When many people think of massage, they think of guilty pleasure -- something they might be willing to splurge on only occasionally, perhaps on vacation. And for themselves, not the family pet!
How long do you keep a pet, even when you can't really afford it? Do you sacrifice your family's well-being for that of the animal?
It's August, and the thermometer has risen to over 85 degrees again. You are out with your best friend who always wears an impractical black fur coat. What can you do to keep her cool?
Living with Emma and Midnite was pretty good training for how to be a Christian. And for those who don't believe in miracles? Well, these cats made their way into my heart, didn't they?
Largely because of Facebook, the baboon-dog YouTube video has gone viral. I was certainly haunted by it, particularly because it undercuts my contention that only humans keep pets.
Indoor cats are not disease-free. Just like in humans, cats can get sick for a number of reasons. Infectious diseases are dramatically reduced if you keep your pet inside but not eliminated completely.
Wouldn't it be great to be able to offer delicious, delectable treats to your pet that also provide your dog or cat with species-appropriate nutrition? Say no more!
For those of you who've recently found yourself mothering an adorable little pup we've put together the following "I'm not a regular (dog) mom, I'm a cool (dog) mom" itinerary.
It's especially painful to see people and places that purport to help animals do precisely the opposite.
There are scads of examples of long-term attachments between animals of different species. The problem is that all these cases have occurred among captive or semi-captive animals in zoos, wildlife parks, or research labs.
Today is the 10th anniversary of sharing my life with a cat. (Which is longer than two of my three marriages, but that's another story.)
We've known it in our hearts for years, and scientific researchers are doing their part to put empirical evidence behind our gut feelings. But it's even more exciting than that. Science connecting pets, health and medicine in ways that are simply remarkable.
The story of Lennox the dog took a final, tragic turn on July 11 when Belfast City Council announced he had been killed, after a desperate legal fight by the family and in spite of a worldwide "Save Lennox" movement.
Obesity in our pets is a disease, but it is our decision. We choose when to feed our pets and, for the most part, when to exercise our pets.
Perhaps a few times you've met a soul in fur and paws who draws you close with tractor beams right off -- but you don't often get to take her home.
These products are designed to kill quickly by interfering with the blood's natural clotting ability. When mammals (including humans) and birds consume these poisons either directly or indirectly, bleeding to death is the gruesome outcome.