Surviving Pets and Grief

When a pet dies, owners often ask their veterinarian whether they should show the body to their other pets as a way to help them morn the loss. When Chance was alive my Golden Retriever, Ray, had cancer and had… Continue reading

Pet Obesity and Arthritis

tubbypupDr. Brian Beale, a veterinary surgeon and canine arthritis expert at Houston’s Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, says that obese dogs can develop arthritis sooner than lean dogs. An estimated 15 million U.S. dogs are considered overweight, and they comprise the… Continue reading

Keeping Kitty Cool

Last month I gave dog owners some ideas for keeping their canine companion cool in the summer heat. So this week, with temperatures on the rise again, I’d like to pass along a few ideas for cooling off our feline… Continue reading

Vactions and Pet Boarding

vacaWith summer vacations here again, you may find yourself needing to board your pet. If you’ve never done this before and don’t know how to go about it, here’s a few ideas to get you started.

First, call the boarding… Continue reading

Fireworks and Pet Safety

july4With the Fourth of July coming up this weekend, maybe a few thoughts about fireworks and pets would be appropriate. Because although this event can be entertaining to us, we need to keep in mind that an animals hearing ability… Continue reading