Introducing to the world stage, Bo Obama, the new Portuguese Water Dog and First Dog of the United States. As an advocate for breed rescue since 1999, not dating Lucky Diamond (a purebred Maltese that likes to keep her age an urban myth) or anything else for that matter. But yes, (I have the same […]
Ask the Vet – No Fleas, Please!
Sentinel, Advantage, Program, Frontline, Tick Arrest, Preventic, Revolution. If your animal’s flea and tick preventative wasn’t listed … read on. Fleas and ticks are very successful parasites. An untreated animal can easily support a flea colony of 60 to 100 fleas per week, each producing 20 eggs per day, hatching in as little as 2 […]
A Moon Rises in the East – A Second Chance for the Asian Moon Bear!
Throughout the forests of Asia, the Asiatic Black Bear roams, unaware of the perils that may await him. For years, these gentle creatures,affectionately dubbed “Moon Bears” because of their yellow moon-shaped markings on their chests, have suffered at the hands of trappers and bear farmers. These individuals extract the bears’ bile for use […]
The Last Post – The “Club Med” for Cats!
Nestled by the banks of the Housatonic River, in Northwestern Connecticut’s rustic woodlands, The Last Post is considered the “Club Med” of cat retirement homes, “a kind of Hotel Pierre for pampered pussycats,” says it’s Director, Jeanne Toomey. Almost 400 cats reside on the 37-acre sanctuary, founded in 1982 by legendary radio star and animal […]
Dancing with Your Dog!
When Patie Ventre, a former professional ballroom dancer, looks out across an empty dance floor, she doesn’t envision Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers swinging through “Top Hat.” She sees Westies waltzing, poodles in polka and Mastiffs getting down to the Macarena. That’s why she started the World Canine Freestyle Organization — a group that […]
Sifting through the Top Dogs of Westminster!
Throw open the doors at Madison Square Garden during Westminster, and prepare to be overwhelmed. The many thousands of dogs competing in the event are everywhere-tucked into every corner, all being primped and preened, sprayed and brushed by their doting owners in preparation for the big event. But beneath all of that hairspray and […]