Weather patterns are changing, and people are moving to different areas more frequently. As these climate and nomadic patterns change, are our pets at an increased risk for exposure to diseases?
We’ve all heard it before: Owning a pet is a big responsibility. But just because it takes time and effort, it doesn’t mean owning a pet is all work. In fact, if you do it right, it’s mostly a bunch of play.
May 3 is National Specially Abled Pets Day, formerly known as National Disabled Pets Day. Owning a specially abled pet means there are going to be certain challenges ahead. There is help and resources, however, to those who are interested in caring for these special pets.
Hiking with dogs is normally a pleasure as long as owners are aware of the risks and they prepare for them. Porcupine quills and getting “skunked” are just a few examples of why dog owners need to take extra precaution before venturing outside with their animal companions.
Which of us has not hoped that, in the end, our pet would pass away peacefully and painlessly in its sleep? Unfortunately, that rarely happens. Instead, we have to make that final decision to save our companions from the pain, anxiety and suffering that can come with a dreadful disease or debilitating old age.