Is a Quiet Cat a Happy Cat?

Is a Quiet Cat a Happy Cat? Myth #1 about cats: A still, quiet cat is a content cat. We’ve all gotten used to the image of cats adopting a sphinx-like pose, all tucked up, staring off into space in a mysterious, meditative way. We’ve come to believe (or want to think) this means they […]

Winter Booties for Buster

Winter Booties for Buster Cold weather woes for doggy toes! If you live in a city where it gets cold in the winter, the salt they spread on the sidewalks to prevent and melt ice will burn the pads of a dog’s feet. There are ice-melting chemicals used instead of or alongside salt — like […]

Avoiding the Ouch of Ice balls on your Dog’s Paws

Avoiding the Ouch of Ice balls on your Dog’s Paws There are many challenges for our dogs in cold winter weather, but people don’t always consider the problem of ice balls! These hard balls can form under and between our dogs toes when they go outdoors. When a dog leaves a warm indoor environment and […]

Secrets of Dog Training: Baiting the “Bait Bag”

Secrets of Dog Training: Baiting the “Bait Bag” With the arrival in my life of Maisie, the gorgeous Blue Weimaraner we recently drove up from Tri-State Weimaraner Rescue in Virginia Beach — I find myself thrust back into the world of dog training. I have to teach basic manners and build reliable communication and response […]

Cats Are Not Little Dogs

It’s important when making decisions about how to feed your kitty to realize that there is not much physiologically that cats and dogs have in common — except maybe a very keen sense of smell! One of the main ways in which cats are different than dogs is in their digestive systems. Cats are obligate […]