Tag: dogs

Master During Disaster: Pet Owners Emergency Guide

By Martha Michael >>> When disaster strikes, it’s natural for people to look to their own safety. But for animals, who are powerless to aid in the effort to find their own shelter, it’s only fair for us to create a plan for their safety, as much as is humanly possible. The American Veterinary Medical […] Read more

Pet Dish or Petrie Dish? Your Animal’s Most Harmful Foods

By Courtney M. Andrews >>> Ever wonder what dangers are lurking in your home? Common foods and additives can be dangerous for your pets. Check the list below and ensure you are keeping your precious pets safe! Alcohol Alcoholic beverages and food products containing alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, […] Read more

Animals on Airplanes

By Sara Kinder >>> Who is that doggie in the window? The one traveling free on an airplane, I mean. There has been recent controversy regarding the practice of people deciding to take “Max” on the plane with them, calling them “service dogs” so they don’t have to pay. Although service dogs, originally called “therapy […] Read more

Summer Health Tips for Pets

Heat Illness and Injury The hotter temperatures can lead to serious health issues for pets. Always make sure there is sufficient shade and cool, fresh water available for your pet. “The main reason hot weather is an issue for pets is because they are not able to cool off as efficiently,” says Tom Carpenter, DVM, […] Read more

Treating Your Pet for Ear Mites

When you see your dog scratch and scratch and wonder what’s bugging him, it could be just that: a bug. Ear mites, or otodectes cynotis, can be the problem, and pet owners should be aware of them, says the American Kennel Club, or AKC. Latin for “ear beggar of the dog,” it describes what the […] Read more

Giving the Gift of Life: A Foster’s Perspective

By Larissa Barnes >>> As a shelter volunteer, I tend to gravitate toward the sick, the injured, the old and those that are just a little bit more needy. These are the animals that, for one reason or another, are not suitable for immediate adoption. They tend to be overlooked in the shelter and people […] Read more

Saved from Slaughter

By Martha Michael >>> As animal lovers, we spend a lot of time concerning ourselves with the brands we feed our dogs. Is it grain free? What meat is included in this brand or that one? We care about saving dogs from the unhealthy contents in dog food, but do we ever think about delivering […] Read more

Pet Food Particulars

By Martha Michael >>> If your pet has champagne taste, but you’re on a beer budget, there is no cause for concern. Providing healthy food is the main issue, not cost, according to local veterinarian Evelyn Vega, DVM. “’Specialized’ does not always mean automatically better. Many premium diets are too rich for pets and cause stomach […] Read more

Business Spotlight: Guardian Animal Aftercare

By Martha Michael >>> Many would agree that the hardest day in your life as a pet owner is when your animal dies. One cannot overestimate the significance of it, the fact that a family member is gone. What Steve MacCorkle of Guardian Animal Aftercare offers is more than just pet cremation services. He aims […] Read more