Options and Requirements for Volunteering With Animals

Did you know that working with animals reduces stress levels and helps you achieve a more fulfilling life? And did you also know that volunteering with animals gives them something they probably would not otherwise have: a bit of joy in what might not be very happy lives? If you’ve…

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How to Get Your Dog to Hold Still During the Holiday Photo

Your holiday photo isn’t complete without Fido. Pets are an essential part of many families and have earned a spot alongside their human companions. Dress your dog in a festive collar or slide on a pair of antlers, and he’s picture-perfect. Of course, getting your furry friend to hold still…

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Behavior Problems in Older Dogs

Aging is an inevitable evil for all species irrespective of their biological or cognitive nature; WHO defines human health as the absence of disease inclusive of physical and mental well-being. The same stands to be true for our canine friends. It is a well-known fact that they age faster than…

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Can Cats See Optical Illusions?

Cats and humans certainly see the world in different ways, but some things definitely leave us seeing eye-to-eye. For example, kitties love a soft blanket just as much as their human minions. We can also agree with the feline kind that naps in the sunshine are the best. Cats and…

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Trick-or-Treat: Should You Bring Your Dog Along?

Halloween isn’t just for humans. Pets, too, can enjoy this spooky holiday! You may even want to bring Fido along as your children trick-or-treat around the neighborhood. But should you take your dog trick-or-treating? Well, it depends. Before heading out on October 31 for an epic Halloween adventure, keep the…

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What Treats Are Safe For Chinchillas?

With their long life span, curious personality, and fascinating behavior, owning a chinchilla can be a rewarding experience. A chinchilla can make a wonderful and loving pet and offers a safe, hypoallergenic alternative to owning a cat or a dog. Of course, part of being a good pet owner is…

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Is It Normal for My Cat to Sleep So Much?

It's no secret that cats love to sleep. The average feline slumbers 15 hours a day, and some sleep up to 20 hours within a twenty-four-hour period. While a kitten may not sleep as much as a senior cat, it's safe to say that all cats spend a lot of…

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Ask Dr. Jenn: Does my Dog have Dementia?

First, good for you for managing your aging dog’s arthritis pain and recognizing her behavior change. Aging can create pain, confusion, and anxiety in our pets, but they often hide it. It takes an attentive pet parent to pick up on the cues our pets give us. What you are…

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Signs that your Dog needs to go on a Diet

Should Your Dog Go on a Diet? Watch for These Signs Oval Body Shape Look at your dog from above. If you notice that your fur baby looks rather oval-shaped than somewhat of an hourglass, your pup is probably overweight. Also, you should be able to feel his ribs without…

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