Wild and Whimsical: Play in the Animal Kingdom #Infographic #Animals

Just like human children (and human adults), many different animal species naturally engage in playful activities. These may include rough-housing, climbing, catching, rolling, sliding, blowing bubble rings, chasing, boxing, frolicking, pouncing, surfing, and so much more!

Why do animals play, especially those in the wild? The prevailing theory is that this activity serves as natural preparation – as young animals playfully interact with each other and their surroundings, they cultivate skills and attributes that are necessary for survival. They learn to hunt, fight, build strength, and react quickly.

However, many scientists have observed that play in the animal kingdom goes beyond just survival prep. They have noticed that some animals play simply for the fun of it, especially during times of peace and abundance. This holds true for human children as well; play acts as a dynamic, organic medley of life skill development, stress relief, and joy.

This infographic explores the play habits of twelve animals using adorable illustrations.

An infographic by AAA State of Play.

Dogs can do Household chores for you #Infographic #Dogs

The dog is the most intelligent creature after humans. They can do lots of work for a person, but we don’t know about their potential or how to use them appropriately for our work.

Lots of professional dog trainers have said that almost every dog could do household chores for you if you train them properly. Also, a recent article was published on Dailymail.co.uk about dogs doing household chores for a human.

This amazing thing is happening in real world. In fact, this is no more fantastic news for a pet lover, because most of them know that lots of these animals are playing a vital role for blind and physically impaired people by doing their household works.

In this infographic, we tried to show seven types of household chores done by a pet dog interactively. Just keep in mind, you need to train them first to make them capable of doing such useful work.

An infographic by President Pet.

Heroes Wear Fur: A Different Kind of Dog Vet #Infographic #Dogs

This infographic by Orvis, a family-owned company that is devoted to providing educational resources to dog lovers everywhere, features many interesting facts and figures on Military Working Dogs. These four-legged heroes perform a number of special tasks on behalf of every branch of our military and continue to gain respect and admiration for their outstanding service.

From the different jobs they take on to the details of their extraordinary lives, there is a lot to be learned about these under-acknowledged heroes. Even the history of military working dogs is a surprising and interesting point to consider… Did you know dogs have worked for the military as far back as ancient Rome? There are also some remarkable figures behind the investment and life-long value of these incredible animals. Read here to learn more about military working dogs and the roles they play in modern day services.

An infographic by Orvis.

Dogs, Chocolate & Candy: Sweet Safety #Infographic #Dogs

Any holiday can be a lot of fun, but it is always important to consider safety from every angle – and for every member of your family, including the furry ones! Halloween, in particular, is a time of year that calls for lots and lots of sugary treats, which unfortunately can be very dangerous for your pets. As you prepare for the holiday and enjoy the spoils of this trick-or-treat season, be sure to take the proper precautions to prevent any health or life-threatening emergencies. This educational infographic outlines some of the most dangerous items for your pet to ingest, annual statistics, and a number of tips on what to do if your dog does consume candy or treats. For any time of year, not just Halloween, it is always a good idea to keep a copy of your veterinarian’s and local emergency clinic’s phone numbers and hours in an easy-to-access location in your home.

An infographic by Orvis.

Is That a Real Service Dog? #Infographic #Dogs

Have you noticed more and more dogs showing up in public places that you’ve never seen them before? These are probably service dogs, emotional support dogs or therapy dogs – specially trained animals that perform a variety of life changing and lifesaving skills for their human counterparts. There seems to be growing confusion over the presence and legitimacy of service animals in any variety of public spaces, not to mention hard questions about where they are and are not legally allowed. This infographic by Orvis is a great way to clarify some of the most common questions about them and is also an excellent way to get people acclimated to seeing dogs in new environments. It specifically compares Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs and Therapy Dogs, what they do and how they contribute to their owners and handlers. True service dogs and their humans will greatly benefit from the support provided by greater awareness of their presence and legitimacy.

An infographic by Orvis.