If you've ever had a job working from home or have spent a lot of time home alone, you already know how hard it can be to stay away from the refrigerator. Without the added stimulus of other people to talk to, problem-solve with—or simply to keep you away from the staff fridge—it's easy to fall into bad habits, like snacking all day long.
One of the greatest joys in owning a dog is witnessing how excited he or she gets when you return home from being away for a period of time (even when it's only 10 minutes!). There's nothing better than seeing a whiskered face at the window jumping up and down in anticipation of your arrival—which may make you wonder: Is my dog bored while I'm away from the house? Does he sleep all day, or has he been waiting for me at that window for hours?
A dog very quickly becomes part of the family. And when your pet is part of the family, it's so hard to think about losing them as they get older.
If you've ever stepped up your exercise game to train for a race or amped up your time at the gym, you're probably familiar with the hunger pangs that go hand-in-hand with increased exercise
Just like people, some pets may be hardwired to turn their noses up at the foods they're "supposed" to be eating—such as the dog or cat food you bought specifically for them at the pet store
Even if you don’t own a pet, you should still be concerned about pet food, says EatingWell nutrition advisor Marion Nestle, a professor at New York University and best-selling author of What to Eat. “Contaminated pet foods are early warnings of the safety hazards of globalization.”