About Kim Campbell Thornton

Kim Campbell Thornton has been writing about dogs and cats for 32 years. She is the award-winning author of more than two dozen books and hundreds of articles on animal care, health and behavior. Her muses are two Cavaliers and a Pomihuahua.

Help Kittens Have Happy Vet Visits

Help Kittens Have Happy Vet Visits

Kittens & Puppies

Starting life with a kitten is an adventure for both of you. And the first big hurdle the two of you may face as you navigate your life together is the visit to the veterinarian. How it goes can determine the path of your new pet’s health care throughout her life. The goal of Fear […]

Feline Hospice Offers a Fear Free Path To a Life’s End

Feline Hospice Offers a Fear Free Path To a Life’s End

Senior Pets

Cats these days can make the most of their nine lives, thanks to advances in veterinary care, nutrition and just love from their people. The day comes, though, when nothing more can be done to save their lives, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that euthanasia is an immediate next step. Pet hospice programs can help […]

Forgetful Feline? Your Cat May Have Cognitive Dysfunction

Forgetful Feline? Your Cat May Have Cognitive Dysfunction

Senior Pets

Does your geriatric cat prowl the house late at night, yowling mournfully or “get lost” behind the toilet tank? Instead of giving a happy mrrrp when you return home from work, does she look confused, as if she doesn’t recognize you? Although your cat may still be in good physical condition, she may have developed […]

Cat-cophony? Take The Fear Out Of Loud Noises

Cat-cophony? Take The Fear Out Of Loud Noises

Training

Do cats develop fears of loud noises such as fireworks? You bet! Cats have keen hearing that is as sensitive as that of dogs. We don’t always recognize that a cat may be fearful of loud noises because unlike dogs, who may engage in destructive behavior in an attempt to escape, the typical feline response […]

How You Can Treat Your Pet to a Bon Voyage

How You Can Treat Your Pet to a Bon Voyage

Travel & Safety

For humans and pets, flying is stressful, no doubt about it. But if you are planning to move cross-country this summer or take your pet on vacation with you, flying may be the best way to transport a dog or cat who will fit in a carrier that slides beneath your seat. Here are our […]