Pet Lovers

A Home Divided

One dog at a time is generally all I can manage, but a few times in my life I have had multiple dogs. Years ago, I had three beagles at the same time. They were amiable little sweethearts, surprisingly, because they were all female (females tend to be more combative than males). Then I had… Read more »

Dog Sharing

There is a new trend called “Dog Sharing” and I am trying to figure out whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing.  Looks like it may have started in the UK but is catching on here in the states.  I’ve been reading anything I can get my hands on about dog sharing and… Read more »

Helping Pets in Need During the Holidays

November 1st marked the beginning of the Holiday Barn Pet Resorts annual Fall Pet Food Drive. The food drive will assist The Henrico Humane Society, Richmond Animal League, and the Richmond SPCA with needed food during the holidays and beyond. The upcoming holiday season finds many of us donating time and money to charitable causes…. Read more »

Cooking for your Pet

Sorting through the confusion… Geeezze… I’m beginning to wonder why I would choose such a topic to write about… it’s all so confusing. You can read just about anything online – pro or con – with great common sense and convincing research & knowledge. How do you know what to believe? We do not claim… Read more »

What Kind of Dog to get with a Cat

Thinking of getting a dog to go with the reigning feline emperor of your home? Do you have visions of that next Christmas card… your adorable dog and cat lovingly curled up together in front of the fireplace, affectionately grooming one another? You know, that vision could quickly disintegrate to angry creatures streaking through the… Read more »

I’ll Never Get Another Dog…

Yesterday evening my husband and I were talking about how much we love our newest rescue. He has brought us so much joy. He’s such a good boy too. He’s funny, smart… Just looking at him makes us smile. Rex has shown no favorites… he has showered both my husband and I with more love… Read more »

Common Fall Allergies in Dogs

Every fall, I start sniffling and sneezing around the middle of August and continue right on through October. Hay fever, they call it. I call it miserable. It’s because this is the time of year when Ragweed is at its peak. Oh, there are other things that cause allergic reactions in the fall, but Ragweed… Read more »

Dementia In Dogs

As I look back now at my precious little dog who passed away at 17 years old, I realize that she was showing signs of dementia. For Haley, it wasn’t a consistent state, though. At times she would seem perfectly normal. At other times, she would do things like back herself into a little nook… Read more »

How to Know When Your Dog is in Pain

The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) has proclaimed September as Animal Pain Awareness Month, to coincide with our human Pain Awareness Month, also in September. The more I have learned about the reasons for this awareness, the more I can totally get behind its purpose. As in all things with our pets, we… Read more »