Pet Insurance And What To Avoid
After talking to my vet and looking at several pet insurance company web sites I am confused! What should I definitely avoid in picking a plan for my pet?
Are two exams per year necessary?
Question: My veterinarian requested that I bring my dog in twice a year for an exam. Is that necessary? Answer: How often your pet is examined is subject to many variables that only your veterinarian would be qualified to answer, since they know your pet’s health, any diseases endemic to your area and any special […]
Introducing dog to cat?
Question: I've been dating a great guy for the past six months. He's got a Visla. I've got a terrier mix and a cat. We're thinking about moving in together. How do we make this transition work for our pets? Answer: You’ve been staying out late and coming home with the scent of a Visla […]
Pet shipping safety?
Question: I am moving my pet by air, and my biggest concern is his safety. How do I keep him safe throughout his journey? Answer: Many of the fears surrounding pet transportation stem from owners putting pets on planes without knowing the correct ways to prepare their animals, or the correct aircraft to use for […]
Clumping cat litter
The pros and cons of clumping cat litter
Howard Stern blasts owners who dump dogs and cats
I’m becoming something of a single-issue celebrity fan, and it’s messing with my identity. When Jay Leno questioned the cruelty of Michael Vick‘s actions, it was easy enough to wash my hands of him. I’d never liked Leno, and his utter lack of compassion aligned well with my vision of him as plastic and soulless. […]
Pet names and nicknames: what do they say about us?
This editorial courtesy of Dr. Patty Khuly, PetMD.com. Pet names — as in the nicknames we give to our pets — say lots about who we are and what our pets mean to us. It’s a truism that’s especially evident in the examination room, whether people coo sweet nothings to their beloveds … or chat […]
Amid earthquake devastation, dogs in Japan are epitome of loyalty
Spoiler alert: Both dogs have been rescued by Kenn Sakurai and his team, and are in the care of professionals. There’s nothing dramatic, in the conventional sense, about this clip. You simply witness compassion in its purest and most honest form, a subtly moving tribute of one dog’s loyalty to his injured companion. Many […]
Help animals displaced by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami
Sherri, a friend of a friend of mine, lives in Japan and has volunteered for four years with ARK (Animal Refuge Kansai). Sherri reports that while her community has largely been spared fatalities due to the earthquake and tsunami, she’s only about a six hour drive from major devastation. Rescuers are attempting to gain access […]
Pet Insurance And Reimubursement
I have pet health insurance. When I filed a claim it took nearly two months for the company to reimburse me.
Pets vs. children: George Clooney’s girlfriend weighs in
This article courtesy of Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA, PetMD.com. George Clooney’s got a new-ish girlfriend. This one’s name is Elisabetta Canalis. She made waves recently after she spoke frankly about not wanting to have children. Her dogs are enough, she explained (which seemed like a good policy to me, given her choice of partners). But […]
Egypt’s animals need our help
Along with the rest of the world, I’ve been watching with fascination the uprising in Egypt. As brave humans rally against an autocratic regime, some giving their lives to bring freedom for all, animals are caught in the crossfire. One organization is taking notice: ESMA (Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals), was born out of […]
Keeping your pets safe: Hidden danger of household toxins
This article courtesy of Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. Most of us know that exposure to household toxins like asbestos can lead to mesothelioma in humans; animals are just as susceptible to common hazards. Understanding that there are hidden dangers lurking around their house, pet owners can keep their furry friends safe, healthy, and ultimately protected. Most […]
Top male and female cat names for 2010
This article courtesy of Pet Insurance 101. 2010 has gone but has left behind memories and instructions for all of us. A lot of pet parents got their pets insured and there’s an important learning for new pet owners. If you want to save your dear pet from unwanted, avoidable distress, and lower pet care […]
Bill would make torturing dog or cat felony offense
This article courtesy of Pet Insurance 101. One year after state lawmakers failed to make it a serious crime to torture dogs and cats, they will consider a similar bill introduced in the Senate this session. Senate Pro Tempore Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport, is sponsoring legislation that would make the deliberate torture, mutilation, maiming or burning […]
Grooming Products by Pet Head
Pet Product Review: Grooming Products by Pet Head Have you heard of the people grooming products under the name Bed Head? Well, these fun products with names like Superstar, Ego Boost, Cocky, and Moisture Maniac are products I use quite often. So, when I came across a new line with the name Pet Head, grooming […]
The Chilly Veterinary Waiting Room And The Politics Of Who Pays For Pet Care
This article courtesy of Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA, PetMD.com. The waiting room in any animal hospital can feel like a cold, lonely place when you’re waiting with a sick pet. It’s worse still when it’s a) so early in the a.m. the doctors have yet to arrive; b) it’s an unknown hospital and you have […]
Petmate Signature Series Pet Beds and Kitty Kat Condos
Pet Product Review – Petmate Signature Series Pet Beds and Kitty Kat Condos The panel was anxious to test out the Signature Series Pet Bed and Kitty Kat Condo sent by the awesome team at Petmate! If you’re looking for a last minute gift for the dog or cat lover in your life, I highly […]
Dog rescue and animal rescue stories
Follow DogTime Editor-in-Chief, Leslie Smith, as she travels the country profiling animal shelters and their teams, passionate in their commitment to aid animals in need.
Animal abuse registry — and why the HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle opposes it
Yesterday I received two emails from two different animal welfare groups taking opposing views on the same topic. The first came from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), and featured a photo of Justin, the 19-pound Doberman found starving and on the brink of death in a foreclosed home. The ALDF was reporting two […]
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