- Can dogs detect cancer?
Can dogs detect cancer? Yes! Our friends over at Petcentric tell the story of an amazing connection between a woman and her dog — a special bond that helped save one life and help many others. Deborah Greco, DVM, Ph.D, has dedicated her life to wellness. She’s the former Chief of Medicine at The Animal Medical [...]
- Five Downsides of Adopting a Pet
If you know me, you know I like to talk about pet adoption. A lot. Ad nauseum. Like, always. And it’s a bit much, I realize. Even my closest friends tend to go glassy-eyed these days as soon as I start shifting the conversation petward. I’m sure my statuses have been hidden more than a [...]
- Fun Cleanup Games for Dogs
Indoor games are great for you and your dog to play together! This is especially true for apartment and city dogs, or even dogs with their own yard when its too dark or cold to play outside. Part of your responsibility as a good pet parent is to keep your dog active and alert with [...]
- Choosing a Name For Your Adopted Pet
Carl Chicken Nugget. Yes, that is what my cousin has to yell from the back door when calling the family dog inside! That might be what happens if you let small children name your newly adopted pet too. Hence my first rule in pet naming: Unless you’re excited about a pet with a possibly very [...]
- Losing Your Best Pet Friend
The loss of a pet is one of the most difficult situations a pet owner and animal lover will need to endure. Never is the comfort and constant companionship a pet provides more evident than when it is no longer there. When you lose a pet, you don’t just lose an animal; you lose your [...]
- Take our survey: Is having a pet good for your health?
Is Having Pets Good for Your Health? It’s a pretty interesting question and we want to hear your opinions about this interesting topic! How does having pets impact your health? Take our quick nine-question survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2M57C3D and let us know how many pets you have currently, (it’s okay if you don’t have any right [...]
- Dog Park Etiquette
Dog parks are a wonderful thing. For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to have a fenced-in yard, dog parks are a great way for your pup to get the exercise he needs without being confined to a leash. They’re also great for making sure that your dog stays socialized with other dogs. However, [...]
- Pet meditation will make you happier
A compassionate pet person I know recently was pontificating about how amazing it was how much we enjoy having pets, despite the difficulties they can put us through with say, destroying our couch, or otherwise emptying our wallets. Pets provide us with so much joy and love, most pet owners will agree they are worth [...]
- The Yellow Dog Project – Dogs In Need of Space
You may have seen them already: big and small, yellow ribbons tied to a dog’s collar or leash. No, the dog isn’t necessarily welcoming home a war veteran! The ribbon is sending you a very visible message through a simple and pretty medium! Think of a yellow stoplight telling you to go slow. The Yellow Dog [...]
- How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Actually Need?
We all want our dogs to be happy and healthy! However, providing the best care possible is an ongoing learning experience. One issue many dog owners have is figuring out just how much exercise their faithful companions need. Not only can lack of exercise cause dogs to experience health problems like obesity; it can also [...]