Bentley the Shih Tzu was the victim of a terrible person. Bentley was dropped at a shelter in Meltham, England, covered with mats and smelling like oil.
At my dinner table, my family frequently asks me about my workday. Most days I share crazy or funny stories about my patients. Regrettably, on a few days, I share tragic stories.
I wish I could claim psychic powers. But predictable smear campaigns are, by their nature, predictable.
Harsh winter weather can have serious impacts on the health of our beloved canine companions, and so far, 2015 has kicked off with some headline-makin...
A dog was injured by a car in southeast D.C. Wednesday. His canine friend was uninjured but refused to leave his best friend's side, staring at oncoming traffic and never wandering more than a few feet from his injured companion.
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.
It's always appalling to see animals abused and betrayed for profit, especially when the activity is legal and defended as a "sport." That's the reality of greyhound racing, but the reasons this detestable industry still exists defy not just our humane values, but common sense as well.
There is the expensive sheepskin glove that was a long ago birthday gift; a tan pigskin glove that belonged to my late father in the forties; there is the warm and wonderful cashmere lined leather one I bought as a pair last year -- found at the bottom of the clearance pile in a pseudo British store on Madison Avenue.
I take great comfort in the fact that some of her last moments were spent with Dad and me, and especially with such a compassionate puppy, who somehow knew what my dying mother needed most: unconditional love.
February is the month dedicated to loving everyone who is special in your life -- but what about your four-legged friends? If you need some reasons to love your favorite pup, look no further.
A fire broke out in the basement of the home where she lived with her owner, Ben Ledford, in Ohio. Firefighters found Carmen laying on over her owners face, trying to shield him from the smoke and flames.
Years ago, while driving in Florida, I was pulled over by a state trooper on my way from Sarasota to Tampa to teach a class. Unbeknownst to me, my car had a broken taillight. The trooper asked for my license, which, it turns out, I accidentally left on my dresser.
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.
I'd like to sadly present a recent medical case of mine to convince those non-supporting vaccination policy individuals that they are foolishly playing Russian roulette with their loved one's good health.
Dogs get the value of cuddling for its own sake. They like to snuggle up to you while you read in bed and while you polish your toenails and while you talk on the phone, and this is actually -- get this -- all they want. What's more, dogs are actually interested in whatever you are interested in. Jazz concerts by the lake? Awesome.
Virginia's Attorney General has announced a new animal law unit in response to the refusal to prosecute PETA for some of its workers allegedly stealing and killing a little girl's dog.