Whether you’re in need of a new gig or just really love dogs, a job as a professional dog sitter might be in your near future if you follow these tips!
Service dogs can help stroke patients with mobility, accessibility, and warning their owners of upcoming attacks. They can also provide companionship for those who are depressed or withdrawn.
This editorial courtesy of Dr. Patty Khuly, PetMD.com.With all this attention being afforded to hoarders of all stripes (reference a veritable media explosion on the discussion of animal and non-animal hoarding), I’ve noticed a trend towards a demonized depiction of the so-called, “crazy cat lady.” This is of great concern to me… and to my […]
Dear Labby,My friend Glen came over to meet my newly adopted Heeler, Greta. When Glen reached down to pet her, Greta (who is still a little nervous) bit Glen on the arm without breaking skin. Glen is somewhat of a hypochondriac and went to the doctor later that week with an “achy arm.” The doctor […]
Question:Previously I had pet insurance and had a bad experience where they paid less than half of what my veterinarian charged. I felt the charges were appropriate given the seriousness of my dog’s illness. Did my vet charge too much? Or was the pet insurance not worth it?Answer:You had a plan that paid your pet’s […]
Question:My dog has had several bladder infections. They seem to respond to treatment and then several months or a year later another infection develops. Is this something that would be covered by pet insurance?Answer:Whether or not this would be covered would depend on the company and the timing between episodes. Some companies will not cover […]
This article courtesy of woofreport.com.Does your dog gaze at you intently while you’re eating, his eyes locked on you like nothing else matters in the world? He doesn’t want your food, he’s memorizing your facial features so he can tell you apart from others. Actually, that’s probably not the case and he’d like a bite […]
You met the person of your dreams. You both have dogs. Or he has a cat and you have a dog. You love his pets and he loves yours. The relationship is getting serious. So how do you get the pets to get along? Here are 10 tips on how to help new dog friends […]
Most of these etiquette tips are no-brainers, but you’d be surprised at how often basic dog park rules are violated — if not ignored. Here they are for your consideration:No aggressive dogs! Don’t bring an aggressive, dominant dog to the park. Dogs who continually challenge everyone, hackles and all, don’t need to be there. Please.No […]
Michael Vick wants to get a dog. HSUS president Wayne Pacelle supports him (for the full story, check out yesterday’s post).Michael Vick:”I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process. I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my […]
Yesterday, Michael Vick was quoted as saying he’d like to have a dog:”I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process. I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love, and my passion for animals.”My first reaction was […]