In the moments after my 11-year-old pup passed away, I kissed her head, wrapped her still warm body in an old slipcover, and texted my partner Colin about her death, letting him know I'd call him after I got things sorted out.
The ASPCA's Cruelty Intervention Advocacy is a holistic intervention approach that takes into account how the societal challenges that pet owners often face -- including poverty, housing restrictions, lack of transportation, and limited resources -- profoundly affect the animals under their care. I'd like to share why this uncommon approach is so necessary to keep animals alive.
All in all, I am a firm believer that if you are a true dog lover, owning a dog can bring so much joy to your life. A dog is called "man's best friend" for all of these reasons listed, and many more.
eing mindful does not mean being happy all the time. It means being "present."
Nahla, my beautiful pitbull rescue, has taught me more about love, happiness, and loyalty in the past year than my husband ever did. She is fiercely kind, comforting, and forgiving -- everything I could ever want in a spouse.
Since becoming a grandfather two years ago, I've really been on a roll. But nothing could top taking my granddaughter, Chloe, to Washington, D.C., for the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Photo of Lucky by Greg Frucci, April 2015 "Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies." -- Aristotle...
Do we go with baseball-stadium scams or jobs? Let's watch what's happening in Rhode Island. There, Gov. Gina Raimondo is right to focus a lot on job training. You repeatedly hear from business executives that there aren't enough people in the state with adequate literacy and numeracy.
On Tuesday when we heard a ruckus from his spot in the corner, we both awoke and yelled, "Achilles, stop it!" It didn't stop. "STOP IT!" then "Achilles, what the hell, we're trying to sleep! SHUT UP! Because that's something really nice you should say to a confused, terrified dog who is having a seizure for the first time in his ten healthy, energetic years of life.
Serge Normant loves Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Jessica Chastian and Katie Holmes to name a few, but the woman who truly stole his heart is Emma. Emma is a short haired blonde beauty with two very long ears and who can speak three different languages. Très chic!
The world lost a great trendsetter, celebrity, and friend on April 21. It is actually truly sad to mourn the loss of Tinkerbell, Paris Hilton's long-t...
Anxiety issues are a huge part of PTSD. Most people think of flashbacks and behavior and mood volatility when they hear the letters "PTSD", but anxiety can be the most overwhelming part, especially when the triggers don't make sense.
Pet ownership can be one of the great pleasures in life but a big financial surprise for those who don't research and plan for everyday and emergency costs. Before taking on the new addition, do your homework and create a budget.
Apparently you need to be reminded of the rules of this house. My house. The house I let you and that filthy dog share with me. Rule number one is you need to do what I want you to do when I want you to do it and I want you to get rid of the dim-witted dog. Now. Please.
Hands down, this was the worst infectious outbreak in my 29-year veterinary career. I want to congratulate the Chicago pet owners for listening to our professional advice and being so proactive with their pet's health.
For many people dogs are considered to be family members and their best friends. Indeed, because of the long period of close association between dogs and humans, a deep bond has evolved (for numerous references and discussion please click here).