what to know about adopting a cat

5 Tips for Adopting a Cat

June is “Adopt a Cat” month, and you might decide this is the ideal time to find yourself a feline companion. If you’re a first-time cat owner, you need to be prepared for the amount of energy and love a cat brings into your home. They may be small, but they’re mighty and their personalities

seasonal tips for pets

Warm Weather Tips for Pets

Seasonal Weather Changes Spring is here and the warmer weather is starting! This means more time outside with our family and friends and especially our furry ones. To make sure we keep the fun going and everyone safe, here are a few tips to keep in mind during the warmer months:

flea and tick prevention for dogs and cats

Flea & Tick Prevention

Saving Your Pet from Fleas & Ticks Every pet parent knows how much of a nuisance fleas and ticks can be. At best your pets become itchy and skittish, at worst they become miserable and lethargic. Ticks and parasites survive by feeding on the blood of host animals. And just like ticks, fleas can

Local Pet Rescue Options

Pet Rescue by Judy Pet Rescue by Judy is a non-profit organization that was founded with the goal of rescuing dogs and cats and helping them find new forever homes. Established in 1986, Judy set out to take a proactive approach, and help animals that were abandoned by providing them with wellness care and a

Grief Therapy

This pain feels like it will never go away. If you are reading this, then chances are you have lost a precious companion, part of your family even. I am so very deeply sorry for your loss. As a psychotherapist of 38 years (The love of my life, my Dachshund Cocoa, worked in

Psychological Service Dogs

Psychological Service Dogs, Inc. is a dual purpose nonprofit and the first nonprofit in the United States to provide Service Dogs, through rescue, to individuals with invisible disabilities (specifically psychological, emotional or intellectual challenges). To promote the use of Service Dogs for those with invisible disabilities – emotional, intellectual, or psychological. We

Pet grooming tips

The 6 Basics of Pet Grooming

From ears to eyes, here are the 6 basics you need to know about pet grooming. For many, the concept of grooming your pet conjures up notions of brushes and bows, but in reality, it is a vital element to their overall health and wellbeing. Regularly grooming your pet allows you to notice any out-of-the-ordinary