the rest about pets

do pets grieve?

When my mother was dying, her 14-year old Himalayan Cat, JuJu, didn’t leave her bedside except to nibble on his dinner and use the litter box. We think he knew what was happening. He was tender and patient and quiet. What’s more, he was uncharacteristically tender and receptive to the rest of us, whom he usually turned his nose up at. It was as though he was feeling the pain right along with us. He seemed smart enough to know that it’s a little easier if you don’t have to go through the loss of a loved one all by yourself.

fleas suck (no pun intended)

I hate ‘em, you hate ‘em, your pet hates ‘em. That’s a lot of negativity to throw out unto the world. But hey, fleas suck! Here are some basic tips to help deal with this persistent critter. One general rule of thumb is that the more healthy your pet is, the less likely that you will have a severe infestation of fleas. A parasite will usually seek out weaker animals because they have a lower ability to combat their presence. The most important immune building tool that you can give to any living creature is a good diet.

the grass isn't always greener

Picture a beautiful Summer day, enjoying the outdoors with your pets. Perhaps you’re kicking back on the porch while Fido takes a nap in a shady bed of grass, or playing fetch in-between walks around the neighborhood. Even better, imagine that shady bed of grass is green and plush, free of prickers, Dandelions, Creeping Charlie and Crab Weeds. Sounds great, right? It’s tempting to do whatever it takes to create that green Utopia we call our yard.

travel tips for the worldly pet

So you want to take Fido and Fluffy on a road trip this summer but are worried about the barky, meowy, barfy consequences. Well fear not as these tips are sure to make your vacation a much more enjoyable experience for you and your furry friend. The most important thing to consider is, does your pet actually enjoy traveling in the car?

why chocolate is toxic to dogs

Dogs eat the darndest things. Garbage, shoes, homework, dirty diapers – things that would put you and I in the hospital. And yet, despite the seemingly ironclad canine digestive system, one of our favorite aphrodisiacs and antioxidants can be deadly to a dog. If you are someone who pays even the slightest attention to the health and well-being of your companion animals you probably already know that dogs cannot eat chocolate. But have you ever wondered why chocolate can be so dangerous for dogs when it’s so heavenly for us?