Pets Archive

Happy Woman with Cat

The Ups and Downs of Volunteering

There is nothing glamorous about volunteering at an animal shelter. I feel the need to stress this because the job often gets glamorized, causing volunteers to resign after only a few shifts. I believe that these short-lived volunteers have the best of …
Film Negative with Cats

Picture Perfect Pets

If there is one thing that the internet has taught us, it’s that everyone loves a cute or funny animal photo. As proud pet owners we particularly cherish photos of our own pets. Unfortunately, I have lost count of the number of …
Jack Russell under Umbrella

Beware of Heat Stroke

Heat stroke occurs when normal body cooling mechanisms fail to keep the body temperature in the normal range for that species.  Normal body temperature ranges from 100 to 102.5 degrees Farenheight for dogs and cats.  Panting, the main method of cooling for …
Old Golden Retriever

Pet Pain Relief

The availability of pain medicines for humans in our society has stimulated more awareness of pain management options for our animal companions, especially after surgical procedures or an injury. How does a human know that an animal is experiencing pain? Dogs and …
Dog Being Toweled Off

Grooming for Better Health

  Whether your companion animal is a dog, cat, rabbit or horse, they all need to be provided with good grooming to remain healthy. Like cats, guinea pigs are fastidious cleaners, but even they need your help with daily or weekly grooming. …