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How can I tell if my cat is in pain?

If you’ve lived with a cat, you know that making our lives easier is most certainly not on their agenda. They are great communicators in some aspects – when he’s hungry, you...

Good Grief

My husband and I lost our Great Dane to osteosarcoma (bone cancer) last week, at almost 9 years of age. My dog , my furry daughter, the reflection of my soul, light of my life,...

Feline Dementia…Where’s my litt...

You may have noticed some behavior changes in your senior cat. Some of these changes can be symptoms of pain (here’s my article on how to tell if your cat is in pain), but we...

Halloween costumes for pets should be...

Everybody (hopefully) knows the “Halloween pet safety” shpeal: Don’t give your dog chocolate, raisins, or chocolate-covered raisins. Some sugar free foods are toxic...

Heart Worm Risk Is Especially High Af...

Any time a storm or other natural disaster leave behind a large amount of standing water, heart worm disease risk increases exponentially in dogs and cats.  This is because the...

Why Veterinary Hospitals Increasingly...

The vast majority of veterinarians I have come across in my life – and as a practicing veterinarian for almost 15 years, there are many – are among the most compassionate...

They May Not Be Called “ManR...

Fret not cat people, although I showcased the unique place dogs have among mankind in my most recent article, Dogs Are A Breed Apart From Other Animals, I am an equal opportunity...

Chapter 2 in the Game of Snacks (or, ...

So, my intrepid pet parents, our last discussion (see The Dog: Con Man Or Opportunist?) revolved around Fido and his coy abilities to earn favors with his family in exchange for...

Dogs Are a Breed Apart From Other Ani...

Dogs have been called “Man’s Best Friend,” and rightly so, as man in large measure created them! The oldest bones of wolves (the dog’s ancient ancestor) that have been...

The best dog exercise happens outside...

I got such a fabulous response to my article “The Power of Daily Walks” that I feel the need to expand on the topic. Many people asked me if their dog should go on daily...