Prayers and Positive Words for When Pets Go Through a Hard Time
A quick read with prayers and positive words for when your pet is going through a hard time. If you can find some calm, it will help you to make it through the storm. Try to be calm and soothing for them.
5 Tips to Help You Cope With the Loss of Your Ferret (Or Pet)
It is inevitable that the time will come for your fuzzy friend to pass. Here are five ways to help you cope with the loss.
How to Make a Bug-Out Bag for Your Pets
If you were forced to evacuate on sudden notice, would you have everything your dog or cat needs to survive? Learn how to make a bug-out bag with important survival items for your pet in case of emergency.
Pet-Proof Wallpaper and Other Materials That Are Durable
This article will cover materials that are durable enough to withstand whatever your pet throws at them.
Dog Theft: How Can I Prevent My Dog Being Stolen?
Dog theft is a growing concern for many pet owners. Dogs are stolen to sell, breed, or be used in illegal dog fights. Losing a pet to theft is a heart-breaking experience, but there are a number of simple ways to prevent thieves from targeting your pets.
Is Tattooing Cats Animal Abuse?
Vets and animal organizations do not recommend tattooing a pet, even for identification, let alone for aesthetic reasons. The process requires anaesthesia which can be risky. Moreover, the cat may feel pain and stress from scratching and burning while healing.
Best Safe Way to Introduce Your Cat to Your New Dog
If you are thinking about getting a new puppy and already have a cat, their ability to get along has probably been worrying you. If not, read these recommendations before bringing a new puppy home.
Baby Red Fox Squirrels Saved by Texas Wildlife Rehab Center
Here is some information about the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition in Houston and how we have utilized their services. Photos and videos included.
10 Questions You Need to Answer Before Getting a Pet
Make the decision to get a pet easier by answering these questions for yourself and your family.
10 Dangers of Letting a Dog Go Off-Leash
There are several dangers of letting dogs off-leash that dog owners may not always realize. This article was written in hopes of potentially saving dogs' lives from the potential dangers of being off-leash.
10 Things Never to Say to Someone Whose Dog Just Died
Here are ten things you should never say to anyone whose dog just died, regardless of the dog’s age or cause of death. Even if you mean well in your heart, any of these ten things should never be said to anyone who recently lost their dog.
Stinging Caterpillars That Can Hurt Your Dog or Cat
Learn what to do if you think your pet has been stung by a stinging caterpillar.
Alternatives to Pet Burial and Cremation
We love our pets. They are our family and our best friends. We know, sadly, that their lifespans are all too short! You may be wondering if there are other options besides burial and cremation. Aquamation is a dignified, earth-friendly alternative to cremation.
How to Protect Yourself From Aggressive Dogs and Their Owners
Loose dogs can injure you, your children, and your pet. It is both legal and ethical to defend yourself from an aggressive dog, but how do you justify your actions to the angry dog's owner?
The Consequences of Breeding: What Makes a Dog Healthy?
More and more, the importance of health and soundness is a topic of discussion in the media, in dog forums and kennel clubs, as well as in the minds of prospective dog owners.
Are Dolphin Shows Cruel?
Dolphins are exceptionally complex creatures, and one such species, the bottlenose dolphin, has been around for 15 million years. It's time to rethink the quality of life of these species in captivity. Are these shows cruel? Let's find out.
Why Can't I Pet a Service Dog? Why You Should Respect the Vest
As many handlers will tell you, being a service dog handler is not easy. A service dog handler faces a disability that their dog assists them to manage—but sometimes it’s not as “fun” as people think.
Why Pony Rides Are Not Animal Cruelty: A Horse Trainer's Opinion
I do pony rides as part of my business, and it's infuriating to me to hear that PETA is protesting outside one of the venues where we regularly work. Here is what I have to say on the subject.
How to Help a Dog That Is Grieving the Loss of Another Dog
Dogs, just like people, mourn the loss of their canine companions. In many ways, their grief is similar to humans'. Fortunately, there are several ways to help a grieving dog. Some of these tips can help grieving owners, too.
The Stages of Grief When Losing a Dog
Losing a dog leads to a mix of emotions that may be difficult to comprehend at times. Understanding the stages of grief when losing a dog may help the grieving dog owner better understand what is happening to them.
How to Join the Fight Against Puppy Mills
How can we stop puppy mills? We can start by considering adoption. When you buy your puppy from the pet store, it is usually from a mill. Puppy mills are all about profit and don't consider the well-being of these animals.
15 Signs a Dog Is Dying: What to Do When Your Dog's Health Declines
Recognizing the signs a dog is dying is a subject that is difficult for every dog owner, but it is important to learn how to recognize the common signs. This can help dog owners prepare for euthanasia or hospice care with the support of a veterinarian.
Why You Should Never Shave Your Dog or Cat for the Summer
Though many pet owners think they need to shave their pets' coats to keep them cool in the summer, it is usually unnecessary and potentially dangerous.
Anticipatory Grief: Pre-Grieving the Loss of a Dog or Other Pet
Anticipatory grief is the fear of losing a pet. It is commonly felt when a dog is diagnosed with a terminal condition such as cancer or with aging, geriatric dogs. Preliminarily mourning doesn't have to be negative, it can be turned into a proactive experience.
Gross Things They Don't Tell You About Being a Pet Owner
Keeping pets is one of the great joys in life. They bring happiness to their owners in almost every way. Here are some things you may not know about being a pet owner.
Top 16 Songs About Dogs for When You Lose Your Dog
Saying goodbye to a pet is part of loving them. The grief is real, but as with any loss, the right song can play a role in getting through it. Here are some songs to help.
How Spaying and Neutering Pets Saves Lives
Stray dog and cat overpopulation creates a very real issue in our communities. The simplest way you can help is to spay and neuter your pets. This article will discuss the benefits of spaying and neutering for you, your pet, and for the domestic dog and cat populations as a whole.
7 Ways to Support a Co-Worker Whose Pet Has Just Died
You've just found out that your co-worker's pet has died and you want to offer them support. You know how painful pet loss can be. Here are some tips on how to help them cope with the death of their beloved companion and process the grief.