Valentines Pet Dangers: TOP 5 Pet Safety Tips for Valentines Day

I’m often interviewed by media about various cat behavior and dog training issues, and of course Valentines pet dangers top the list this week. Pet hazards are common when our normal routine goes out the window, so pet parents are … Continue reading

Hot Weather Safety for Pets

UPDATED: This post first appeared in early May 2016, but now it’s late June and temps today already are 95 degrees and climbing. Next week, I head to Arizona for the Cat Writers’ Association Writers Conference (in conjunction with BlogPaws … Continue reading

Pre-order Now! DOG FACTS, The Pet Parent’s A-to-Z Home Care Encyclopedia

DOG FACTS Pre-order Sale! Kindle discounted from $9.99 to $2.99 until Wednesday March 16, 2106 This book has been 25 years in the making…may it be a boon to all of your canine companions. The print version ($24.99) boasts 650+ … Continue reading

Poison Alert! 199 Pet Poisonous Plants & What to Do

‘Tis the season for decking the hall with garlands and more. I received an email from ProFlowers.com with this great infographic to share, and it seemed particularly timely. Of course, my advice is to keep toxic plants out of the … Continue reading

Katrina Revisited: 10 Years Later, Are You Disaster-Ready? #NatlPrep

Today is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The ASPCA says that in addition to killing nearly 2,000 people, this disaster left 600,000 pets deceased or homeless. Almost half (44%) of the people who refused to evacuate during Hurricane Katrina … Continue reading