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 […]

Summer Safety: Dogs, Kids and Water


A favorite summer pastime for many of us is relaxing by a pool or a lake while unwinding from the day or – better yet – even spending the whole day poolside blissfully relaxed. If your dog is in tow, however, it is essential to stay alert. Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs enjoy […]

Dangerous Dogs: Is It Really The Dog’s Fault?


The majority of American pet owners believe a well-trained dog is safe — even if it comes from one of the “bully breeds.” Some dog breeds, such as pit bulls or Rottweilers, are considered truly dangerous by 28 percent of American pet owners, but an Associated poll found that 71 percent said any breed […]

When Adopting A Dog, Avoid Breed Discrimination Of Pit Bulls


If you are thinking of adopting a dog or a puppy, consider a pit bull. Despite the stereotype that many prospective adopters have, pit bulls make very gentle and loyal family dogs. In fact, the pit bull is considered one of the friendliest dogs. There is no such thing as a bad breed. Pit bulls […]

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 […]

Signs of an Animal Hoarder


Animal hoarders can be overwhelmed caregivers, rescuers or sociopaths. Go inside their minds and learn what to do if you suspect hoarding. Just how long Barbara Onderdonk had been hoarding Shetland sheepdogs is unknown. What is known is that she stored dogs like throwaway clothing in her garage in Buncombe County, N.C., and that ultimately, […]

Do You Know What Your Pet Is Eating?


If you’ve ever eaten something that doesn’t agree with you then you know it takes only a bit of time for you to realize that you should not have put that in your mouth! Sometimes it’s hard enough for us to have the discretion we need when trying to avoid an adverse effect such as […]

Keeping Your Dog Cool And Comfy!


Boarded and seated on the just unloaded late arrival plane in south Florida, patiently awaiting our departure, (row 17) I watch in front of me (row 16, aisle seat) a woman arrive with her “wipes” already in hand! (Weapon of choice against those pesky germs!) She is wiping everything in site about her: seat, overhead […]

Protect Your Pet: Cocoa Mulch May Be Deadly!


Please tell every dog or cat owner you know. Beware of Cocoa Mulch! Even if you don’t have a pet, please pass this to those who do. Over the weekend, the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. The dogs loved the way it smelled and it was […]

Important Pet and Plant Safety


When I think of Marijuana I am immediately reminded of my husband’s Grandma Lillian (Lilly), may she rest in peace, who past away at the beautiful old age of 101. Imagine living an entire century-all that she has seen and experienced.  Lilly was as sharp as a tac and perfectly healthy until her loving and […]