Veterinarians are not alike. Neither are veterinary clinics. Choose your pet’s veterinarian carefully, and when your pet needs veterinary care, everyone will be happier.
Dog neutering is a routine veterinary operation, but the decision is not always routine. Some people are concerned that having their dog neutered reduces his quality of life. In reality, unless you’re a professional dog breeder, you’re giving your dog far more than you’re taking from him when you have him neutered.
What is the perfect gift for Fluffy or Fido’s caregiver? You can spend a little, a lot, or even nothing — just give of your time. We’ve compiled some ideas to help you choose gifts for the pet owners in your life.
They work without a contract and they don’t receive salaries, but they never complain or go on strike. We rely on them and they thrive under the responsibility we give them. Service dogs, also called assistance dogs, are trained to meet the disability-related needs of people with disabilities. Some service dogs are bred for a […]
Cats are wonderful pets as many cat owners will attest. However, the pet odors associated with cats often create havoc in many households. It is quite possible to enjoy cat ownership and eliminate pet odors if you remain diligent in your efforts.
A kitten or a cat? Domestic or purebred? Short-haired or long-haired? Once you adopt a cat, she’ll be part of your family for up to 20 years. How do you choose a kitten or cat from all the felines waiting to be adopted?
A cat is an excellent choice of pet for animal lovers, especially those who may not be interested in going outside early in the morning to walk a dog. While this may allow you a few extra minutes in your warm bed, the stench of a freshly-used litter box may drive you out of the […]
Today’s world is, unfortunately, out of touch with nature in many ways. Pets can be the means for bringing some of the wilder spirit of the natural world into our homes. Children, in particular, often derive a lot of comfort and joy from reconnecting to nature in this way. Though it is unrealistic to expect […]
You’re planning your vacation, or you are going to be traveling with your dogs for other reasons. Should you take your dogs with you? If you take them how do you prepare for travel with your dog? The answers depend on your dog, the traveling type and distance, and the destination.
You want to keep your dog or cat safe in your yard. Perhaps you want to keep the neighbors’ cats and dogs out of your yard. Build a good fence, reinforce it, and design a yard that’s safe and fun for your dog or cat.