Once again I'm frustrated by the confusing terminology found on pet food labels. I frequently find pet food labels covered with meaningless words written by advertisers trying to entice you to buy their product without sharing with you their true merit.
When many people think of massage, they think of guilty pleasure -- something they might be willing to splurge on only occasionally, perhaps on vacation. And for themselves, not the family pet!
When another living being loves you so much, why would you ever doubt your self worth? We should instead strive to live up to that love and be the type of person our dog thinks we are.
It's August, and the thermometer has risen to over 85 degrees again. You are out with your best friend who always wears an impractical black fur coat. What can you do to keep her cool?
In spite of the seasonal media campaigns aimed at raising awareness among the French, more than 60,000 dogs, cats, hamsters and gerbils are abandoned by their owners every summer. Voltaire's story has a happy ending.
Wouldn't it be great to be able to offer delicious, delectable treats to your pet that also provide your dog or cat with species-appropriate nutrition? Say no more!
The work we do to fight violence against animals may help more than the dog or the cat we are working to save. What is done to protect the animals has vital equivalents in the lives of children.
A growing number of pet owners are turning to mobile veterinarians or "vets on wheels" to care for furry family members.
Molly is a happy and healthy little mutt, and her favorite thing to do is play is a little game that we invented together called "Monster."
Both these social arrangements seem to point to the existence of higher-status cats in multi-cat environments. If this is the case, it's conceivable the owner of a "boss cat" could be -- in the eyes of the cat -- another employee in his organization.
"He's a rescue." How many times have you heard it said? How many times have you said it? Having a rescue dog is a matter of pride, and those words are always followed by a story.
If a localized skin infection is left untreated, your dog could wind up on antibiotics, which is something we want to avoid. I've never had to resort to antibiotics to treat my dogs' bacterial skin infections, because I do two things as soon as I notice a problem.
We need to communicate with Dr Francis Collins, Director of the NIH, to ask him to intervene to have the Rockville 15 released to sanctuary, rather than warehoused in a laboratory at taxpayers' expense.
As you take precautions to protect yourself in this heat wave and upcoming hot summer months, don't forget to protect our pets. Heat-related illness impacts animals too.
Two special guys are in my life: my dogs, Festus and Cyrus. Festus is a three-legged pit bull/Rottweiler. Cyrus is a tiny terrier born without front legs. These dogs are my greatest teachers. Here are some of the simple lessons that I have learned from them.
Dr. Aysha Akhtar looks at the interlocking animal and human health issues involved in domestic violence, animal-fighting, animal attacks, the wildlife trade, factory farming, climate change, and drug development.