Dignity Health
August 01, 2017

Kids Need a Little Dirt for their Health

Research shows that some germs found inside are actually good for your kids. YES! This is a win for parents who don’t like to spend all of their time cleaning....more»
July 01, 2017

Want healthier kids? Get a pet!

If youngsters have been eyeing fuzzy kittens or boisterous puppies at nearby shelters or pet stores, parents may want to give in to those cries for a family pet. Pets are added responsibilities, but the health benefits associated with pet ownership may be well worth the investment of time and effort. ...more»
July 01, 2017

Water Safety Tips for Dogs

Dogs have solidified their places in many families. Nowadays, more and more dogs accompany their pet parents on trips to the store, vacations and various recreational pursuits including trips to the beach or the backyard pool. ...more»
July 01, 2017

Don't Feed THAT to Your Pet

7 Human Foods to Not Feed Your Pet

Nutritious diets are essential to long-term pet health. Many well-intentioned pet owners feed their pets foods they believe are nutritious, only to learn that certain foods, even those deemed healthy for humans, can be quite dangerous to dogs and cats. Cats and dogs metabolize foods and other substances differently from humans....more»
July 01, 2017

4 Tips for Introducing a New Pet to the Family

Many people are excited by the prospect of introducing a new pet into their homes. In the midst of such excitement, it can be easy to overlook the potential feelings existing pets may have about sharing their homes with new animals. ...more»
July 01, 2017

6 ways to ensure pet birds are happy and healthy

Households across the country include companion birds. Their sweet music and vividly colored plumage make birds beloved pets. Well-socialized birds who are accustomed to human interaction can make for wonderful pets. However, unlike dogs and cats, some birds may not prefer or receive the same amount of daily attention from their owners as other pets. ...more»
July 01, 2016

Pet Therapists: Bringing Tail-Wagging Joy to Those in Need

Bernie has the best job in town! He achieves celebrity status wherever he goes and lightens the mood in every room he enters....more»
July 01, 2016

Calm Frightened Felines and Fearful Fidos on Fourth of July

Fireworks can be a wonder to behold ... for humans. Pets, however, may not be so enamored with the booms, crashes and bumps in the night....more»
June 01, 2016

Keep Pets Safe from Summertime Threats

Just as humans are exposed to certain risks when temperatures rise, hot weather creates the potential for both emergency threats and everyday dangers that can affect pets....more»
April 01, 2016

Celebrating National Pet Day

Places to Adopt Animals and Articles for further learning.

In honor of all pets, we at Kern County Family Magazine have put together a list of resources for pet adoption and articles on how to keep your pet healthy and happy. We want to honor your love for your pets and would love to hear from you regarding your pet!...more»
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