Pet lovers have some options when it comes to caring for their pets who have long-term diseases. By: RobynRandell Gypsy, my German Shepherd, passed away several years ago. In her last 2 years, she suffered from myasthenia gravis, megaesophagus, arthritis and other medical issues. While I don’t regret one moment of giving her the care
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It’s important for rescue cats to find the right family fit. By: EugenieM When Lori Erickson first laid eyes on Tinycat at the airport, “he was absolutely terrified,” she says. She brought the Bombay rescue home; he disappeared under the bathroom cabinet, where he stayed for about a month, coming out only to eat or
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Many people with Bombays say their cats can demand attention. By: iStock.com/Ed-Ni-Photo 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years or longer Bombay cats are muscular and medium in size. They resemble a miniature panther, which was the intention when they were created. The large eyes are shades of copper and gold, and are set
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Pain, fear and cold are all reasons your dog might shake. By: antschabaer Does your dog shake or tremble? I’m not talking about the dogs who shake themselves dry or flap their ears occasionally so much as the dog with a fine muscular tremor. The trembling may just affect one leg or their whole body.
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Some dogs can’t wait to cool off in the refreshing pool. By: CityofStPete Summer’s turning into fall, and if the weather is still warm in a certain locale, people are always looking for ways to socialize their dogs, help them burn off some energy and keep them cool. In hot weather, walks are limited to
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Many millennials are putting their pet’s needs first. By: Pexels Millennials are the fastest-growing pet-keeping demographic in the country. Research shows that 73% of this demographic have a pet. They are also at the age when homeownership becomes important. When millennials look into buying a home or even choosing their next rental, their pets are
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Fox News Channel reporter Leland Vittert was on the ground in Chinquapin, North Carolina, covering the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Florence when he spotted a heartbreaking site. According to Fox News, Vittert went out with the area’s volunteer fire department to survey the damage caused by rising floodwaters, which are isolating Chinquapin from the state,
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Some turtles don’t love being handled, but others may tolerate it. By: Rusty Clark These aquatic turtles may be small, but they can still pack a punch in the turtle-keeping hobby. Most turtles mentioned here are of more diminutive size when fully grown and will be much easier to house for most people. The primary
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Making friends with feral cats takes a lot of patience, and you may not receive affection or even acknowledgment in return. By: dmitrisvetsikas1969 Juno was already hiding under the chair when I arrived, but I could hear her growling. It was as though she knew about the cat-claw scissors in my purse. I was puzzled.
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In the right living conditions, hermit crabs can live 10–20 years. By: skeeze Animals lacking a spine or any internal bone structures are classified as invertebrates. They possess an exoskeleton, or outer shell, which they shed as they grow. This process is called molting. At some point in the past, people started keeping these strange
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