Feb
11
2016
Fearing for the safety of their pets—who are often one of the few sources of comfort and emotional support victims have left—but with nowhere to take them, many battered partners and children end up staying in abusive situations. Fortunately, help can be found through several groups and online directories. ...more
Feb
2
2016
In the summer of 2014, Hannah Burke found herself in a situation no pet owner ever wants to face. Her dog, Sadie, a 1-year-old cocker spaniel/golden retriever mix, needed surgery on her tail after a bite wound had become badly infected. But a death in the family had left the Burkes struggling financially. It was a horrible time to learn Sadie needed a life-saving surgery they couldn’t afford. ...more
Jan
14
2016
Thinking about getting a pet rabbit? If the answer is a resounding yes, you are not alone. But before you take that leap, learn as much as you can about these long-eared and relatively long-lived animals. ...more
Jan
12
2016
Don't skip out on regular trips to the vet due to stress. These Fear Free℠ tips can help keep you and your pet relaxed during a veterinary visit. ...more
Dec
16
2015
Most owners know their dogs have unique personalities. My dog Tony, for instance, was an amiable fellow with a welcoming woof and a wagging tail, happy to be in the midst of all the action. Katie Girl, on the other hand, was more discerning. She preferred to silently examine any new arrivals and then retreat to a quiet space from which she could observe. ...more
Dec
2
2015
If you are someone who likes to spend ample time at home and give lots of love and attention to a pet, why not consider adopting a bird? According to Laurie Hess, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), birds can make great pets. ...more
Nov
16
2015
Poignant? Life-changing? Humorous? Which books should you get for that animal lover on your holiday list? Here, AAHA shares a list of favorites and include expert advice with suggestions from library professionals across the country. ...more
Nov
11
2015
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that your dog doesn’t want to (or need to) play. There are ways for you to keep your dog active during the winter months that may or may not involve you. Do you love winter and want to take your dog outside with you? Or do you need the warmth and comfort of being inside? ...more

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