It seems like almost every day or week of the year is devoted to recognizing a person, event or special cause. Since this week it’s National Poison Prevention Week, I began writing this blog on the topic of pet poisonings. Halfway through, I realized that although the information is certainly useful, it would be more… [Read more]
Ohai! Did you notice my sparkly green bowtie? Most people are getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, but I am going to celebrate St. Catrick’s Day instead. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and he did some real good things like getting rid of a bunch of snakes. I don’t know… [Read more]
One of the toughest pet grooming challenges to master is that of tear stain removal. When a cat or dog experiences excessive tearing, called Epiphora, staining of the fur around the eyes, nose and mouth can result. This is due to porphyrins, a compound in the tears that reacts with light creating a reddish-brown, rusty… [Read more]
Some consider happiness to be the ultimate goal in life. The feeling of happiness has been studied and evaluated to find out why some people seem happy while others do not. Researchers set out to evaluate whether happiness is determined by genes, by life circumstances, or if it’s simply a choice that one makes. While… [Read more]
Spring is less than 2 weeks away now. Do you know what that means? NO! It does not mean spring cleaning, at least not this kind of cleaning, even though I do know how to work a sponge. In fact, after I finish wiping down the counter I’m going to ask for a raise in… [Read more]
Spring is just around the corner, and your pet will likely be excited to spend more time outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine. With all the running, jumping and exploring come hazards and inevitable encounters with sharp objects or dangerous situations that may result in cuts, scrapes and wounds. This is why it’s a… [Read more]
Ohai friends. I’m relaxing in my fluffy pink sleeping bag on account of I just had a very horrid couple of days! Would you like to hear about it?
The importance of health insurance coverage is undeniable in today’s economy. Health care costs are constantly going up, including veterinary health care costs. In the case of preventative health check-ups or even a health care emergency, you want to be sure all family members are protected and provided for – including those with fur. Without… [Read more]
Since 1951, the most popular accreditation organization for health care facilities has been The Joint Commission. This organization in a lot of ways sets many standards in the health care field, and helps ensure that patients are getting the highest possible quality of care in certain medical facilities. Places like hospitals, home care agencies, psychiatric… [Read more]
Happy Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! While I don’t really appreciate dog biscuits, I do enjoy a tasty treat on a daily basis. Today, I have a very important responsibility–I am choosing the winner of the Dog Biscuits for Life Sweepstakes! One very, very lucky dog will win a lifetime supply of Gourmet Dog Biscuits.