Lawn Chemicals Linked to Cancer in Dogs

A new study due to be published in July in the journal Science of the Total Environment finds that dogs are ingesting, inhaling and otherwise being exposed to garden and lawn chemicals that have been associated with bladder cancer. Dogs "could directly ingest the chemicals from the plant, Continue reading

10 OTC Human Drugs that You Can Give Your Pet

In case you don't know, OTC stands for "over the counter," meaning that no prescription is needed. Armed with your vet's say-so, all you have to do is pluck the drug off the store shelf and follow your vet's oral or written instructions. Now wasn't that tons easier (and probably much Continue reading

Understanding the Grieving Process…

Losing a pet Many consider grieving inappropriate for someone who has lost "just a pet." Nothing could be further from the truth. People love their pets and consider them members of their family. Caregivers celebrate their pets' birthdays, confide in their animals, and carry pictures of Continue reading

Comforting a child after a pet’s death…

After a beloved pet dies, grieve with your family through a mix of tears and funny tales. Even pirates cry. So says the Mem Fox book “Tough Boris” (Sandpiper, 1998), the story of a pirate whose parrot died, and “he cried and cried.” “Grief is not a bad thing,” says M. Patricia Hogan, a Continue reading