expert and Communications Manager at natural and raw pet food manufacturer Natures Menu, says that animals are increasingly being used within hospitals and rehabilitation centers to help with mental health and wellbeing. What is Animal Assisted

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