How Dogs Make You & Your Family Healthier #infographic

We all know that dogs are our best friends. They are loyal, loving and so grateful for the time we spend with them. They make our lives better; but did you know that they can also make you and your family healthier?

Starting from the physical benefits, dogs will make you walk the recommended 30 minutes a day. In addition, babies that grow up near these animals develop a stronger immune system. But it’s not just that, your pet will also help you reduce stress, and they are perfect to help you strengthen your family bonds. Moreover, they will protect you in any situation.

This infographic by Dog Food Smart will explain these and many more ways in which your dog helps with your family’s health. It doesn’t matter if you have a Retriever, a French Bulldog, a Poodle or a mixed-breed dog, they will all bring positive emotions to your life.

How Dogs Make You and Your Family Healthier

An infographic by Dog Food Smart.

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.

Keep Your Dog Safe from Paralysis Ticks #Infographic #Dogs #Ticks

Forget about snakes, spiders and crocs – the tiny Paralysis Tick may be the deadliest animal that most Australian dogs ever cross paths with. About the size of a match-head, the Paralysis Tick carries a deadly poison. Researchers at the University of Sydney, estimate that 10,000 dogs are bitten by Paralysis Ticks each year, and approximately 500 dogs die annually from Paralysis Tick poisoning! The good news is that Paralysis Ticks are highly preventable. Stay current on your dog’s flea prevention regimen, be aware of areas where Paralysis Ticks are likely to live, and thoroughly check your dog for ticks any time they have been exposed. We’ve put together a handy infographic that details other steps you can take to keep your dog safe from Paralysis Ticks and what to do if they become infected.

An infographic by Top 10 Pet Insurance.