Tag Archives: PETS


How to Figure Out Your Dog’s Age?

How to Figure Out Your Dog’s Age

If you own a dog, you’ve heard this rule: 1 year for Fido equals 7 years for you. Turns out, the math isn’t that simple. Dogs mature more quickly than we do early on. So the first year of your fuzzy friend’s life is equal to about 15 human years. Size and breed also play a role. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger ones, but ... Readmore »

Is It Ever OK to Tease a Dog

Is It Ever OK to Tease a Dog?

Q. When my son plays fetch with our dog, he pretends to throw the ball and then hides it behind his back. I think he’s teasing her, but he says they’re having fun. Is this bad? Should I make him stop, or is it OK to tease her sometimes? A. You’re right; your son is teasing the dog — and he needs to ... Readmore »

Fear Free Tips for Picking Up and Holding a Cat

Fear Free Tips for Picking Up and Holding a Cat

Some cats can panic when held if they feel unsafe or threatened. And holding a feline who may have herclaws and teeth engaged as she struggles to break free can beanunsettling experience for both of you. There’s plenty for a cat to be concerned about. For starters, being held can takeaway a cat’s ability to escape. In the veterinary hospital or at the grooming facility, ... Readmore »

What Your Pet Thinks of Moving?

What Your Pet Thinks of Moving

Moving can be an incredibly stressful event for you and your family. Often, we’re so wrapped up in the stress we’re feeling that we forget that this is a difficult time for our pets, too! Pets are truly creatures of habit, and change can be very scary and unsettling for them. In addition, pets are extremely sensitive to our moods ... Readmore »

Moving Long Distance with Your Pets

Moving Long Distance with Your Pets

Moving with your pets across town can be as easy as a trip to the vet, but what about across a longer distance? Really, it is not that much more difficult, especially if you plan ahead and know what to expect! Take it from me. Within a 6-year period I moved with my 40-pound adopted dog from France to Manhattan, ... Readmore »

20 Cats With Scowls That Will Make You Smile

20 Cats With Scowls That Will Make You Smile

All cats are cute and sweet, but there is something special about grumpy and angry cats that we can’t resist. Although they look angry and grumpy, they are still sweet and cute creatures. There are plenty of adorably cranky-looking cats on the Internet, so we decided to collect 20 cats with the grumpiest scowls on their faces to share with ... Readmore »

Cool Dog Names

Cool Dog Names

Getting a new dog? Consider one of these cool dog names and maybe some of the cool will rub off on you. A cool dog name makes for a cool pet owner. Why settle for an ordinary dog name like Fido or Scooter when your dog can lead the pack with one of these instead?   Star Power Much like ... Readmore »

Do domestic animals spread novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?

Do domestic animals spread novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?

There is no evidence that domestic animals can transmit the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) to people or that they are involved in the spread of COVID-19. SARS-Cov-2 in people and domestic animals The current spread of the disease called COVID-19 is a result of human-to-human transmission of a novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 [1–2]. Transmission of the virus that ... Readmore »