I haven't done a product review before, but I just have to tell you about the new vacuum I bought. Exciting, I know... so some basic facts first. I have two long haired Border collies, 4 cats, and a husband who works in construction and outside in general. So it doesn't take much imagination to … Continue reading A vacuum that handles pet hair!
I thought I would introduce you to Squeeze this week. He is out partially paralyzed cat, who is an inspiration to hope, get up, try again, and never give up. Here's his story: Three years ago in February my husband called me about 10 minutes after he left for work. "Something terrible has happened!" he … Continue reading Meet Squeeze, our Inspiration to never give up
One of my friends mentioned the other day how few people seem to pick up after their dog, with dog feces (or let's be less formal, dog poop) being all over in public places and parks. It has prompted me to remind everyone that dog feces are not like cow or horse manure. Dog feces … Continue reading Don’t treat Dog Feces like Manure
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 … Continue reading Should My Pets have a Microchip?
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 … Continue reading 5 Common signs of a Pet Scam
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. … Continue reading The Border Collies of Fox Pines Homestead
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 … Continue reading 5 Things to Consider When You Choose a Veterinarian?
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 … Continue reading Pet Vaccines Explained
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, … Continue reading Pets need all that fluffy hair in winter!
Whether we like it or not, things happen. A pet emergency is no different. Many things are seemingly unpreventable - When a dog dashes into the road, or a cat eats tinsel - but are they? Just as with children, we have to be aware of items in our homes that have potential danger. So … Continue reading Can you handle a Pet Emergency?