How to Approach a Service Dog

You walk down the street and see a service dog coming with their handler. Though it may be tempting to treat a service dog just like a family pet… here are some tips from PetMD to make sure you are using the proper etiquette. Speaking to the Service Dog Team That's right, the service dog [...]

Pet Identification

HomeAgain Microchip A HomeAgain Microchip is a permanent identification that is implanted under your pet’s skin.  About the size of a grain of rice, it is easily implanted between the shoulder blades and often done while your pet is under anesthesia.  Should your pet find itself in a shelter or veterinary hospital, it can be [...]

Leptospirosis Symptoms and Prevention

What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is the one of the world’s most common diseases that is transmitted from animals to people yet is relatively unknown. It is transmitted to humans by contaminated water getting into breaks in the skin, the eyes, or the mucous membranes. The water is contaminated by infected animals, primarily rats, mice and [...]

What is Leptospirosis?

What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is the one of the world’s most common diseases that is transmitted from animals to people yet is relatively unknown. It is transmitted to humans by contaminated water getting into breaks in the skin, the eyes, or the mucous membranes. The water is contaminated by infected animals, primarily rats, mice and [...]

True Confessions of a Flea

Hi, my name is Toderick, the flea.  I wanted to share my story with you.  I have a rather large family of 1,050 close relatives and it's growing!  We have a great home with lots of bedrooms and we are always well fed.  The home we live in has great carpets that many of my [...]

How to Select a Dog?

How to select a dog? My husband is a Lab for life type of guy.  I am not sure that he really knows why but nevertheless he has chosen a breed that he will love forever.  I, on the other hand, am a search and rescue type of gal.  My breed of choice is a [...]

Vaccinations for Your Indoor Cat…Why???

Why do I have to vaccinate my indoor cat? “We were carrying groceries in and the cat ran out.” “The realtor showed our house and our cat escaped through an open door.” “We wanted an indoor cat but this kitten was definitely an outdoor cat.” Vaccines provide our pets with the opportunity to live longer, [...]