Archive for June, 2021

Sneaky ways to keep your pet well-hydrated

A wise person once said, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink.” If you’ve tried to make sure a cat or dog is drinking enough water, you know the same wisdom applies: you can provide your pet with water, but you can’t make them drink it. Sometimes, no matter how much you encourage your pet, they just don’t want to drink, which can lead to dehydration.    Why is hydration important? Being proactive with your pet’s hydration is important because animals can’t cool themselves as easily as humans can. Their internal temperatures stay hotter, and they use up their hydration more quickly. The primary way that dogs cool themselves is through panting, which evaporates air from their mouths and lungs and replaces it with cooler outside air. The more a pet pants, the more water they lose. Pets also lose hydration quickly through daily activities, like urination and salivation. Keeping your pet hydrated, especially before strenuous activities, is important because it prevents severe dehydration which can lead to irreversible kidney and joint damage, unconsciousness... Read More

How owning a pet can improve your mental health

Nothing is more central or important to the human experience than our mental health. While it’s beneficial to implement daily... Read More

Foster families save lives

At any given time, there are more than 100 animals living at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.... Read More

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