Pet Lovers

Technology Trends in the Pet Industry

Tech Trends in the Pet Industry Dog accessories have become so high tech! It used to be that all you needed to have for your dog was a plain ole leash, collar, bed, and bowl. Done. Times are a-changin’! Just as you and I have to have the latest in electronics, nowadays your dog does… Read more »

Emotional Eating in Dogs

An article in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior concludes that “emotional eating” has been demonstrated in humans and rodents, but not in dogs. It’s a confusing study to understand, really. Although the article clearly states that the “vast majority of the 1,099 test respondents perceived that their dog showed emotional eating at some level of… Read more »

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE!

Most people think that dogs are immune to ice and cold because of their fur, but even dogs bred for colder climates may suffer needlessly in the winter if not properly cared for. If you have one of the so-called “cold weather dogs”, a Siberian Husky, for example, it’s true that they are much better… Read more »

RUNNING WITH YOUR DOG

Having trouble staying motivated with your New Year’s resolution to exercise? Or perhaps to train for the upcoming Richmond SPCA Dog Jog and 5k? We know of a great exercise motivator! Your dog! True, your dog cannot run with you in the 5K, but he can help you get ready! It’s sometimes too easy to… Read more »

Naming your Dog

Since I began adopting dogs, I haven’t had the pleasure of naming them. I’ve always used their original names. I could have renamed them as it is totally possible to rename a dog. But I thought their names were fine and they were comfortable with them, so I kept them. Fortunately, my dogs have always… Read more »

Superfoods for your Dog

We often hear of people who have suffered cancer, heart disease or other serious health issues who make changes in their lifestyle to revitalize and strengthen their immune system. Most often, a change in diet is tops on the list. They begin including more wholesome foods like fresh fruits and vegetables and less processed foods,… Read more »

Parvovirus

Years ago, I lived next door to a young couple whose adorable, black, mixed-breed dog had the most precious puppies! There were about 6 or 7 puppies, if I remember correctly. All were shaggy black and white, adorable little round-bellied pups. Our back yards were not separated from our neighbors, and any time I was… Read more »

Cats Work Hard Too!

We talk a lot about working dogs – military dogs, police dogs, assistance dogs, herding dogs, guard dogs, weight pullers, etc… Everyone knows that many dogs have a job to do and they’re so good at whatever they’re trained to do. But what about cats? Is there such a thing as a working cat? Yes,… Read more »