Care & Wellness

  • While cats are more independent than dogs and do well when left alone, they still require the basics such as shelter, clean water and food, mental and physical stimulation, and regular health checks with a veterinarian. As long as you understand what your cat expects of you and are willing to be of service, it should be a long happy relationship.

  • Dogs can do lots of things. They fetch the paper. They patrol airports for illegal substances. They guide the visually impaired safely across busy intersections. Dogs do many remarkable things for us. But they aren’t capable of doing much for themselves. Responsible dog ownership includes many responsibilities that should be taken into consideration when deciding to adopt a pet.

  • Like humans, cats have two sets of teeth in their lives. There are 26 deciduous teeth, also known as their primary, baby, milk, or kitten teeth, and 30 permanent teeth, also known as their adult teeth.

  • Cats can be very lively travel companions if we take the time to create a positive experience for them. We do need to think through several important logistical issues in order to make travel as smooth and easy for them (and for us) as possible.

  • Dogs are great exercise partners. They are always available, they have energy to burn, and they aren’t in a bad mood from a stressful day at work. Plus, approximately 50% of American dogs are overweight and need to work off a few calories.

  • Does your home double as a drug store? Do you have medications stashed in the bathroom cabinet, kitchen drawer and pantry shelf? Are random bottles haphazardly tossed into the “pharmacy”?Here are a few tips to help you safely handle your household medicine inventory.

  • Improved nutrition, prevention of infectious disease and advances in veterinary medical care have resulted in our cats living longer and healthier lives. In the last decade in North America, there has been a 15% increase in the number of cats over ten years of age and the proportion of the feline population aged fifteen years or older has increased from 5% to 14%.

  • Is your dog lovable, smart, and obedient? Is she/he also really good-looking? If you want others to know just how great your dog is, perhaps you should consider showing them off!

  • Socialization is the process during which the kitten develops relationships with other living beings in its environment.

  • In years past, if you wanted a dog or cat, you read the newspaper ads or drove to the local pet store. Now, you read online postings or use a search engine instead of a car engine to locate a pet. Times have changed. Shopping methods have changed. But dogs and cats are the same and many of them still need homes. If you are one of the many people who want to adopt, rather than shop for a pet, here are some options for you.