Reasons Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Cat

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVw6vrpLZCM] This great video explains the many reasons why cats should be spayed or neutered.

Diabetic Detecting Dog

Seth Waite is only 6 years old but was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 4 years old. His parents, Patience and J.R. Waite, have had to constantly monitor their son in order to protect him. However, their job may just have gotten a bit easier with the introduction of Rex. Rex is a black Labrador Retriever that is being specially trained to pick up Seth’s scents and behaviorisms that could mean trouble with his diabetes. When Rex… Continue reading

The Newest ‘Oldest Dog’

Everyone remembers Chanel, the Daschund mix living in New York who celebrated her 21st birthday in May. According to Chanel’s owner, Guinness World Records named her the ‘World’s Oldest Living Dog’. However, that could all change as another US dog has just celebrated a birthday milestone – his 26th birthday! Max, a Terrier mix, celebrated his birthday on 9 August at his home in New Iberia, Louisiana. If you take in consideration Max’s age in dog years, he would be… Continue reading

Dogs on the Menu in Poland

Dogs seem to be quite popular in Poland, but not in a good way! A couple living on a farm near Czestochowa in southern Poland are currently being questioned by Polish police regarding selling lard on their farm that appears to have come from dogs and puppies that have been fattened for slaughter, in an attempt to create one of Poland’s famed national dishes out of the dogs. The couple is selling the lard as an alternative to one of… Continue reading

Tax Deductions for Pet Care

Millions of Americans are anxiously awaiting the outcome of a new bill proposed by U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) that would make expenses for pet care tax deductible. Act H.R. 3501, entitled “Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act”, would institute a change within the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit pet owners to deduct up to $3500 from their taxable income expenses they occurred in providing adequate pet care. Most routine pet care expenses would be… Continue reading

Hospice Care for Pets

Gone are the days of immediate euthanasia upon hearing a veterinarian’s diagnosis about the deteriorating health of a beloved pet – thankfully! These days, caring pet owners are seeking hospice care for their sick and dying pets. Hospice care, usually overseen by a veterinarian, helps pets and other animals who are suffering with heart or kidney failure, or other kind of terminal illness, to die peacefully in their homes surrounded by their loving family members, rather in a cold veterinary… Continue reading

Your Pet’s Horoscope for August 2009

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20) Despite the warm weather, Capricorn pets will behave rather coolly and indifferent this month. This will prove to be a bit alarming and frustrating for their owners, as these pets will start to exhibit somewhat odd behaviors and eating habits. This won’t last too long and by the end of the month your pet will be back to his old self again. AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19) This month, Aquarius pets will need… Continue reading

New Breed of Dalmatians

A new breed of Dalmatian is causing a spot of bother for the UK Kennel Club. Even a child can recognize Dalmatians: the white dogs with the black spots that have been epitomized by Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. But underneath those spots lies a genetic problem that affects virtually every Dalmatian causing them unbearable pain and possible death early in their lives. However, a new, healthier, breed of Dalmatians have been produced. These new Dalmatians do not carry the fatal genes… Continue reading

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