Tag: "dogs" Articles

Therapy Pet Pals of Texas Brings Pups to Institutionalized People
September 1, 2022
As a loving Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Daisy and a friendly, caring Goldendoodle named Lucy entered each room at the Longleaf Bee Cave assisted living facility, their warm demeanor and sweet disposition immediately lifted...
Pet of the Month: How Are Donations Being Used at APA?
July 1, 2022
What goes on behind the scenes at a nonprofit shelter? How are donations being used to rescue pets? In late June, Austin Pets Alive! invited the public to find out what goes on over...
Why Breed When You Can Adopt?
March 18, 2022
I know we’ve all heard the saying, “Adopt don’t shop,” but why don’t we dive into some benefits as to why it’s so much more beneficial to rescue a dog instead of breeding or...
Why Having Dogs Adds to Your Family Dynamic
March 7, 2022
Dogs are “man’s best friend,” right? Try mom’s best friend. When you’re sad, they’re there to hug you. When you’re celebrating, they jump with you. Dogs are undoubtedly any family’s glue. No matter how...
The Importance of Understanding Pack Mentality
March 3, 2022
Most pet owners are keenly aware of how love is an action. Giving to our beloved hounds fosters feelings of fondness. Affection grows day by day through each expression of care. Dogs express their...
How to Keep Your Dog Fit By Season
March 1, 2022
While Central Texas is blessed with having little inclement weather, each season still poses challenges to keeping your dog healthy and active. A tired dog is a happy dog and making sure your furry...
Meet the Creator Behind ZilkerBark
March 1, 2022
The photography project that now brings so many smiles to people’s faces started with just a man, a dog and a camera. In the spring of 2015, Alex Hopes created ZilkerBark, a photography project...
What to Do If Your Pup is Anxious
March 1, 2022
Most dog owners are completely aware of the joys and benefits that come along with sharing their life with pups. Dogs provide us with affection, ease our loneliness and improve our physical and mental...
How to Meet Your Dog’s Nutritional Needs
March 1, 2022
Unfortunately, dogs can’t talk to humans. They can’t say when they need more or less of something, so it’s up to their owners to recognize when a dog doesn’t have all their nutritional needs...
A Guide to Local Animal Advocacy
March 1, 2022
Helping the world one pup at a time through love, advocacy or shelter adoption is a great way to give a furry friend a home. Before adopting a pet, you need to be prepared...
7 Tips for Living With a Dog If You’re Allergic
March 1, 2022
Do you have a canine companion you wish to hug, pet and kiss, but sometimes allergies prevent you from fulfilling that need? Try these tricks to soothe your allergies while living with a dog...
A Local Vet’s Guide to Brand Food
March 1, 2022
Loving your dog well can look like many different things — cuddles, long walks and trips to the park. However, veterinarian Jessica Morrissey at Austin Urban Vet Center says one of the most important...
5 Physical Therapy Exercises For Your Dog
March 1, 2022
Physical therapy for your beloved canine doesn’t only have to occur when he/she has arthritis, disc disease, or a neurological or spinal disorder. It can be done as part of a maintenance plan to...
How to Know Your Dog Has ADHD or OCD
March 1, 2022
Puppies and dogs all have different personalities, and some are naturally more hyper and quirky than others. It’s fairly normal for dogs to run around and play all day, but there are some behaviors...
How This Pet Service Helps You Say, “I Do”
March 1, 2022
 Springtime in the Hill country brings many beautiful things, including the wedding season. If you and your sweetheart are almost ready to say those “I do’s,” but you cannot bear the thought of doing...
10 Mental Health Benefits of Raising a Service Dog for Others
March 1, 2022
People have numerous resources to cope with mental health conditions, including using a service dog. Training these dogs is an immense responsibility that also enhances the trainer’s well-being.  Here are things to think about...
Best Workouts to Do With Your Dogs
March 1, 2022
Why exercise alone when you can work out with your furry best friend? It’s the perfect opportunity to get your workout in while spending time with your pup! Working out with your pet is...
Pet of the Month: Vin Diesel
March 1, 2022
Like his namesake, this adoptable pup may look tough, but he is a real softie at heart. Vin Diesel loves to play tug-of-war, with toys and even with brain games! He also knows how...
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