The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers some great advice for keeping your dog or cat safe from winter hazards, and I've added a few suggestions of my own to the list.
There are countless benefits to pet ownership, and when you know you saved your furry companion from an unpleasant fate, it makes the bond you share that much more meaningful.
Last November, I wrote about a new law in Baltimore that created the first anti-animal abuse commission of its kind. This law and the commission it created are the legacy of a dog who became known as Phoenix.
Any dog or cat owner will speak of a favored toy that, in the course of being gnawed, shredded, punctured, torn, eviscerated, has become an indispensable companion to their pet.
The recent success of several television shows dealing with the issue of hoarding is due to what I call the train-wreck effect. Getting to go behind the veil into the homes of people with extreme hoarding behavior is like looking at a horrible accident: it's traumatizing to see but you just can't look away.
Eating meat grown in labs rather than from the carcass of a once living cow, pig or chicken is inching closer to reality every day as scientists have agreed to some key positions concerning issues surrounding cultured meat production.
Studies prove that pets provide physical health benefits, offer stress relief and detect or predict health challenges. Some pets now are used prior to health tests like MRIs to reduce patient fear.
Through my scientific training and through common sense investigation, we found that it was useful and began treating patients with Poly-MVA over 15 years before further study demonstrated its usefulness.
It's no big news that human beings love their animals. Some folks love their pets so much that they perceive them as family members, even as children.
Instead of presuming that animals feel nothing, and that experiences such as fear and pain are innately human, why don't we err on the side of caution and assume that animals do feel something.
One of the major obstacles to our efforts to save the city's homeless animals is that the city cuts the budget of the city's shelter system virtually every year.
A key measure of any city's humanity is how it treats its animals, and unfortunately New York falls short compared to the rest of the country. It is time for this to change.
Elephants, lions, tigers, horses, bears and other animals are used across the world for entertainment. However, until recently, I had not considered a Jewish perspective on circuses.
5:30 AM or so, the pain begins. A heavy pressure, an unexpected weight, making it hard to breathe; laborious, must work to fill my lungs against the pressure pushing down on my chest. What awful malady am I suffering?
As you admire the adorable puppies in the window of your local pet store, do you ever wonder where they come from? If you have no idea, you are not alone.