With potential for lifelong friendship — or lasting tension — make those cat-dog introductions carefully. Check out these tips to help ease the process.
I’m not a particularly spiritual or religious person. My beliefs have me rooted in the here and now, not the hereafter. But since it’s the holiday season and we’re focused on giving and all things godly, I figure it’s a good time for me to chime in.
To live here, you must own a dog or a cat. Up to 2 dogs of any size and as many as 3 kitties. If your pet dies you can adopt another. If you don't have a pet…
But I’m going to let you in on a secret: Some pet owners are treated a little better than others. Why? Because veterinarians are human, of course, and we can’t help but appreciate people who appreciate us.
Being chased and cornered by a dog is stressful for cats, so consider your kitty’s peace of mind as well as safety.
Often times, the commercials that are broadcast during the Super Bowl are more memorable than the game itself, and this year’s offerings were no exception. Companies paid top dollar to promote their products, and one sure way to get people’s attention is by using animals. With that in mind, here are our picks for the […]
This article courtesy of WebVet.comWe heard that Skechers yanked Kim Kardashian as their spokesperson in favor of a dog. Talk about a no-brainer. It’s not about Kim being over-exposed, talentless, and unpopular since she violated the sanctity of marriage. It’s about the dog.Is there anything that makes a product more appealing than having an adorable, […]
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.But hearing […]
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 of […]
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 to […]
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 a […]
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 great […]
Whenever I write about the emotions of animals, reader responses pour in. For anyone who loves a cat or dog (or bird or turtle or rabbit), it’s welcome but not surprising to hear science confirm what we already know: Animals think and feel.Today, as I work on an article about holiday pet adoption, I’m reminded […]
Though it’s been over six months since the BP oil spill, the first thing you see on the homepage of Louisiana’s St. Bernard’s Parish animal shelter is this:The BP Oil Spill disaster has had a devastating effect on the animals of St. Bernard Parish. Dogs and cats by the scores are being surrendered to the […]
Yeah, I know – I’m a goofy, emotional “animal person.” But right now I’m extra verklempt because this is a big day for my employer, DogTime.com. And it’s a huge day for shelter dogs and cats around the country. For the first time in its history, the ASPCA is now listing adoptable animals, nation wide, […]
Attention California drivers! Order your new spay/neuter license plate today and be part of the movement to end pet homelessness.That’s right, Californians. Your state has pledged to help put a dent in the staggering dog and cat euthanasia numbers by releasing a one-of-a-kind license plate. The new spay/neuter license plates – featuring original artwork by […]