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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘My Dog Is Cool’ Campaign

The United Animal Nations has launched a new campaign aimed at informing dog owners about the dangers of leaving their dog in a closed car during the hot summer months. The campaign, entitled “My Dog is Cool”, is the first campaign of its kind to solely focus on preventing the deaths of dogs who have […]

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Is Your Pet A Smoker?

Over the past few years there have been ample warnings, debates and even advertising campaigns that all tout the harmful effects of second hand smoke on both adults and children. But what about pets? If you smoke, you can rest assured that your pet is a smoker too! A study conducted in 2007 at the […]

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Three Legged Cats

Every person who cares for a normal, four legged cat knows that such care taking is a huge responsibility that involves hard work and patience. However, taking care of a three legged cat requires extra caution and care, as well as a greater need to understand three legged cats better. Most three legged cats have […]

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Mixed Breed Dogs

Many years ago, mixed breed dogs were the most commonly owned household dog across the world. Other names for such a dog have been ‘Heinz 57 Variety’, mutt, mongrel, tyke, cur, bitsa, and even random bred dog. In fact, different countries have their own special terminology as well. For example, in Hawaii a mixed breed […]

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Your Pet’s Horoscope For July

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20) Capricorn pets will be more wound up than usual this month. This is easily remedied by providing them with lots of undivided attention. Expect to spend some money on your pet. So get ready to spoil them with a few new toys or treats. A brand new bed might […]

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Mythological Cats

Cats have played a strong role in Egyptian Mythological stories and art work. The early Egyptians had a number of feline gods and goddesses whom they honored. The most popular worshiped feline was the lion and the lioness. Egyptians even believed that powerful Lions guarded the noble god, Ra, every night when it was said […]

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