Ho Ho Hold the Table Scraps!

By Martha Michael >>> With all the tasty holiday food and the time spent at the dinner table with family members, it can be tempting to give Rex and Lucy scraps and snacks, but it’s not a good Christmas tradition, according to experts. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Pets, or the […] Read more

Essential Oils For Our Pets

By Jeanette Lee Yamamoto, DVM >>> As you may or may not have heard, essential oil usage is becoming very popular in today’s modern world, though they have historically been utilized for all types of ailments for thousands of years. Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile, aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, […] Read more

Raise the Woof: Guide Dogs of America Puppy Raisers

By Martha Michael >>> There are dog lovers who, literally, work around the clock to raise puppies to be positive role models. No matter where they go, these pups go with them, and they are always training, shaping the little canines to grow up to become extremely responsible. They are Guide Dog Puppy Raisers. Finding […] Read more

16th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair

With pet adoptions for just $30 each, hundreds of dogs, cats, kittens and puppies will be available for adoption at the 16th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair on Sunday, October 9, 2016. This year’s fair, beginning at 11 a.m. at the William S. Hart Park in Newhall, is sponsored by Ingolstadt West German Auto […] Read more

National Feral Cat Day is October 16

You may have seen them over your lifetime, peering around corners or running from you down alleys or into drainage pipes. But every year, there is a day set aside to celebrate them: National Feral Cat Day. Pet Me! Magazine turned to Cathy Hosford of Forgotten Angels Cat Rescue in Palmdale to educate us about […] Read more

Business Spotlight: Canine Country Club

When we have to leave our kids for awhile – whether it’s a few hours or a weeklong camp – we like to know they’re in safe and loving hands. For dog and cat owners, it’s the same thing – we want a facility where our little ones can stay cool in the summer, warm […] Read more

How Much is that Puppy in the Window?

By Caroline Squires That too-cute-for-words puppy in the pet store window is hiding a terrible secret that it can’t tell you, and the store owners and employees won’t tell you either. Want to know the secret? That puppy came from a puppy mill. Buying a “purebred” puppy from a pet store means you are contributing […] Read more

The Growing Attraction of Pet Llamas

By Martha Michael Though they’re soft, quiet and look at you with doe-eyed innocence, llamas will fight their enemies tooth and nail – literally. Because of this tendency, ranchers are using them in increasing numbers to act as sentries for their flocks. They are commonly thought of as the charming pack animals from the Andes […] Read more

Family-Friendly Pets: Age Appropriate Animal Ownership

By Martha Michael >>> Remember when you brought your baby home from the hospital for the first time? You were careful when you picked her up gingerly and cuddled with her, careful to see to her every need. Pets are the same way. They need the care and tenderness human babies need – someone to […] Read more

The Underserved Blemish on Black Cats

According to rescue centers, black cats are undeniably the least likely to be adopted. Regardless of whether the cat is an adult or a kitten, black felines are often left for months – if not years – in shelters. Professionals aren’t sure why, but they’ve got a few ideas. The first is simply that a […] Read more