Dog theft is a growing concern for many pet owners. Dogs are stolen to sell, to breed or to 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 organization 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.
Feral cats often have the ability to touch your heart even if you aren't an animal enthusiast. How'd this lonely cat get here? Where's its family? Does it need anything? Food? Shelter? Before you know it, you're thinking of the cat on the way home, and you might even offer it some food.
Shelters need volunteers, but the work and harsh realities of animal welfare often upset workers until they just walk away. Here's how to survive.
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 a person of any age who’s recently lost their dog.
We love our pets. They are our family, our best friends, and sometimes our only companions. We know, sadly, that their lifespans are all too short! You may be wondering if there are other options besides burial and cremation. Yes! 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.
Are you worried about a dog in your neighborhood? Do you suspect abuse? This can be an extremely upsetting and emotional situation for anyone to deal with. If you do suspect an animal is being abused, there are several things that you can do to intervene legally and safely.
What do you do if you find a lost dog or stray? Is there a dog roaming in your neighborhood or is it in the road? Does it have a collar? If you find a stray dog, you may be wondering what to do and who to call. Here are some safety tips and steps to take.
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.
Shock collars are highly controversial. Do dogs feel them? Do they work? Are they inhumane? All of these questions will be answered. Find out how they work and which alternatives are available.
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.
If you've noticed your dog or cat lying on their belly with their hind legs stretched out behind them instead of tucked underneath their torso, there is nothing to worry about. This adorable position is called "splooting" and it is perfectly normal.
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 some 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 an aging dog—perhaps one affected by terminal cancer—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 dog. It is often 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 a negative experience, 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.
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.
Learn the differences between these three classifications and what they can mean for your furry family members.
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.
How does Chewy.com's prices compare to buying dog food or cat food at the store? Read this Chewy review for selection, shipping policies and how to avoid the shipping charge. Chewy runs some good deals but make sure you check with other retailers.