A Dog’s Purpose-Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we … Continue reading "A Dog’s Purpose"
A Pet’s Ten Commandments-My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful. Give me time to understand what you want of me. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your … Continue reading "A Pet’s Ten Commandments"
Cat allergy research offers hope of possible cure-British scientists say they have discovered how cats trigger allergies in people, raising hopes for a possible cure to the feline-caused affliction.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they have found a protein in cat dander — or dead skin cells — that interacts with a chemical in the human body to cause allergy symptoms, which can range from itching and sneezing to asthma attacks.
Devocalized Dogs Speak Out-Their Vocal Cords Were Cut to Stifle Their Voices. They Hope YOU Will Listen to Them…and Share Their Stories. Take 2 minutes to meet Bagel, whose surgically altered barks sound like a cry for “help”… Cody, a former show dog, who struggles to breathe… Lady, given up twice after she was devocalized… and other dogs … Continue reading "Devocalized Dogs Speak Out"
Renting-If you have a pet, a landlord may demand that you pay a “pet deposit” to protect the landlord in the event that your pet causes damage to the unit. While such a deposit is clearly illegal if the landlord is also collecting a security deposit equal to the first month’s rent, a landlord may … Continue reading "Renting"