According to new research, dogs learning to associate words with objects form these associations in different ways than humans do.
Haven’t we all fallen victim to that “Come-on-who-can-resist-this-face” look? Our sage advice:STAY STRONG.
Halloween is coming up, but your pets may not think Halloween is quite as much fun as you or your children do. So many things can prove to be stressful or wind up putting your pet, other people or even you in dangerous situations. There are a few things to keep in mind and precautions to take that should make things much easier on both you and your pets.
When a working dog is sick or injured, the staff of the Kandahar Airfield Veterinary Medical Team is a dog’s best friend. The veterinary medical team here operates a medical clinic for canines deployed to southern Afghanistan.
Since we’re in print once again, we thought it made sense to bring back a contest we haven’t had in a while. We want to see the best photo of your pets that you can possibly come up with so we can choose one of them to be on the cover of our Winter issue!
For many people, a dog is part of the criteria for achieving the “American Dream” – a perfect complement to the house with a yard. But people who live in apartments love dogs too, and while a house may not be in the immediate future (or ever – who needs yard work?), the idea of owning a dog is what will make their life complete as well. Why not?
We had to share the joy everyone felt today as Rose Brooks Center, a battered women’s shelter, opened their Paws Place today. This is a pet shelter on the grounds of RBC’s facility to where the abused can escape their abusers without leaving behind their beloved pets to face the wrath of the abuser as well… something that so often prevents the abuse victim from leaving.
Traditionally, it has been common for pets to be “fixed” at around 6 months old, with the exception of those under the care of shelters and rescues which commonly have the procedure done much earlier… “Common knowledge” suggests that the benefits of doing so at an early age outweigh the risks. As is often the case, tradition takes precedence in the decision-making process even after evidence to the contrary has been discovered.
We haven’t even hit the the Dog Days of Summer and it has already been HOT! But I don’t need to tell you that. I don’t know how many times I’m overwhelmed by the temperature the interior of my car reaches when I leave it for even short periods of time. We hear time and time again of people leaving their children in the car for “brief” periods of time and returning to find them lifeless. How that can happen is anyone’s guess. We’re horrified and outraged every time the story plays on the news. But what about our pets?