By Laura Sutherland ~ You’ve recently adopted a dog at your local shelter. Congratulations! For the first few days, all goes well. Then you realize you need to spend several hours away from the house. You give your doggie love, then head out the door — only to return, later, to discover the inside
By Laura Sutherland ~ Oh, goody! A new fur-baby is coming to live with your family. Have you considered how bringing in a new pet might be an issue with your existing 4-legged family member(s) or YOU? Let’s talk about that. Adding a new pet can be stressful. There are so many sad cases of
By Laura Sutherland ~ We adore our canine fur-babies and treat them like the beloved family members they are. But wait! They are dogs, after all, and when we forget that and treat them like human children, we are doing our pets a real disservice. A “good” dog is a trained dog. Dogs have their
By Laura Sutherland ~ We’ve all heard the adage, “You are what you eat.” But what about our four-legged friends? Pet food marketers do their jobs well: They all want you to think their product is the best for your fur baby. But there’s still some research required. Here is what I’ve learned.
By Laura Sutherland ~ It’s summertime, and spending days outdoors with Fido can be the best! However, we can’t take a vacation from the responsibilities of pet parenting. Summer can be exciting for our four-legged family members, but it also has its hazards. Dogs (and cats, too) have higher resting
By Laura Sutherland ~ Doesn’t it make you chuckle a little when you walk down the street and notice that the person coming towards you walking their dog… looks just like their dog? Tall, handsome man with his stately Lab. The grouchy, bald guy with the round tummy and his Bull Dog. The leggy, blond
By Laura Sutherland Woohoo, spring! Ah yes, the longer and warmer days, the budding trees, the blossoming flowers, the fresh green grass…the sneezing, the itching, the scratching and the skin biting…I am referring to your 4-legged companions, here. While, I always want to encourage plenty
Well, another year is upon us and many turn their attention to that perfunctory resolutions list. Perhaps it will be easier to actually keep if you devote this year’s list to making 2019 the healthiest year for your fur babies. Here is a list to consider: Take Duke and Fluffy to the Vet for their