Archive | May, 2014

Prepare Your Pets for the 2014 Hurricane Season

For those of you who have lived through a hurricane, you know how important it is to make sure you remember your pets when preparing to weather the storm. Hurricane season begins this Sunday! Let’s make sure we have all the bases covered. Hurricane begins June 1st and ends November 30. Whatever you do, always […]

Moving Tips for Pet Parents

The warmer seasons are a favorite time for relocation.  (After all, who wants to pack up and move in the snow?) Check out THIS POST from News & Record for tips on making the move a comfortable experience for the whole family.     Photo Credit: quinn.anya via Compfight cc

Interactive Quiz: How will your pet spend Memorial Day?

Interactive Quiz: How will your pet spend Memorial Day?

Greyfriars Bobby: Man’s Most Loyal Friend

Bobby was a Skye Terrier who spent years earning his place in history.  In fact, he spent 14 years. Bobby’s human companion was John Gray, a night watchman for the Edinburgh Police.  When Mr. Gray passed on, he was buried in Greyfriar’s Kirkyard in the Old Towne of Edinburgh.  This is also where Bobby spent […]

Does Your Dog Need Friends?

How about an entire social network? With social networks such as MySocialPetwork and Kloof, our furry sidekicks are well on their way to owning their fair share of the social media channels.   Check out this article on the newest addition to the growing number of social networks for pets: SmellMe.     Photo Credit: […]

Dog Bite Prevention Week

Every year, millions of dog bites occur in the United States.  Even they nicest dogs will bite in certain situations.  The veterinary community takes dog bites very seriously.  Each year, the third week in May is dedicated to raising awareness about dog bites.  As part of that effort, the American Veterinary Medical Association has brought […]

Fun With Ferrets!

Ferrets are a member of the weasel family that have been domesticated for over 2,000 years.  In fact, illustrations have been found on ancient Egyptian tombs depicting ferrets on leashes.  They have been popular pets for a long time, and continue to be a favorite for animal lovers today. As babies, they are referred to […]

Fun Signs for Pet Owners

Pet owners always have such a great sense of humor!    

Baby Gorilla Tickle Time!

As you know, Gorillas and other primates share a ton of characteristics with humans.  One of those traits is the ability to laugh, grieve, and share strong bonds with friends and family.  Gorillas will even sometimes reflect on the past and plan for the future! Read more here about how one baby gorilla in Germany’s […]