Cats have Fascinating Superpowers and Other Fun Stuff

Cats have Fascinating Superpowers and Other Fun Stuff

Cats Have Fascinating Superpowers Cats are to be appreciated for many reasons. Cats make such good pets and provide many health benefits for their owners – children and elderly alike. But did you know that cats have fascinating superpowers too? A cat’s presence can be therapeutic to the lonely, the troubled soul, or the dying … Read more

What is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA)?

What is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA)?

What is an Emotional Service Animal (ESA)? They’re on the news, they’re next to you on your flight, they’re even in college dorm rooms around the country. So, what is an Emotional Support Animal?  ESA’s have grown exponentially in popularity in past years. Emotional Support Animals Emotional Support Animals, or ESAs, are big news in the … Read more

Therapy Dogs Have Many Uses : Animal Assisted Therapy

Trained therapy dogs have many uses, helping and healing in many health fields.

Therapy Dogs Have Many Uses Dogs have proven over and over that they are truly man’s best friend. Dogs provide unconditional love to their families and joy to animal lovers everywhere. They are also smart and hard working, so it’s only natural that dogs would be an obvious choice for working in therapy. Animal Assisted … Read more

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Dogs: Do Dogs Get Winter Blues?

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Dogs: Do Dogs Get Winter Blues?

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Dogs Is there such a thing as Seasonal Affective Disorder in dogs? While the winter blues, or (SAD), is a fully recognized condition in humans, could our dogs have similar feelings during the long and dark winter months? What is SAD? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) commonly occurs in the winter months when … Read more

Safe Holiday Leftovers for Your Pet Infographic

Safe Holiday Leftovers for Your Pets

Safe Holiday Leftovers for Your Pet Did you know that cooked bones (turkey and chicken) and turkey skin are bad for your pet? The bones can splinter and break, getting stuck in their throat. Consuming turkey skin can make your beloved animal’s pancreas work too hard, causing inflammation and even malfunction. It’s important to think … Read more

Winterizing Your Home for Happy Paws

Here are some ideas about winterizing your home for happy paws.

Winterizing Your Home Here’s the thing about winter: it’s always on its way. When cold-front blasts through town in the middle of summer, that’s winter’s fingertips. When you smell that early autumn crispness in the air, that’s winter’s breath. It’s time to start thinking of winterizing your home for happy paws. Not only can winter … Read more

Which Dog Breeds are Prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia?

Which Dog Breeds are Prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia?

Which Dog Breeds are Prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia? I put together this short list as a companion post to my recent article, “Canine Hip Dysplasia in Dogs: Your Questions Answered“ Hip dysplasia commonly affects larger breeds of dogs, including: German Shepherds Rottweilers Great Danes Saint Bernards Bulldogs Neopolitan Mastiffs American Staffordshire Terriers Otterhounds Bloodhounds … Read more