Why Are Black Cats Considered Bad Luck?

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It’s no secret that black cats are considered bad luck. And, sadly, they’re among the least popular pets at animal shelters throughout the US – with their colorful counterparts seen as more desirable. Being an organization committed to animal welfare and adoption (and with Halloween coming up), Activ4Pets decided it’s time to bust the myth. These beautiful creatures deserve forever homes just as much as any other shelter pet!… Read more


University of Miami Offers Activ4Pets as New Employee Benefit

University of Miami pet owner employees have a new way to save time and money with the Activ4Pets animal health app

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MIAMI, FL, October 23, 2017 – Open enrollment has kicked off for many healthcare organizations and corporations across the US. Among the insurance copays and pension plans, several companies are standing out by providing pet-friendly benefits for the very first time. With over 14,000 employees, the University of Miami (UM) has long been a beacon of teaching, healthcare, research, and education. It’s fitting, then that UM has partnered with another local community leader, Activ4Pets, to provide mobile health benefits especially for pets. The Activ4Pets platform gives pet parents easy access to veterinary health information (vaccines, allergies, x-rays and more) along with web-based veterinarian consultations, thus providing UM employees with a unique new way to care for their pets at work and on the go.… Read more


5 Defamed Dog Breeds

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Dogs are wonderful pets but some breeds have earned terrible reputations due to their stern appearance and occasional behavior issues. It’s important to note, however, that any dog can attack or bite, emphasizing the need to train and socialize your pup properly during those crucial early months. Every dog owner has been in a situation where another canine has become aggressive. And, if we’re honest, this usually has very little to do with specific breeds – but rather the owner of that animal.… Read more


Benefits of Exercising with your Dog

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It’s easy to arrive home from a long day at work and curl up on the couch for the rest of the night with your dog. Though, if you’re being honest with yourself, you really should get outside and play with your dog before you settle in for the night. If you’ve been at a desk all day and your dog has been in a crate, there’s tremendous value in taking the time to exercise with your dog. Even if you’ve had a dog walker from Rover.com take care of your dog during lunch, the benefits of scheduling time to exercise and play with your dog are invaluable.… Read more