Pets

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 ...
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 ...
Pet Tips & Treats for a Safe Halloween

Pet Tips & Treats for a Safe Halloween

Halloween isn’t just for humans! Whether they’re enjoying an evening stroll with the trick-or-treaters or sporting adorable costumes of their own, dogs and cats are getting in on the fun. While it’s fine to share these traditions wi ...