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Cat Personality Test: The Color of a Cat Can Determine Their Personality

Here’s a unique Cat Personality Test for all cat lovers – your cat’s personality has a lot to do with their fur’s colors! Cats come in many shades of colors, but the one thing they have in common is the cattitude, and we sure love them for it! Cats are interesting characters and they can often showcase […]

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Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race

The Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race started last Saturday. Last year some of my fellow veterinarians and I were up in the Yukon doing some research with these dogs to see how running this long distance of 1000 miles from Whitehorse to Fairbanks affected the dogs. We were fortunate for our research project that Brent […]

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The Benefits of Pet Ownership

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The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

The Iditarod, the granddaddy of all Sled Dog races started this week. This annual race is 1049 miles and runs from Anchorage to Nome. Mushers and teams of 12 to 16 dogs cover that distance in 9 to 15 days. It started in 1973 to determine the best musher and has quickly evolved into a […]

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Things That Your Cat Would Tell You if He or She Could

photo credit: Mandy Frediani   1. Cats need to be fed diets that are high in moisture , balanced for them and mostly meat. Cats are obligate carnivores and should not be feed diets high in grain or carbohydrates.

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Why Pets are Good for us!

All pet lovers think that their pets are special and they are, but most of us do not realize how good our pets are for us. Here are 10 ways our pets are good for us! Pets are good for us. Research has shown that spending 15 to 30 minutes with your pet will lower […]

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Another Amazing Dog

A battered women’s shelter in Missouri has changed its policy all because of a dog hero. Last year a heroic Great Dane used his body as a shield to save his beloved owner. Her domestic partner was attacking her with a hammer and her dog lay on top of her and took the blows for […]

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New Year’s Resolution for Pets

We all make New Year’s Resolutions that most of us break within a few weeks of making them! However, I have a list here of New Year’s Resolutions to make involving your pets. I would suggest that you pick a Resolution that you think you can keep for the entire year. You do not necessarily […]

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The Benefits of Pet Ownership

Pet ownership has a number of proven health benefits. Pets have been shown to improve physical, mental and emotional health in humans. These benefits include enhancing social skills to decreasing a person’s risk of heart attack. Having a pet in the home can lower a child’s risk of having allergies. This will not help families […]

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Cats are Top Dogs

In a recent study published in an Animal Behavioural Journal, it was found that in multipet households, cats are top dogs. Cats and dogs can get along together, particularly if the cat is in the household first and if the two pets are introduced at a young age. However, usually the cat is dominant to […]

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