Extinct before we knew much about it

I think it’s really hard for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere to understand what special place Australia is in terms of biodiversity. It is largest area in the world that has been isolated from the rest of the … Continue reading

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The tale of two box turtles and what they tell us about dogs and wolves

I keep running into this female Eastern box turtle when I am out and about. She is usually out looking for a place to lay her eggs, and because I know that her particular subspecies could become threatened in the … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Dog Ticks and Lyme Disease

What You Should Know About Dog Ticks and Lyme Disease Not Lyme, thankfully, but dog ticks can give you Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can be just as serious, and even fatal. Despite the name, this infection happens throughout the … Continue reading

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Dog Training – It’s All About the Relationship

Photo by AndyMcLemore Your dog’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase (or seen it written here): “The dog is always right”? The reason is that dogs are simply responding to what is happening in their … Continue reading

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Soldier Dogs

Editor’s note: This story originally ran in March of 2012. We’re rerunning in honor of K9 Veteran’s Day, March 13, 2015. Until the now-famous Navy SEAL Team Six raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound last year, most people had no … Continue reading

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The SHOCKING TRUTH about cancer they don’t want you to know

Cancer. It’s scary stuff. Every day, I hear another story of an elderly dog and cat diagnosed with neoplasia, and my heart hurts for those dealing with it. Without a doubt, cancer sucks, and every new breakthrough is a gift. There’s lots … Continue reading

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New Zealand Raises Stink About Pest Aboard U.S. Cars

New Zealand Raises Stink About Pest Aboard U.S. Cars Brown marmorated stink bug is an agricultural pest found in Asia, notably China, Japan, and the Korea peninsula. It has aggressively invaded the U.S, and the ministry says it could successfully … Continue reading

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The Truth About Pet Food Research

About one year after I graduated vet school, I took routine screening chest radiographs of my senior Golden, Mulan. I looked them over, frowning at a small, mottled spot near her sternum. “She has cancer,” I thought. It’s not an unreasonable … Continue reading

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Confused About Which Products to Buy?

Let’s face it: the pet market is bursting with good products. The final numbers aren’t yet in for 2014 but spending in the pet market was projected to be $ 58.51 billion. Pet supplies make… [[ This is a summary … Continue reading

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Marvin Lewis tells Bengals to ignore questions about playoff losses

Marvin Lewis tells Bengals to ignore questions about playoff losses The questions may not be important, but they're topical for a coach and team that hasn't figured out how to progress over the last three years and winning will be … Continue reading

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