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.
Knowing when or even if it’s time to help your loyal companion ‘pass on’ is one of the most difficult things for most pet owners to decide. Let’s walk through and explore this process through a very personal journey I have just traveled.
If there are animals in the house, you need to choose particularly strong materials. In this article, we discuss anti-destructible or pet-proof wallpaper and other materials that are too tough for them to destroy.
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.
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.
Here is some information about the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition in Houston and how we have utilized their services. Photos and videos included.
Make the decision to get a pet easier by answering these questions for yourself and your family.
Here are 10 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 10 things should never be said to any person who’s recently lost their dog.
Learn what to do if you think your pet has been stung by a stinging of poisonous caterpillar.
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.
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?
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.
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.
This article will provide some tips for getting a "lost pet" page started for your city.
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.
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.
Owners of aging dogs or dogs with terminal illnesses may wonder what to expect and what common signs indicate that a dog is dying. Recognizing these signs is helpful so that dog owners can be prepared for euthanasia or hospice care with the support of a veterinarian.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.