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

CAT FACTS, Your Everything Book for #Cats and Kittens!

EBOOK REGULARLY $9.99 PRE-ORDER UNTIL DECEMBER 29 KINDLE PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT $4.99! CAT FACTS is the culmination of my more than 25 years as a pet journalist, with information gleaned from the 400+ veterinarians I’ve had the pleasure to interview over … 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

Heatstroke, Hot Dogs & Cool Cats: How to Keep Pets Safe with First Aid

Fun in the sun can quickly turn to tragedy if pet owners don’t take precautions to prevent cat and dog heatstroke. Pet heatstroke is common because cats and dogs can’t effectively keep cool in hot summer weather. Cats and dogs … Continue reading