By Caryl Wolff
National Pet Preparedness Month is timed for the first month of hurricane season and urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster...and that includes making plans for what to do with your dog in case of natural (hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, floods) or manmade (terrorist attacks, power outages, fires, street closures due to traffic accidents, chemical spills, or police activity) disasters. Let's look at ways to be ready in case disaster strikes.
By Audrey Pavia
This time of year makes us think about fatherhood. We consider our fathers and how well they raised us, or we think about what kind of fathers we were or are to our kids. This Father's Day, we have something else to consider: what kind of "father" are we to our dogs? After all, being a father isn't just about the physical act of siring someone. It's mostly about providing love, care and guidance--something good "dog dads" give to their pets.
By Justin Young
Dog dads are a special breed. In addition to the unconditional love he gives his canine companion, he also spends a lot of time taking walks and playing with his dog, giving baths and even cleaning up after his best friend. This Fathers Day, celebrate the unique bond between dad and dog pet with some gifts to help dad relax.
Saying, “Goodbye,” is never easy, especially to a pet that has been a part of your family. That’s why even a year after making the tough decision to euthanize my cat due to a deadly disease, the wound is still sore. Coupled with the death of another close family member, my cat’s death has left me emotionally spent.
You've had a bad day at work, and you're spoiling for a fight with someone, anyone. You walk in the back door after a long commute, and your dog runs to greet you, wagging his tail and almost grinning in response to seeing you, his favorite person. Suddenly you smile as you bend down to pet his...
There are few things as exciting as becoming a pet owner for the first time. It’s the beginning of a journey that involves love, companionship, and care. But you can’t just haphazardly adopt a new pet. In order to make sure both you and your pet are happy together, you need to know what’s right for you, whether you can provide all that the animal needs, and how to make them comfortable as soon as they walk through your front door.