Planning Saves People And Pets During Disasters

Planning Saves People And Pets During Disasters

Travel & Safety

As Hurricane Harvey heads toward the southeastern coast of the United States, it’s a good idea to review your family’s disaster preparedness plan. You do have one, right? Whether you live in Tornado Alley or an earthquake, fire, or flood zone, you need to have a plan to ensure the safety of family members, including […]

Skunked, Again!

Skunked, Again!

Behavior & Training

If your dog has land to ramble, there’s a good chance he’ll encounter a skunk. City dogs aren’t immune, since wildlife often ignores property boundaries to have babies under your front porch. It’s understandable when clueless dogs get skunked during a close encounter of the stinky kind. But why do they repeat the dirty deed […]

Clawful Behavior

Clawful Behavior

Behavior & Training

For many cat owners, redwood would be a good choice when selecting living room furniture. While we all bemoan that rip-rip sound of claws on fabric just as we’re dozing off at night, we can’t change the fact that nature intended cats to have claws. The act of scratching serves a number of purposes for […]

What’s New In Pain Relief For Cats

What’s New In Pain Relief For Cats

Health & Nutrition

Do cats really feel pain? Probably many readers think that just isn’t true. But in fact pain is a common malady shared by all mammals. If something is painful to a human, it is likely painful to a cat. But the feline mystique pervades pain and pain management just like it pervades which food our […]

Good Pet Guests Are Made, Not Born

Good Pet Guests Are Made, Not Born

Travel & Safety

Who’s a good boy or girl? Your pet, we hope, when visiting your friends or family. Whether you’re bringing Reggie or Ravenna to a friend’s home for a couple of hours or to a relative’s home for a week-long stay, your pet’s behavior will determine whether his presence is considered delightful or destructive. Here are […]