Why is devocalization of dogs and cats legal?
Barking dogs can alert us to danger. It’s there way of talking. Yes, listening to dogs barking on and on is troubling. The problem isn’t with the dog, it’s with the owner. A well-trained dog doesn’t bark incessantly. And cat lovers know there isn’t a sound more soothing than that of a purring kitty. So, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Finding a new vet
Question: I just moved across the country and need to find a new vet. What questions should I be asking potential DVMs and how should I make my decision? Answer: To find a new veterinarian, first ask friends and neighbors who they recommend. Recommendations from existing clients is very valuable. You may also wish to […]
Do most create wills for pets?
Question: Do you find that most people make provisions in their wills or elsewhere for the care of their pets? Answer: No, and most attorneys drafting wills do not make the care of pets a routine part of the estate planning process. The pet owner must insist that provision be made for the care of […]