There’s something about the bond we form with our pets that’s like nothing else. So this issue of Start Healthy celebrates our four-legged friends and how they inspire us. Features on better pet food, a dog-friendly getaway, and a discipline that often welcomes animals, yoga.

If you’ve ever wondered about the ingredients in your pet’s food, you’re not alone. That discovery inspired entrepreneur Renaldo Webb to create PetPlate, a direct-to-consumer business that provides personalized, healthier diets for dogs.

Going on vacation with pets can be doggone difficult, but there’s a place in New York State that encourages your dog to roam free and have fun. Canine Camp Getaway founder Janice Acosta explains why her biannual event is truly one for the dogs.

Yoga has been around for centuries, and there are many varieties available today to improve your well-being, including animal-focused classes with cats and other creatures. Learn more about this practice and which one may be perfect for you.

May you always know the unconditional love of a pet and the joy it brings. As always, it’s a pleasure to send you this magazine.