It’s not easy to train pets not to lick and chew things they find interesting. Their senses of smell and taste help them explore their surroundings. This natural curiosity can be dangerous or destructive when pets become interested in the wrong things. Anyone who has come home to pillow stuffing scattered all over the living room can attest to that! If your pet takes an interest in an electrical wire […]
This is a guest post from Amber Kingsley. Amber Kingsley is a freelance journalist and member of a pet enthusiast/animal lover group in her city of Santa Monica who has donated countless hours supporting her local shelter within operations and outreach. She has spent most of her research writing about animals in the areas of food, health and training. A swimming pool is a great place to beat the summer heat, […]
Almost anything in the right (or wrong) dose can become extremely dangerous or even deadly. Even something as seemingly harmless as water, given in a high enough quantity, can cause blood cells to become unstable and may lead to serious health consequences. Luckily for us, however, our pets seem smarter than many people and it’s not likely your cat is going to drink eight gallons of water to show off […]
[Note: If you missed the first post, click to read Holiday dangers for pets, Part 1] Mr. Armand was the owner of the pastry shop on Springfield Boulevard, right next door to the pharmacy where I worked at the time. Like clockwork every morning Mr. Armand pulled the big metal gates up over the shop windows, making a sound similar to a freight train. The staff at the French bakery […]
This time of year, when I hear the Christmas music and see all the festive lights, decorations and happy people, it reminds me of a magical time in my own childhood. This brief period of time in my life didn’t last that long but has left me with a positive long-lasting impression. It was a time when I didn’t have a care in the world–no job, very few responsibilities, no health […]
National Pit Bull Awareness Month was created to celebrate these often-misunderstood dogs and to shed light on the truth about pit bulls. Media stories of pit bull attacks have even garnered political intervention, with some communities banning pit bulls altogether. But is this truly warranted for a breed long known as the "Nanny" dog?