I recently began noticing that my daughter's autism service dog, Oakley, relaxes in some pretty odd positions
Could you imagine having to give up your pet because you couldn't afford to spay or neuter it? Sadly, in underserved communities in and around the greater L.A. area, the biggest obstacles to spaying and neutering pets -- which is critical to preventing animal homelessness, suffering, and unnecessary euthanasia -- come down primarily to issues of economics and geography.
I wish I could claim psychic powers. But predictable smear campaigns are, by their nature, predictable.
When you discuss acquiring a pet with your youngster, cover the topic of permanency. Help your child understand pets are not like toys that can be tossed aside or given away if he grows bored with them. Make sure he understands the commitment he is making is for the lifetime of the pet.
Her concept, "Name the Rescue," is simple: animal shelters allow people or businesses to name an adoptable pet (a.k.a. rescue pet) in exchange for a donation.
We first noticed feral kittens in our front yard last spring. At the time we just thought they were cute, and didn't try to interact with them -- like all undomesticated animals, they ran away if my wife or I walked anywhere near them.
It's official. Your cat really IS giving you the cold shoulder. Not only is Garfield's hearing just fine, so is his ability to understand when you're...
Watch as a baby elephant, panda, penguins and horses frolic happily in the snow. It just might make you love winter that much more.
Many people have trouble with their cats because they don't understand or speak cat language. It's kind of like an English speaker attempting Mandarin but not knowing about tones. You're attempting to say "Hi! I really like you! Let's be friends" but in Cat what you're saying is "Hey you jerk. You'd better stay away or I'll kick your a**."
What does one say about a couple embarking on a long road trip to Florida with multiple destinations in pursuit of family, adventure, and warmth while accompanied by two other family members -- their pet cats, who just happen to be 13-year-old brothers?
As a physician and a researcher, I always like to know the source of health advice. Just because something is published in a science journal or reported on the news doesn't mean it's true. You need to look at how a study is designed, as well as decide if it seems to make sense. Here's some health advice that you should think twice about.
Could today's children experience "sibling rivalry" -- with the family dog? As an increasing number of Americans consider their pets to be like children -- and themselves to be "pet parents" -- the concept of sibling rivalry is taking on a whole new dimension.
People use Craigslist and Facebook for just about anything nowadays, even giving away pets. Don't do this! Dog fighters scour Craigslist and Facebook all day looking for pets they can use as bait. Craigslist is a gold mine to animal abusers and dog fighters.
They call it "Twitch." It's named for a beloved cat left behind long ago in Richmond, Va., before a seminal move to the West Coast.It's an intricately constructed, handmade ukulele, painted exquisitely in a style that defies definition.
Paws & Claws at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is a twenty-first century take on the historically significant subject of pets and other seemingly benign animals in art.