CHANCE’S SPOT BLOG

Leash Training Your Cat

Leash training your indoor cat can add a new dimension to both of your lives, as cats look forward to their outings just as much as dogs. If taken out at approximately the same time every day, kitty will learn… Continue reading

Speak Their Language

bowOur pets do some pretty strange things at times. Like, what’s up with your cat rubbing against your leg, or what about that head-butting thing? Dogs seem to have their own language as well. Like when they want to play,… Continue reading

PTSD Also Suffered By Dogs In The Military and Other Services

uswdPTSD, technically known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is commonly associated with those involved with or returning from military service, although this psychological disorder can be suffered by victims of violent crimes and other life-threatening instances. Before this diagnoses was discovered,… Continue reading

Peanut Butter Fun

Peanut Butter FunAs I was cruising through the grocery store the other day I came across “salt – free pretzels”. At first I thought that was pretty silly. I mean, that’s sorta what pretzels are all about, I thought. But then I… Continue reading

Honoring the Animals is Coming!

Honoring the Animals 2016If you or someone you know has ever lost a pet, you know how heartbreaking that can be. Sometimes it’s also difficult to find people who understand the love and bond we share with a pet so, Chance’s Spot provides… Continue reading

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