Australian study shows that children with ASD show improve social behavior when interacting with pets

A new study shows that children with autism spectrum disorder may significantly benefit from interacting with animals which can help these kids display increasingly positive social behaviors. Among children with autism, social interaction appears to be encouraged in the presence of animals according to a study conducted by PhD candidate at the University of Queensland Marguerite O’Haire. The Australian author studied 93 kids from four primary schools in Brisbane aged 5 to 13. Some of the children suffered from autism spectrum disorder while others did not.

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Human-animal interaction experts say that pets are beneficial for us

Ever since the dawn of civilization, humans have shared a special bond with animals. We worshipped the predators, domesticated the timid ones and treated pets like a member of the family. Even today, pets continue to play a huge part of our lives though the scientists and researchers working for the IAHAIO (International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations) has been working for a very long time to study the effects of human-animal interaction in a more scientific way.

 

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Funny Fur launches new products and promos for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter

Luxury pet boutique Funny Fur has been known to provide owners of stylish dogs all the convenience and ease that such high class clients deserve. Pet owners browsing through the boutique’s catalog now have the luxury to choose from a number of special Easter and St. Patrick’s Day themed products and promotions that would be offered to customers purchasing from the boutique’s online store. The dog boutique specializes in fabulous gifts and goodies for dogs, holistic and natural pet foods and treats, pet furniture, organic dog treats, handmade pet jewelry, novelty dog toys, eco-friendly spa care and grooming products, dog harnesses and collars, designer dog accessories, fashionable pet carriers, doggy couture wear and designer dog apparel.

 

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WSU students relieve midterm studies stress by petting animals

For quite some time now, animals have been used to lift the spirits of patients and residents of nursing homes and hospitals. Students at the Halifax, Nova Scotia based Dalhousie University were given a room full of puppies to play and distress with by the university who contacted the organization Therapeutic Paws Of Canada to bring the pups. Held last December, the event created quite a buzz online and many students at the university claimed that it helped them de-stress immensely before end of term.

 

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Sam, the cat with eyebrows, beats finger biting Charlie in cuteness

Well, we really don’t know what is it about kittens that makes people log on to video sharing sites and watch videos of cats doing, well, whatever is it that comes naturally to them. But we do know one thing for sure, cat videos have made many people very, very popular indeed. However, some people are so smitten by kittens that they devote entire websites to their pet cats. And that is why we have the pleasure of becoming acquainted with felines like Sam. Sam is like any other domestic cat with one spectacular exception- Sam is bestowed with unique markings on his forehead that look like eyebrows.

 

Sam, the cat with eyebrows, beats finger biting Charlie in cuteness

 

The markings make Sam look like he is very concerned about everything. Even though the cat doesn’t seem to have any other talents than having the unique markings, he already has his own Twitter account which is used by his owner to keep his fans updated with his daily activities. Sam also has an Instagram account where has more than 10,000 followers. Of course, the cat doesn’t have a whole range of activities to please his throngs of followers with though his owner ensures that there are enough shots of the cat looking cute to make up for his lack of talent in other avenues.

Sam’s owner now plans on launching a whole website in honor of his beloved pet which will feature his daily activities, a number of quizzes and trivia about the cat, photos and other downloadable and perhaps even a shopping segment where people would be able to buy clothes, sheets, mugs, tableware and even kitty items with the cat’s mug on them. Sam’s owner hasn’t yet revealed whether the cat has been approached with endorsement and advertisement deals yet or not.

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5 knitted and crocheted hats for your dog

Dogs aren’t a huge fan of hats and they tend to chew at almost everything that covers their head and neck. But some dog owners just can’t resist dressing up their pooches in fancy hats for fun or to keep their beloved pets safe from the cold air. Here are 5 cute knit and crocheted hats for your dog.

1. Monkey-style knit hat

 

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5 awesome gifts for your dog in the year 2013

Your dog may love you unconditionally but he will certainly love you more if you gave him an awesome gift to make his daily routine more comfortable and enjoyable. Here are the top 5 doggie gifts for your pooch for 2013.

1. Dog couch

 

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4 pet sitting games for kids

You may think that all video games are bad for kids and that they introduce them to way to violence that they should be seeing. However, there are a lot of flash games available online that allow kids to play interactive games that are more suitable to their sensibilities. Pet sitting games are by far the most popular online games among kids and the relatively relaxed gameplay allows kids to enjoy it without feeling stressed to finish goals and targets. Here are four enjoyable pet sitting games that kids of all ages can enjoy.

1. Cat Sitter

Cat Sitter

Cat sitter, like its name suggests, is a game that requires kids to take care of a pet cat. The naughty cat has a very bad habit of getting into trouble and kids have to ensure that the kitty stays trouble free while keeping her well fed, well groomed and well napped!

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5 scariest pets you love

Pet, the word itself expresses a feeling of affection and love. That is probably the reason why these innocent creatures make their safe and secured places in our homes. But do you know that pets can be scary too? Why not, it can be the type of pet that raises goose bumps all over your body, or its abnormal size or the anything else that is unusual. But the amusing thing is that they are adored by their masters in spite of this ‘fear factor’! Let’s take a look at such scary pets.

1. Hairy tarantula

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4 dog-friendly beaches

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If you think that going to the beach means leaving your dog alone at home, here are some beaches that will cheer you up. They are all dog-friendly and some even welcome dogs with ‘open arms’!

1. Fernandina beach

Fernandina Beach
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