When was the last time your pet had a headache?

When was the last time your pet had a headache?

How do you know if your dog has a headache? You don’t. Obviously our pets can’t complain about minor aches and pains or make a dramatic scene to let everyone know how much they suffer. If our pets have mild aches and pains, most of the time they will simply wait it out in silence. While you might think this creates a disadvantage for them, I do have another point […]

Rex and the city: Keeping your city pet healthy

Rex and the city: Keeping your city pet healthy

Big city living is certainly not for everyone, but there are some people who don’t mind tackling the crowds, noise, traffic, and other discomforts in order to be in the middle of the city, and all its attractions. After spending this Labor Day weekend in New York I realized that there is a kind of beauty and charm that may not be clearly seen with the physical senses but is […]

What if your child doesn’t want to be responsible for the pet?

What if your child doesn’t want to be responsible for the pet?

I currently live at home with two children and four pets. Although my kids, Danielle and Johnathan, are 20 and 17 they sometimes act a lot younger. This apparent regression occurs because they know that they can get away with it with me. As long as they’re going to school and working towards a degree, I don’t mind them living at home with me for as long as they need, […]

How to make medicine a treat for you and your pet

How to make medicine a treat for you and your pet

My cat Midnight has been healthy since I first adopted him 14 years ago. When you see a pet on a daily basis, sometimes it can be hard to pick up gradual changes. I recently noticed how thin he was becoming and, when I picked him up, it seemed as though his heart was beating quite a bit faster than usual. Another thing that I noticed was that he was […]

Could your pet be a hero?

Could your pet be a hero?

I was recently having breakfast with a family member who told a story about a cat he had when he was a child.  According to him, “Fiddle” was the most intelligent cat in the world and proved to him without a doubt that cats are smarter than any other pet. When Uncle Fred was young, his family had two houses: one in the mountains and one on the beach.  My […]

How you can make this your pet’s best summer

How you can make this your pet’s best summer

Summertime in Florida is brutal at times and summer weather has already arrived here well in advance of the summer solstice. The heat is unbearable and just when it starts cooling down in the evening, mosquitoes show up and start biting. A good part of my day seems to be spent putting protective chemicals on my skin for one reason or another. Although I don’t particularly like heat that makes […]

Surprising ways pets are affected by relationship troubles

Surprising ways pets are affected by relationship troubles

Moving into a new home and a new neighborhood is for most people a very stressful event. My recent move was prompted by a few changes in my family dynamic. No matter how much my wife and I tried, we were not able to make it work. After many discussions and tears, we both agreed it would be best to part ways. Our children are grown up now and are […]