Your dog does not understand the concept of holidays. She doesn’t have any idea what all the seasonal decorations collected in your house are meant to represent (although she probably enjoys smelling all the fragrant trimmings). She doesn’t know that a bunch of humans she rarely sees have gathered together for the purpose of celebrating […]
When it comes to relationships, its hard to overstate the importance of communication. Whether you’re talking about friends, lovers, family members, or co-workers, it may be possible to imagine a relationship in which one party never intentionally communicates with the other, but to actually participate in such a relationship would be absurd.
Over a charming photograph of a squat English bulldog, the cover of the New York Times Magazine recently asked its readers “Can the Bulldog be Saved?” The accompanying article was written by the immensely talented Benoit Denizet-Lewis and it reflects both the warmth and thoroughness which ordinarily characterize his journalism. The article was an exposé […]
As dog lovers, we make decisions all the time that we believe will make our dogs “happy.” What we buy for their use or consumption, what we choose to do (or not do) with them, how we touch them–indeed, I’d bet that there are very few actions which you take for the purpose of having […]
According to a recent study conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, approximately 53% of cats and 55% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese. (That’s about 93 million cats and dogs, for those of you keeping score at home.) In other words, if you randomly pick a dog or cat on an American […]
Hello. Thanks for stopping by to read the Varsity Report. This is a blog about pet health and fitness topics. The writers are animal enthusiasts and recreational athletes who have experienced firsthand the joy of incorporating healthy habits and fitness training into our relationships with our pets. We started a company (Varsity Pets) and started […]