Help the Turtles

Why did the turtle cross the road? Who knows! It’s summertime! With warmer temperatures, there will be a lot more wildlife activity going on. This includes the amount of turtles attempting to cross the street! While their tough shells protect them from most things, it won’t save these reptiles from getting run over by a […]

Unique Therapy Animals

Not all therapy animals are dogs. Keep reading to learn more! To conclude my mini-series on service animals, I want to highlight all of the other critters that can become service animals. That’s right, dogs aren’t the only ones! Back in August 2013, Time magazine put together a list of top service animals. The list […]

Birds in the Summer

While summertime is hot for us humans, can you imagine how it feels to your pet bird—covered with feathers? Learn how to keep your bird cool during the hottest months of the year. Almost everyone who owns a dog or cat knows that during the summer, their pets will shed their winter coats. However, what […]

Pet Anxiety: When You Go on Vacation

Bye, bye Fido. We’ll be back soon! This is the time of year that many families take vacations. Here are some tips to help your pet cope when the family leaves him for a few days. If your pet is anything like ours, it hates to see you leave. Those sad puppy eyes always grip us […]

Arthritis in Cats

Arthritis in Cats

We explore the common causes of arthritis in cats and methods for ensuring your feline senior citizen remains comfortable and pain free. It’s not always easy to tell if your elderly cat is suffering from arthritis because the symptoms are subtle and slow in onset. He’s not likely to show an obvious limp, so you […]

Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in Dogs

Many canine senior citizens become stiff and sore in their joints as they age. However, there is much you can do to slow the development of arthritis and to manage the symptoms if they occur. The word ‘arthritis’ comes from two Greek phrases ‘arthro’ which means joint, and ‘itis’ which means inflammation, so arthritis is […]