Pet owners are often portrayed as rescuers, with their newly-freed animals seen as rescued. But that exchange of generosity and appreciation goes both ways. We give to animals because what we get in return is immeasurable.
Shame on ABC for trying to generate this controversy and incite pet owners to be distrustful of their veterinarian.
I learned that when your dog does something completely outrageous, you may not be able to keep completely calm, but you have a lot of control over how you react. One thing I learned is to 'find the funny,' rather than get angry or frustrated.
The close relationship between humans and dogs is something of an evolutionary mystery. Is the dog a slave, or a parasite? Have we adapted them to our purposes, or have they exploited us for free food and shelter? Either way, we are so close it can hurt.
We have even been known to FaceTime so they can see their granddogs, much to the confusion of Julie and Stephan who look quizzically at the screen when they hear the high pitched voices calling their names.
This week as the brutal 'War Against Nature' raged on, the conscious world fought back as hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe united...
War heroes. Tough travelers. These animals covered long distances in their lifetimes, even traveling to outer space.
When I was fostering, curious people wanted to know how I was able to give up my foster dogs. In time, they willingly and excitedly found their way into the hearts and homes of their new owners. With each wet-nosed kiss goodbye, I learned that that life really is full of pawsibilities.
By William "Bill" Wynne I learned a lot from my yorkie Smoky during my 18 months of combat in the SWPA and the Far Pacific during World War II. She m...
While most dog attacks are not intentionally provoked, in some cases the dogs are intentionally trained. And in the case where a tough-breed of dog is owned by a violent criminal that cause is higher on the list.
A best practice is to have a contract with those employees wanting to bring animals to work. This isn't exactly 'fun,' spontaneous and informal, but that way an employee can determine whether it is appropriate to bring their beloved pet into the office.
Sure, we all have snapshots we've taken of our dogs over the years. But wouldn't you love to have beautiful, lasting mementos?
This debilitating degenerative disease is seen primarily in small dogs, and Digger is a rambunctious mix of terrier, Chihuahua and dachshund, so he's just about got the "small dog" market cornered.
Five years after having twin girls, I can say that living with and loving dogs has taught me the eleven essential truths of being a parent.
From the outset, Jenny has always been insatiably curious and very opinionated. Unlike the five other dogs with whom we've shared our lives, Jenny's felt she must weigh-in on anything and everything in the neighborhood.
Although age is the greatest risk factor for developing CDS, it is not the only factor involved. With neurologic signs that mimic Alzheimer's disease in humans, pets as young as eight years of age may present with signs of CDS.