Sheltering in Place with  our Pets

Sheltering in Place with our Pets

As all of our lives are being upended by the new “abnormal”, it feels imperative to look for a silver lining. Thankfully, for those of us with pets, social isolation is not isolation. Our animal companions provide us with love and comfort – the best way to...
Spring Time for Our Pets

Spring Time for Our Pets

Spring is coming and those reminder postcards from the vet’s office start piling up in the mail. It’s spring check up time. What should and shouldn’t you do for your animal companions? Just because you have a postcard stating your pet needs a long, laundry list of...
The 10 Most Important Things to Teach A Puppy

The 10 Most Important Things to Teach A Puppy

Your new puppy will learn his most vital skills through lots of appropriate socializing and positive training techniques. By Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, Whole Dog Journal I don’t care what breed or mix of breeds you’re talking about, puppies are inarguably,...
The Hazards of Pesticides & Pets

The Hazards of Pesticides & Pets

“I think it’s a good idea to minimize pesticide exposure of any sort, not only because of what we know, but because of what we don’t know.” – Donald Weston, University of California-Berkley, February 2010 Contrary to what lawn care companies, veterinarians and...
New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pets

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pets

Is there anyone out there who is the perfect pet owner? There are always things that can be done to improve the lives of our animal companions. Take time to reflect about the important role pets play in your family and consider the following resolutions: Sparky’s List...
Winter Doldrums

Winter Doldrums

It’s December with a long, hard winter ahead of us. Everyone can develop a bit of housebound fever after too many days of cold weather. Most humans have access to multi-media entertainment and stimulation. What about our animal companions? Our pets’ ancestors and...