My Big Fat Fido: Tips for Overweight Pets

My Big Fat Fido: Tips for Overweight Pets

My neighborhood is unusually pet-friendly. Two poodles and a tiny chihuahua-daschund mix live on one side, and a cheerful, tail-wagging golden retriever lives on the other side.   And in between them, my rescue cats Bob and Miss Kitty observe the ent ...
Say “Hasta la Vista” to Shedding

Say “Hasta la Vista” to Shedding

My house is not a house. It’s actually a zoo. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. With four demanding felines and one sassy, cat-like canine under our roof, it sure feels like a zoo sometimes. We love all of our pets like family, b ...
What’s Really in Your Pet’s Food?

What’s Really in Your Pet’s Food?

You may be conscious about what you feed your family–perhaps you buy only fresh, natural or organic items to ensure you’re getting the most out of your meals. But what about your pet? Is that dry kibble you’re feeding your cat or do ...
Does Your Dog Eat Like a Bird?

Does Your Dog Eat Like a Bird?

Should you worry if your dog doesn’t seem like he eats a lot? Some dogs just don’t need or want much food, and if they’re not unhealthy, there’s no cause for concern. But if Spot used to be a real chowhound and now barely touc ...
Is Your Pooch Getting a Paunch?

Is Your Pooch Getting a Paunch?

It’s that time of year again. If you live in a cold-weather region, you might have lost your enthusiasm for brisk early-morning dog-walking around the time the temperatures began to drop. The problem is, cutting back on exercise can lead to wei ...