Hodgepodge – Fun Pet Details

Zoo Med Laboratories of San Luis Obispo, California since 1977 tells us that this week starting April 19th is International Turtle and Tortoise Week. They should know since they raise so many in San Luis Obispo. They are noted for their 100% USA-made terrariums. They are offering free materials and Instagram videos to educators to teach kids and groups about turtles and tortoises all week. You can check out their info here: https://zoomed.com/

On another note it is time to prepare our pet friends for the upcoming summer heat according to The Bark Magazine (https://thebark.com). They have a great article in a recent issue on dogs in this regard and signs of over-heating to watch for. They note that heavy saliva, intense breathing, and bright red tongues may be signs of over-heating. Be sure to have cool water handy. You might also consider protecting their paws if out on hot tarmac areas (aside from pet shoes there is a special coating you can get to protect their paws at your retail pet store). And always have their water bowl full. Also, K&H Products (https://khpet.com) is a USA-made manufacturer that offers cooling beds for both cats and dogs.

Another interesting article in The Bark is about sleeping with our furry friends (from https://blog.casper.com/sleeping-with-your-dog) – as follows:

13 Researched-Back Reasons to Sleep with your Dog

  1. Sleeping with Dogs Reduces Depression
    Contact with dogs increases the flow of oxytocin, the love chemical.
  2. Promotes Theta Brainwaves
    The release of oxytocin from theta brainwaves, which occur during REM sleep.
  3. Sleeping with Dogs Increases Sense of Security
    Having a pet in the bed improved sleep quality for women in one study.
  4. Sleeping with Pets Eases Insomnia
    Sleeping with a dog mitigates anxiety and reduces hyperarousal.
  5. Maximizes Comfort
    Support animals diminished nightmares in PTSD patients.
  6. Decreases Loneliness
    41% of pet owners say sleeping with their pet provides companionship.
  7. Sleeping with Dogs Improves Sleep Quality
    Sleeping with your dog result in a higher sleep efficiency score.
  8. Sleeping with a Dog Reduces Stress
    74% of pet owners report improvement in their mental health from pet contact.
  9. Lowers Blood Pressure
    Human-dog interaction led to lower pressure readings when tested.
  10. Strengthen Bond with Your Dog During Nap Time
    Sleeping together helps with socialization and makes training easier.
  11. Promotes a Healthy Heart
    The American Heart Association found a link between pet interaction and decreased hypertension.
  12. Reduces Allergies Later in Life
    One study found infants who slept with their pets were less likely to develop allergies.
  13. Get Better Overall Health by Sleeping with Dogs
    Close contact with pets has an array of benefits like lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels

When Co-Sleeping with Your Pup Doesn’t Make Sense

• If they aren’t house trained
• If you have severe allergies
• If you are a light sleeper
• If you have a new dog
• If you or your dog have health issues”

One last note to add: I couldn’t pass up sharing this great bird video with you from UTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Dfk6YHxAxI

Related posts: USA-made and Sourced Pet Products / Your Pet and the Heat / Essential Accessories for Walking with your Fur Pal

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Published by Copywriter Nikki Frie

Copywriter for the Pet Industry specializing in ad copy, blog posts, case studies, emails, product descriptions,, and editing and proofreading services...all of my past experience helping to improve your bottom line.

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