Should My Pets have a Microchip?

Microchips have been widely used in the USA for returning pets to their rightful owners when lost. In much of the rest of the world, they also act as the definitive identification for each pet. Microchips first came to light in 1980's with Home Again when I was working at a veterinary office.  Microchips are [...]

5 Common signs of a Pet Scam

Pet scams are quite prolific on the internet - just ask anyone in the pet industry and chances are they are aware of some or even had clients involved.  I've had clients reports scam for puppies, kittens and even parrots. My thanks to Maplecroft Studio for doing photography of my litter of Ragdolls:   Pet [...]

The Border Collies of Fox Pines Homestead

I thought this week maybe you would enjoy meeting some of our four-footed family members. Our pets are our children - I know many of you feel the same way! We have two Border Collies, Speck and Switch, featured above. First, a bit about Border Collies in general.  They are not a dog for everyone.  [...]

5 Things to Consider When You Choose a Veterinarian?

Anyone who has a pet should have a veterinarian that they can  visit regularly as needed.  But it is equally as important to find a veterinarian and staff that you feel comfortable with and can trust.  I have found that when they get to know me and my pets, I can usually get in without [...]

Pet Vaccines Explained

As a veterinary technician I learned to abbreviate a lot of things.  Like any other industry, veterinary medicine has it's own language.  And an alphabet of acronyms for all the things handled in a veterinary hospital. Vaccines are one of the most basic things you can do for your pet. Each letter in the alphabet [...]

Pets need all that fluffy hair in winter!

Pet people are used to hair. It's on our clothes, on the bed, and hair balls float around anywhere in the house. We pick it off the table and out of our food. And we wouldn't change a thing. But all the hair has a purpose and a value to the pet. In this season, [...]

We all Have The Same Amount of TIME

The best thing I can give my pets is my time. I have two Border Collies, and anyone who knows the breed knows they need something to do.  In our case, it's Frisbee.  Everyday, at least twice a day.  Basically my husband is responsible for this, but at times I pitch in and throw it [...]

What is a Professional Pet Shipper?

In my work life, I own and operated Airborne Animals LLC, a pet shipping business, visit   Airborne Animals LLC to see what we do. Basically a pet shipper handles all the arrangements to move pets from Point A to Point B as a cargo shipment (I have nothing to do with pets in cabin or [...]