Category: Canine family members

Caring for Your Senior Pet

Caring for an aged pet can be a mixed blessing. What a glorious achievement that your cat or dog has become a senior citizen. However, now it is incumbent upon you to recognize and care for special medical… Read More

Our Pets: Property or Family Members?

A number of recent court cases have debated the issue of financial compensation for emotional damages stemming from the negligent loss of a pet. While court systems within the United States view our furry and feathered family members… Read More

Three Essential Steps for Maintaining Your Dog’s Health

As mentioned in my last blog post, the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association recently teamed up to create Guidelines for Canine and Feline Preventive Healthcare. These guidelines have been distributed to veterinarians throughout… Read More

We Made It!

I’m pleased to report that our menagerie (my hubby and I included) have arrived, safe and sound in North Carolina! Thankfully, our trip was mostly uneventful. We had only one hiccup along the way and that occurred in… Read More

When Microchipping Matters Most

I just read a story about a dog named Hanah who was displaced from her family during the recent tornado that terrorized Joplin, Missouri. There have been a couple of post-tornado Hanah sightings, but to date, she’s yet… Read More

Age is Just a Number

When my clients make decisions on behalf of their senior dogs and cats, they routinely factor in their pet’s age.  I often hear statements such as, “I would pursue a diagnosis if only she weren’t so old.” and… Read More

Avoiding Pancreatitis During the Holidays

I wrote the following for one of my favorite magazines, BARK (the inventors of “Dog is my co-pilot”).  With the holidays once again upon us, I thought I’d toss this information out into cyberspace as a timely reminder… Read More

Boo!

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!  Skunks and caterpillars and zebras, oh my!  Never have I seen such an adorable and hilarious assortment of canine Halloween garb as can be found at OhMyDogSupplies.com. I hope you will… Read More

Dogs That Fly

The United States Department of Transportation recently released breed-related information about dogs that have died while traveling in the cargo compartments of airplanes since May 2005. Of the 122 dogs that died, 108 were purebred. Brachycephalic breeds (ones… Read More

Canine Cancer Walk 2010

K9 Cancer Walk April 24, 2010  Join Us to Help Morris Animal Foundation Fight Canine Cancer! Elk Grove Regional Park – Elk Grove, California  Registration/Check-in: 8:30 a.m. K9 Cancer Walk–3K/7K: 10:00 a.m. Speakers’ Program: 11:30 a.m.  Speakers: Dr…. Read More