Pets, has released its 2013 list of most dog friendly places.   California has the most, but click on this link to see all 200...
Just like their human counterparts, when pets are afflicted with even seemingly minor ailments such as an ear infection, stomach ache or cough, it can prompt a visit to the doctor. While the majority of these conditions are rarely life threatening, they can become chronic and expensive to treat. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co.  recently sorted its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to determine the top 10 dog and cat medical conditions...

Vital Statistics

Pulse and Heart Rate

Normal resting rates:
Cats: 150-200 bpm
Small dogs: 90-120 bpm
Medium dogs: 70-110 bpm
Large dogs: 60-90 bpm
Pulse should be strong, regular and easy to locate.

Checking the pulse

The easiest place to locate a pulse is the femoral artery in the groin area. Place your fingers on the inside of the hind leg and slide your hand upward until the back of your fingers touches the abdomen. Gently move your finger...

How Many Dogs Does It Take to Change A Light Bulb?

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, ... Suggests the Top 5 Safety Tips for Common Summer Dangers

This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, the season meant for fun, sun, and spending time outdoors with your pet. While humans are aware of the precautions they need to take prior to playing outside in the Summer, just as many summertime dangers lurk outside for your pet.

1.       Apply Sunscreen: Like the...

The one thing you can always bet on is that RV'ers love dogs!

Here's a short video I found about a Golden Retriever who acts like a guard dog for his master's bicycle.  When the owner returns, the dog jumps on the back and barks that he's ready to go!   Enjoy! 


I found this article on Fox News and thought it would help the dog lover in all of us....

7 Tips to Cope with the Loss of a Pet

The English novelist George Eliot said it best about pets when she wrote, “Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions and pass no criticisms.” Perhaps that is why some pet owners feel closer to their animals than even other members of their family.

It is no wonder, then, that people experience intense grie...

The following is a list of the 17 most common poisonous plants.


Lilies Members of the Lilium spp. are considered to be highly toxic to cats. While the poisonous component has not yet been identified, it is clear that with even ingestions of very small amounts of the plant, severe kidney damage could result.


Ingestion of Cannabis sativa by companion animals can result in depression of the central nervous system and incoordination...

Accidents happen, so it's smart to be prepared in case of an emergency. ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center experts recommend that you invest in an emergency first-aid kit for your pet. The kit should contain:
- Fresh bottle of hydrogen peroxide, 3 percent USP (to induce vomiting)
- Turkey baster, bulb syringe or large medicine syringe (to administer peroxide)
- Saline eye solution
- Artificial tear gel (to lubricate eyes after flushing)
- Mild ...

The president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) returned this week from a health check-up at the North Pole, declaring Santa's reindeer to be healthy, free of disease, and ready for their Christmas Eve flight.


"I can assure you that all of them are in healthy condition and are all ready to go for Christmas Eve," said Dr. Rene Carlson, the official veterinarian of the North Pole. In this role, Dr. Carlson is charged with pr...

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