Tag Archives: care

Chinchilla Challenge: Are They Right for You?

Chinchilla Challenge: Are They Right for You?

Behavior, Exotics

Confession: I once bought a pet completely on impulse. I knew that wasn’t how you were supposed to do it, but I just handed over the money and took him home. That’s how irresistibly cute chinchillas are. I’d owned rodents before, so I knew some of the basics, but I quickly discovered that a chinchilla […]

Keeping Pets With Seniors Who Love Them

Keeping Pets With Seniors Who Love Them

Relationships

New Mexico resident Theresa Kline is active and independent at age 81. But after her beloved Westie, Abby, passed away last year, she wondered if she should get another dog. Would having a dog tie her down? And what would happen to her pet if she became ill? Still, Kline missed canine companionship and voiced […]

How to Cope When You Hear the “C” Word

How to Cope When You Hear the “C” Word

Relationships

It’s a sad fact that roughly six million dogs and a similar number of cats are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States, according to the Animal Cancer Foundation. No animal lover wants to hear the dreaded “C” word, but many of us have or will. Colorado resident Britton Slagle knows the pain […]

How to be the Perfect Pet-Sitting Client

How to be the Perfect Pet-Sitting Client

Travel & Safety

What information does your pet sitter need to efficiently care for your home and pets? After 25 years as a pet sitter, I find it falls into two categories: pet care and “all that other stuff.” Here’s how to ensure that your pet sitter knows the most important details about your animal’s care. Meals, Meds, […]