Animal Joy: Protect Your Pet From Extreme Cold


“All beings tremble before violence. 
All fear death, all love life. See 
yourself in others. Then whom can 
you hurt? What harm can you do?”
 – Buddha It’s no coincidence that I came across this article from The Humane Society of the United States about protecting our pets from frigid winter temperatures. I posted it […]

Sweet Victories For Animals! HSUS Heart Warming Animal Rescue Video Stories From 2011


Wayne Pacelle and The Humane Society of the Untied States have put together a beautiful retrospective video from 2011 – A year of heart warming animal rescue stories! .. You made a difference for animals. You were a hero for the dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, wildlife, and so many more who desperately needed help. That’s […]

Does Your Dog Eat Poop? Expert Explores Unexplained Animal Behavior


Why do animals yawn? Why do cats eat grass? Why do they purr? And why on Earth does my pet eat poop? Benjamin Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVB, and distinguished professor emeritus at the University of California — Davis, addressed some of the more inexplicable behaviors of companion animals in his talk at the American Veterinary […]

New ASPCA Program Takes Action to Prevent Animal Hoarding


It happens more often than you might think: ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Agents receive a call about a New York City resident who, like thousands of hoarders nationwide, is housing more animals than he can care for adequately. The Agents arrive at the scene to find that, while the situation doesn’t violate the law, […]

Pet Holiday Safety Tips


Lights, decorations, good food…every year, as we celebrate the holidays, we fill our homes with seasonal cheer for ourselves and our families. However, what may seem beautiful and harmless to us may pose hidden dangers to our pets. Don’t let an emergency spoil the festivities! Below are some common holiday hazards for dogs and cats […]

Veterinarian Says Natural Foods Not Always Best For Pets


While natural food is a rising trend among humans, pet owners should be careful before feeding similar types of food to their pets, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. All too often pet owners assume that because certain foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are healthy for them, they are also healthy for their […]

Your Aging Pet-5 Health Concerns To Watch For


Did you know that cats are considered to be senior at 11 years of age and dogs become senior at 7 to 10 years of age? Dogs and cats age five to seven times faster than people do, so health-related changes can occur quickly. Because pets can be very good at hiding signs of illness, […]

Earth Talk: Ditch Toxic Flea Collars


Despite improvements in recent years, pesticides in flea collars are still harmful to pets and humans. Are there ways to minimize fleas without resorting to chemical concoctions? And is anything being done to ban these dangerous products from store shelves? Americans spend some $1 billion each year on products designed to combat fleas. Many of […]