Healthy Pets

Healthy Pets

Horses are strong animals that have been relied upon for centuries to fill various roles. Once a primary mode of transportation for humans, horses also have helped farmers tend to their crops and entertained millions on the racetracks. Since they are social animals, horses need attention and consistent care. Keeping…
Fleas and ticks rely on blood for food. They are the vampires of the pet realm, silently stalking companion animals wherever they go. Once fleas and ticks find a victim, they are bound to stay around for a while, enjoying the free meal. Fleas, in particular, can grow quite fond…
November is a time of giving thanks. When we have lost a loved one (human or furry) we feel a deep sense of loss that may make it difficult to feel grateful for the blessings in our lives. Last month I wrote about how our pets bless us by being…
Owning a dog is a big responsibility, but one that also provides a companion whose love is unconditional. Dog owners quickly learn their four-legged friends respond differently than humans to certain situations, including the changing weather. Many dog owners may notice that their pets seem particularly attuned to the weather.…
Sunday, Oct. 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Day or Blessing the Animals Day. What is a blessing? Is it money, clothes, a fancy car or house? In the Bible a blessing is depicted as a mark of God’s relationship with a person, and in the scriptures…
Cats and dogs are the two most popular types of pets in the country, and while dogs have been dubbed “man’s best friend,” cat owners are quite vocal when expressing their love for their feline friends. Those looking for a cat may not have to look far. The ASPCA says…
What is bereavement? Bereavement is defined as the period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one. Bereavement is a state of intense grief and desolation. Bereavement may include emotional, mental, social and physical reactions. We go through bereavement to help us live life after…
Pets often make ideal companions. They are around when a person needs support, they can provide protection for those living alone, they’re always willing to lend an ear to problems, and many tend to offer unconditional love. Seniors facing an empty nest or the loss of a spouse may find…
Cats are considered great pets for city dwellers. Unlike dogs, cats don’t bark, meaning apartment dwellers won’t have to worry about upsetting their neighbors when cats want to grab their attention. Cats also can live indoors without needing to get any exercise in the backyards that many city residents simply…
No one wants to feel that giving care to a loved one (pet or person) is a burden. We all want to give our time, energy, and love to our loved ones when they need extra care. Sometimes, the care required can be overwhelming and exhausting. The simple logistics of…
Bird watching is a pastime enjoyed by people of all ages. While many people trek into the woods to see their favorite birds, homeowners can take steps to entice these fascinating and feathered friends right to their backyards. Homeowners who want to attract birds to their properties can do so…
When we are going through the last days with our pet we are in a stage of watchful waiting. My last article addressed some of our fears for our pet’s last moments. This article will discuss the fears we have for ourselves surrounding our pet’s death. The three fears most…
Sebastian lives simply. He gets up in the morning and stretches, charges down the stairs and waits at the back door for me to catch up. He “zoom, zoom, zooms” into the yard and back as quickly as possible, especially when it’s cold. On warmer days, it’s different. He stops…
When it is imperative to pack light, whether it be a camel ride or an airline restriction, myrrh is a must-have essential oil! “And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead with their camels…
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