Chemotherapy for pets – is it an option?


  Chemotherapy is one of the four major therapies for cancer--the three others being surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy. During most of the consults that we do, chemotherapy is discussed. The looks I get when I recommend chemotherapy for people's pets can range from unbelief to fright. The first thing that I do is immediately tell owners that chemotherapy is … [Read more...]

Thailand: The Wonders of Buddha’s Animal Kingdom

Hotel Posada

  Buddhism and animals - Thailand  Enchanting Thailand consists of over 40,000 temples (Wats) and 95% of the population practices Buddhism. Buddhists believe in respecting and loving every living creature, which is a tenent that any animal lover can get behind! They also believe in reincarnation, and that many of us were once animals in a past life. Thai … [Read more...]

In Honor Of Bastille Day! A French Affair: The Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogues de Bordeaux

        The Bordeaux region of Southwestern France is well-known to travelers as a hot-spot for wine, architecture, and relaxing beach-front vacations, but what fewer people know is that this seaside paradise is also home to one of the world's oldest dog breeds.   A port city on the Garonne River just north of Aquitaine, Bordeaux … [Read more...]

Happy Bastille Day! It’s A Dog’s Life In St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: France


Travel With Your Pet For La “Bone” Vie!         St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is often considered the jewel of the French Riviera. The French say it’s “ecrin de verdure,” a very protected and beautiful place. Du Cap-Ferrat is the point at which the Alpes-Maritimes plunge into the sea below. Hidden beneath the Corniche, on the waters of the … [Read more...]

Horse Therapy – Equine Spirit Sanctuary in Taos, New Mexico


For thousands of years, horses have roamed freely across the lands of the United States along with mankind. These majestic creatures carry great strength and spirit, which today are celebrated in several stories and movies (Popular stories include: Black Beauty, Sea Biscuit, and Secretariat). What most people do not realize about these creatures is that they possess a healing … [Read more...]