Pet Death Breath

Pet death breath

Have you stopped accepting kisses from your true love because their slobber is pure stank? Have their pearly whites gone a bit… brownish? If so, you’re not alone! Some even call it pet death breath. Dental health is an important, but often overlooked part of caring for an aging pet.  Why is dental healthcare so […]

The Many Ways To Support Your Friend Through Pet Loss

Pet loss

We all know losing a pet is difficult and heartbreaking. But more than that- it’s lonely. Given the short lifespans of dogs and cats, death is an inevitable part of loving a pet. There are many ways to support your friend through pet loss. Recognize the loss One of the things that separates pet loss […]

What’s In A Microchip?

Lost dog poster

Do you ever wonder what’s in a microchip? When you work with animals every day, it can sometimes be easy to fall into a pattern of assuming that everyone else in the world has all the same information you have. You find yourself talking to people in jargon and getting a little irritated when they […]

I want an adoptable pet to pick me…

cat looking up at person

Have you ever heard someone say that they are searching shelters and they want an adoptable pet to pick them? Well, let me tell you my story. In early 2014, I met my cat, Lewis. I was working as a cat caretaker in the shelter and he was a feral cat, trapped and neutered, but […]

Who is more anxious – your dog or you?

dog with anxiety tearing up bed

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: separation anxiety goes both ways. I often wish I could text my dog when I’m away from her- “love you, miss you, hope you’re doing okay.” Who is more anxious – your dog or you in those cases? The difference of course, is that I know […]

Does Your Dog Need a Spa Day?

woman grooming dog

For a human, frequent visits to a salon are generally seen as a luxury. You may enjoy a mani-pedi and a new dye job may make you feel like a million bucks, but you’ll be okay without it. Nobody is starting GoFundMes for their best friend’s bikini wax. But does your dog need a spa […]

You suddenly became a billionaire?

What would you do if you suddenly became a billionaire? If part of your answer is, “build a massive animal shelter” or “buy a huge house so I could have more pets,” you’re our kind of person. Unfortunately, I just checked my bank account and there’s been no such mysterious windfall for me yet. I […]

My dog is fine outside…

“My dog is fine outside” says many pet owners when they tell us it is OK to leave the dog door open all day when they aren’t home. It’s important to remember, with ANY tool- including a fenced yard- your dog should not be left outside unattended for long periods of time. Most of the […]

Where are your pets when you travel?

It’s vacay season and today, I’m getting ready for a weekend away. I don’t know about you, but one of the most stressful parts of traveling for me is leaving my animals. It’s not just that separation anxiety goes both ways (which it absolutely does). It’s the logistics of it all. Where are your pets […]

Service Dogs, Therapy Pets, and ESAs

Do you understand the difference between service dogs, therapy pets, and ESAs? About once a week, I encounter one or both of two things. One is a story about a person with a “fake” service dog in a public place and the other is a person who profoundly misunderstands what a service dog is. It’s […]