Pancreatitis in Dogs

Pancreatitis in Dogs Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, an organ that produces enzymes which help digest food in both humans and dogs. Pancreatitis usually occurs in dogs that are obese or overweight, but can occur in dogs ingesting high fatty foods.  It...

Grieving the loss of a pet

Grieving the loss of a pet  Have you lost a beloved pet?  It can be difficult to cope with the loss of the unconditional love of your pet.   You miss the routines you had together, and the presence of your beloved pet in the household. If you are looking after an...

For the Love of Pets, Foster a Shelter Pet Today!

For the Love of Pets, Foster a Shelter Pet Today! What is a foster pet parent?  A foster pet parent is an animal loving person willing to open their home to a pet in need.  What does a foster parent do? He/she provides food, water, shelter and socialization for the...
Caring for Older Cats

Caring for Older Cats

Caring for Older Cats Geriatric cats are at increased risk for metabolic disorders such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes and chronic renal failure. For this reason, it’s important to monitor your cat’s water consumption…and to monitor litter-box output.  If you see...
How to ‘age’ a cat?

How to ‘age’ a cat?

You may have heard the rule of thumb that a dog’s age is seven times the age of a human. What about cats? The American Association of Feline Practitioners classifies our aging cats as: “mature” or middle age (7-10 years); “senior” (11-14 years) and; “geriatric” (15+...

Do You Need A Chew Proof Dog Bed?

Do You Need A Chew Proof Dog Bed? Do You Need A Chew Proof Dog Bed?  Here are some tips from Shelter Pet Safety Net’s Terry Gummelt: There are a variety of dog beds on the market; however, a favorite for my dogs is the Kuranda Elevated , Orthopedic dog bed.  It’s easy...