It has been generally accepted that spaying and neutering dogs are the hallmarks of responsible pet ownership. Here's why you should think twice about desexing your dog and what alternatives are available.
An unintended consequence of importing companion animals from across state lines or even internationally has been an uptick in canine and livestock diseases not previously encountered locally. The AKC is asking lawmakers to evaluate this potential pu
Dogs have been man's best friend for thousands of years and have been naturally or purposefully selected to serve in different capacities alongside humankind. These living heirlooms are worthy of celebration today on National Purebred Dog Day!
Like Bambi and Thumper, Timon and Pumba, and Mowgli and Baloo, Henry and Baloo seem destined for stardom in a Disney movie. The huge and unusual friendship between this cat and dog framed with stunning Colorado scenery seems too large for the sm
With concerning reports of contaminated dog food appearing in the news, everyone is watching their pet's food a little more closely. But how do you know what the various labels and claims on your pet's food containers mean?
Perhaps you've seen posts on social media about cats and dogs getting sick and even dying with people using diffusers with essential oils in them. How do you know if your essential oils could be harming your pet? Are there essential oils that are saf
Around Valentine's Day, we tend to think about love and romance more, but did you know that our relationship with our pets can influence our relationships with other humans? Here are some thoughts about pet ownership and how it impacts our love
Did you know that January 14 of every year is National Dress Up Your Pet Day? This holiday began in 2009 and has been celebrated by pet lovers annually since. It’s a great day to give some attention to your pets and to raise awar
Our last article talked about some general reasons to celebrate your pet each month. Here we discuss specific days to mark on your calendar! We love our pets so much that we’ve created nearly 100 days to celebrate and acknowledge animal issues
Including your pet in the festivities for the big holidays can be quite a bit of fun. Getting them a costume for Halloween, bunny ears for Easter or their own stocking at Christmas are just a few examples of the fun a pet can be. However, it might su
Many people confuse a therapy dog with a service dog. There’s a definite difference between the two. Therapy dogs are trained go with their handlers (usually their owners) to volunteer at places like hospitals, nursing homes, schools, e
Halloween is the time for ghosts, goblins, and all sorts of spooky apparitions – most of whom are young kids trick-or-treating around the neighborhood dressed in scary costumes. Halloween also is the time for ghost stories around a camp