Entries tagged with “Pets”

For the Love of Dog

Several new studies validate the notion that living in hermetically sealed, antiseptic environments makes us more susceptible to allergies while living in environments closer to na…

For the Love of Guinea Pigs

Discover 4 ways to celebrate the first-ever Guinea Pig Awareness Week. Start by learning what every human needs to know about interacting with these four-pawed friends.

Holistic Pet Care

Phil Klein, owner of Whiskers Holistic Petcare in New York, shares his holistic pet care tips.

How Pets Alleviate Touch Deprivation

Time to adopt a furry friend? Your four-legged friend’s company helps relieve touch deprivation and feelings of isolation.

How to Communicate With Pets on an Energetic Level

“Our pet companions negotiate everything about our vital relationship with them through energetics. But how can we receive and interpret our pet companion’s various messages?”

Is It Okay to Grieve for a Pet?

A comforting prayer to use when releasing a pet from this life.

Is It Time for a Robopet?

Robo-dog? Sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie. Technology has come a long way since the 1997 release of the Tamagotchi. Still, today robopets continue to bring comfort and cure loneliness.

Is Your Feline Sending Divine Signs?

“Are cats on their own spiritual paths to enlightenment?” Here are four divine signs your feline is sending you.

Laced With Grace

“I realized that avoiding death, so common in American culture, would not stop it. Instead, taking the time to thoughtfully and actively participate in her transition helped me join her in that state of grace she taught me so much about.”

Lama Surya Das on Dogs as Teachers

Rami asks Lama Surya Das, "Does a dog have Buddha nature?"

Learning Spirituality From Animals

Animals of all kinds, especially the ones sharing our home, can be our spiritual guides and healers if we pay attention.

Mindful Decisions for Critically Ill Pets

How do we choose on behalf of another being and make sound decisions when we’re emotionally bereft?

Pet Dogs Lessen Risk of Schizophrenia

Early exposure to dogs is linked to a decreased risk in schizophrenia.

Pets and Coronavirus: What We Need to Know

The news that a tiger in the Bronx Zoo tested positive for COVID-19 is raising questions about interspecies transmission and how to keep our pets healthy.

Pets as Gateway Love

Something really wild has been happening to me lately. I find myself falling in love with every animal I see. Seriously, I am talking about all creatures great and small. But reall…

Pets, Their People, and Coping With the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, an unlikely hero has emerged: pets. “In addition to helping us navigate an increasingly frightening and lonely world, our pets can also help us manage the interpersonal relationships inside our own walls.”

Puppy Guru: Why My Dog is My Best Yoga Teacher

A couple of weeks ago, I adopted a dog from the animal shelter. His name is Finnegan, and he is the best ever: he is snoring belly-up beside me as I write this.I wanted a dog partl…

Puppy Love: It’s official! Having a pet is good for your heart

While all animal lovers know instinctively that living with a pet can lift their spirits, a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association confirms it is literally go…

Reiki for Stressed-Out Cats

Got a stressed-out cat? Here is everything you need to know about reiki for cats—from what it is and how it can help your cat to remote reiki, plus four tips to soothe your stressed feline friend.

Rocking Rocky: Finding a Peak Experience

“I got my first dog at 76. Childless, this experience had eluded me, and seven-week-old Rocky change my life.”