Dogs and babies: Can they live in Harmony? Introducing a new baby to the home can be daunting enough for the parents (I know, I’ve been there. Twice), but imagine how confusing and anxiety-provoking the appearance of this strange little creature and all the associated changes can be for the family pets! When we brought(…)
This post is part of a WOOF Support bloghop! WOOF stands for Working Out Our Fears, and WOOF support is a wonderful community of pet lovers who have in their lives a dog with fears or anxiety. I feel really privileged to be a part of this group, and have already learnt a lot through(…)
What is the human-animal bond? The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) defines the human-animal bond as: “a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both. This includes, but is not limited to, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people,(…)
Here in Australia the red hot summer is upon us (curse you global warming!!) and last week we had several days in a row of temperatures in the 40s (Celsius, that’s above 104 Fahrenheit – holy crap!). Veterinary clinics have seen a huge influx of animals that are badly affected by the heat. This includes(…)
This is my take on the Pet Blogger challenge 2014 – a chance to reflect on where we’ve come from and contemplate where we’re going, and hopefully meet some like-minded pet people along the way. How long have you been blogging? Please tell us why you started blogging, and, for anyone stopping by for the first(…)
That’s what my dogs tell me anyway. They HATE it. I don’t really remember what new year’s is like. Having two small kids in the house who both seem to be on speed (and then valium, and then speed, and repeat) I’m always in bed and crossing my fingers for 4 or 5 hours sleep well before midnight anyway. New Year’s(…)
In keeping with both the spirit of the festive season, and one of my favourite trends – dog shaming – I’ve had an earnest dialogue with my pooches (and also several other dogs in their social circle). Together we’ve come up with 10 things the little beasties most desperately desire for Christmas.
Christmas is the time for loads of tasty treats, with tables spread as far as the eye can see with delicious mountains of food. There’s big hearty roasts, decadent desserts, and I personally like to eat my own body weight in chocolate.
White cats are beautiful, but they are often deaf, and predisposed to sunburn and skin cancer, so they need special care.
Dogs are living longer and longer! Dogs are living a heck of a lot longer than they used to. Just as for humans, medical and surgical interventions for pets are advancing every day. As our understanding of disease processes and our access to newer, better medications improve, we are able to not only lengthen the(…)