Recently, I wrote a column titled, “One question: Do you really want a dog?” It is certainly something to consider seriously before acquiring a dog.
A group from Pet Partners of Prescott will be walking around the courthouse plaza with their partners beginning at 1 p.m. today.
The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that there are approximately 78 million dogs in US homes.
Spring is coming, we hope! And it is a time when lots of families begin to think that it would be great to have a dog. And certainly all the adoption agencies are eager to welcome you.
Sage Lewis is a Tellington TTouch Advanced Practitioner for companion animals and people.
Animals love learning with positive reinforcement.
I cannot believe it is already February, but this is the month when we need to focus on our pet’s oral health. Some of us brush our pet’s teeth; many of us do not.
Particularly when it is colder outside and a little sloppy, our dogs still crave entertainment and exercise.
Objective: To provide a positive social experience for YRMC patients.
The Canine Good Citizen training and testing program is a very basic program that tests dogs and handlers in very simple behaviors that all dogs should possess.
The Blackpak and I just returned from a Canine Musical Freestyle National competition in Tucson. Folks from several states came with their pups to compete for ribbons and titles.
Owning a dog, or any pet, is a huge responsibility, one that must be taken very seriously. According to the American Kennel Club, “Owning a dog is a long-term emotional and financial commitment.”
Most of us dog folks, cat folks too, feel that we communicate with our pets.
There was a time, not that long ago, when pet stores sold adorable puppies. The great majority of these puppies were from puppy mills. And as more puppies were sold, naturally, that raised the demand.
Halloween is just around the corner. Fun time for the kids. Bad time if the pets get into the loot.
My dogs remind me every evening after dinner that dessert comes encased in a Kong. Kongs are magical. They provide a limited amount of entertainment, depending on how quickly the guys are able to remove the contents.
Purebred dogs, puppy mill dogs, backyard breeders and rescue organizations: all of these produce adorable and irresistible puppies. But there are a few other things to consider besides cuteness.
Whether we are gone all day or we are home most of the time but busy, our dogs are leading a rather boring existence. They are not out protecting our sheep or herding the cattle. While we are reading the paper or watching the news, they are napping.
In a recent discussion with my veterinarian — asking if she is seeing more obese dogs and cats, she answered — yes, but she added that the pet owners are often heavier also.
Do your dogs sit and watch you fix their meals? Mine do. They want to make sure I do it right. Mealtime is special at our house. I think it should be. But if it is going to be special, it has to be good, and healthy!