9 Things Never to Say to Someone Who’s Lost a Pet…

Your friend’s pet just passed away, and she’s devastated. While you know it’s  a sad time, you may not be able to grasp the emotional turmoil she’s  experiencing if you’ve never owned a pet. “Pet parents are made to feel guilty  when their grief is more extreme than it would be for a human Continue reading

5 Summer Hazards for Cats to Avoid…

In my years as a veterinarian, I've given a lot of advice - in print, online, over the airwaves and on national TV and, yes, in person. Do this, not that. Avoid this, choose that. I've seen my colleagues do the same, over exam room tables, at conferences and in various forms of media. The Continue reading

Questions For Barbara J. King, Author Of ‘How Animals Grieve’

Attributing human characteristics to animals makes for great cartoons, but it's not usually considered rigorous science. Now, a new book argues that animals do think and feel in ways similar to humans. Barbara J. King is a professor of anthropology and a commentator on NPR's science blog, Continue reading

: Why Some Owners Choose to Stay and Some Choose to Go

It’s universally true that the worst moments of any pet owner’s animal-loving life will inevitably coincide with the final moments of a pet's life. But not everyone experiences last rites in the same way: Some owners choose to be with their pets, while others feel compelled to not be Continue reading

Local Pet Owners Seek Closure With Funerals For Deceased Animals…

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The loss of a pet can be a devastating experience, and a rising number of people are treating that loss the same way that they would treat the death of any other family member. David Le told CBS 2′s Kristine Johnson that his dog was treated like a member of his Continue reading

3 Common Kitten Behavior Problems and How to Curb Them

Like human babies, feline babies aren't born innately knowing how to be good. In fact, they're born innately knowing how to get into mischief. Your job is to curtail that misbehavior and, when it gets out of hand, redirect it into acceptable behavior. Of course, some kittens are wilder or Continue reading

7 Things That Help Me Cope with Grief After Losing a Cat

It's never easy letting go. These are things I've learned by paying attention to the grief process. Grieving the loss of a cat is excruciating. In fact, I'm going through it as I write this. I think the grief process is one of the hardest, most intense experiences we have to get Continue reading

Springtime Dangers Lurk in Pretty Packages

Spring and its traditional activities are a high-risk period for animals. Poisonings are most common, although ingested objects are also dangerous. Crinkly leftover Easter grass is dangerous for both dogs and cats, since the threads can be tangled in the intestine. Empty plastic eggs still Continue reading

CPR for your pets…..

We just wanted to share this with you! Please print this out and keep somewhere in case of an emergency with your furry friends.... Also, please share it with other pet owners so that other furry lives can be saved Continue reading

Pet insurance: A good deal? Or a rip off?

When it comes to our pets, my wife and I will spend whatever it takes to give them the best medical care possible. Like so many other people today, we consider them to be members of the family. Our dog, Jack, has his own ophthalmologist. A few years ago, he needed a series of laser Continue reading

Pet Poisons From A to Z…

It can happen to even the best pet owners. You turn around for one second and the dog is into the chocolate that was sitting on the counter, or the cat has discovered the Easter lily you thought was safely out of the way. "We just don't realize how determined our pets are to eat the Continue reading

Freeze Dry your pet?

Receptionist Lessie Calvert sits behind her desk surrounded by freeze-dried animals at Anthony Eddy's Wildlife Studio in Slater, Missouri, on February 12, 2013. Animal lovers from across the country call on Anthony Eddy and his team to faithfully preserve their beloved departed pets for Continue reading