Nov
17
2017
If you just said that to a millennial, you’ve probably made a serious tactical error.Twelve percent of millennials have ended a romantic relationship because of a disagreement over their pet’s place in the relationship, according to a new study released this week by Trupanion, a companion animal health insurance provider. ...more
Nov
16
2017
Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and in Washington, DC. Legal for people, that is, not pets. As far as the medicinal benefits of marijuana for pets go, the jury is still out. ...more
Nov
13
2017
What do you do when a client comes to you asking about something they read about pet care on Google? Especially if it’s clear to you that the client doesn’t fully understand what they’ve read? If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it’s just a matter of time. ...more
Nov
10
2017
When you see a cat crouched behind her litter box, it could be she’s hiding in plain sight.
Or maybe she just didn’t have a cardboard box handy....more
Nov
6
2017
Taking care of a chronically or terminally ill family member takes a terrible toll on the caregiver. Until recently, research into what’s commonly called caregiver burden was largely limited to people taking care of human family members. But a recent study shows the same kinds of stress apply to people taking care of sick family pets, too. ...more
Nov
3
2017
More than 4.5 million people in the US are bitten by dogs each year, most commonly children, and many by family pets. How can parents reduce the risk? By teaching kids not to do things that scare the dog, according to a new study on dog bite prevention. ...more
Nov
1
2017
You read a news story about a vicious attack on a helpless victim by a bat-wielding assailant. Of course, you’re horrified. But just how horrified are you? It depends on who the victim is . . .. ...more
Oct
30
2017
Do you ever have trouble sleeping after a bad day at the practice? It could be dogs have the same problem after a bad day at the dog park. A new study published online in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences shows that dogs who have a stressful day sleep badly that night, just like people....more
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