Squeaker the cat

“There’s a special place in heaven for you.”

July 26, 2019

When someone hears of the large number of cats and dogs I have or have had, they often respond, “There’s a special place in heaven for you.” And quietly in my brain a thought bubble pops up and says, “I hope so because this work has certainly been hell at times!”

How an Animal Communicator Found Boogee, My Deaf Dog

December 13, 2018

I have worked with animal communicators several times. I have friends who have also worked with them. And it has always been an enlightening experience

FREE Rescue Alert Sticker for your Home

October 18, 2018

FREE and almost free rescue alert stickers! You download them, print them, add your info and put in a window or on your front door. Or order them online for a small fee.

Flea Meds Dosage Chart

Flea Med Dosages for Cats & Dogs

September 25, 2016

A dosing guide for cats and dogs for several of the top flea medications.

Dogs in cars in summer: bad idea!

How long does it take for a car to get HOT?

July 12, 2016

Yep, it’s that time of the year in the northern hemisphere: summer. And without fail, there are people who somehow feel that their dog will be just fine in the car with the window cracked because they won’t be gone long. Well… that just ain’t so! Tests have shown that cracking windows open does not decrease […]

Is Fruit Safe For Dogs?

Can Your Dog Safely Eat These Fruits?

October 29, 2015

Did you know that many of the fruits you eat can also be given as treats to your dog? Just cut it up into pea-sized pieces for a healthy, low-calorie snack.

De-worming Your Dog

De-worming Dogs

September 18, 2015

Ever wonder which wormer kills what worm? If you know what specific parasite is affecting your dogs, you don’t need to spend the money on a broad spectrum dewormer when a specific anthelmintic will suffice. Why attack something that isn’t there? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . […]

Boogee, my deaf boy

Deaf Dog Humor

August 25, 2015

I stumbled over this list of things owners of deaf dogs know all too well, but maybe didn’t realize about themselves. You Know You Have A Deaf Dog When … Your dog ignores you by turning his head. Your dog doesn’t care if her favorite toy has a squeaky or not. Your dog likes to […]

Treat vs poison for dogs

Treat or Poison for your Dog

August 22, 2015

This Treat vs Poison infographic shows you which common snacks may be harming your dog, and highlights a few healthy options you may not have considered before. Source: Vet Medic

Is my dog dehydrated?

Is My Dog Dehydrated?

July 27, 2015

Signs of Dehydration in Dogs Dehydration occurs when the total body water is less than normal. Usually it involves loss of both water and electrolytes, which are minerals such as sodium, chloride and potassium. Dehydration is caused by either a lack of food or water intake or an increase in water loss through illness or […]

Dosages for Dogs of Human Medicines

Dosages for Dogs of Human Medicines

July 16, 2015

Some human medicines can be used for dogs and cats. You can see a list here. For use in dogs, here are a few human meds and the dosage to use for dogs. Always check with your veterinarian before administering any drugs to your pets. Medicine Canine Dosage Used for Buffered Aspirin 5 mg per […]

Simpson's dog Santas Little Helper and cat Snowball

Late Night Home Treatments

July 3, 2015

This information is meant as a guide for you in an urgent or late-night situation.  It is not meant to replace the examination and diagnosis of a veterinarian.  These treatments are generally safe when administered as described, but may not be appropriate in every case.  Use this information at your own discretion. Vomiting – Remove food bowl […]

How to pick a Pet Sitter

How to Pick the Right Pet Sitter

July 1, 2015

What to do with your pets when you go out of town or are away from an extended amount of time? The simplest — and least stressful — is to do nothing with them. Leave them home in the environment they know the best and have help come to them. Hire a pet sitter! But how […]

Fast Eddie

12 Homeopathic Remedies For Your Dog

October 13, 2014

Homeopathic remedies number in the thousands and are made from anything and everything. But you only need to learn some of the rules of homeopathy and have about a dozen remedies to be off and running. You may want to go out and purchase these commonly used remedies to have on hand in case the […]

Top 10 Reasons Dogs and Cats go to the Vet

Top 10 Reasons Dogs & Cats to Visit the Veterinarian

October 12, 2014

Dogs Skin Allergies Ear Infection Non-cancerous Skin Mass Skin Infection Arthritis Upset Stomach/Vomiting Upset/Diarrhea Periodontitis/Dental Disease Bladder or Urinary Tract Disease Soft Tissue Trauma (Bruise or Contusion) Cats Bladder or Urinary Tract Disease Periodontitis/Dental Disease Chronic Kidney Disease Excessive Thyroid Hormone Upset Stomach/Vomiting Diabetes Intestinal Upset/Diarrhea Lymphoma Upper Respiratory Infection Skin Allergies Resource: Vet Practice […]

Canine diarrhea

Treating Your Dog’s Diarrhea

October 4, 2014

Most of the time, diarrhea is caused by a dietary indiscretion or stressful circumstances, and is self-limiting. Diarrhea is not a disease; rather, it is a symptom of a dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT).

Treating canine constipation

Simple Canine Constipation Remedies

September 19, 2014

Having recently been through this, I researched remedies for canine constipation and here’s what I found (in no particular order). Select ONE remedy to try. The combination of remedies can cause things to go the other way and create severe diarrhea which could result in dehydration. If the problem continues for more than a few days, if there’s blood […]

Scoring your Dog’s Poop

September 12, 2014

Okay, this is dog poop — up close and personal. So be forewarned before you scroll down any further. The image may be more graphic than you want to view, but it will help you better understand what you are seeing. So, here we go: Sample #1 is from a constipated dog. It’s a little […]

Foods That Are Dangerous To Dogs

It wasn’t canine cancer after all!

February 3, 2013

A few months ago, Bosco stopped eating and started losing weight. This behavior continued and he began to lose weight to the point that I decided to force feed him: Gerber’s #2 baby food.

Indika

Homeless Based on WHAT She Looks Like

September 3, 2012

Indika was picked up and taken to the Brant County SPCA. Because she “looks” like a Pit Bull type dog, she falls under Ontario’s Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) which bans her from living in the province of Ontario. Her owner came forward to claim her, but because he had no paperwork that would indicate her breed, he was not allowed to take her home.

Rufus has left the building!

May 30, 2012

Well, after a mix-up yesterday did not free him, the folks from Angels of Fur returned to DeWitt today to spring Rufus from the DeWitt Animal Hospital in New York. You may remember from our post yesterday that Rufus was found covered in fleas and mange on the streets of Syracuse — alone. And to […]

Rufus: A Deaf Dog’s Journey from Shelter to Forever Home

May 28, 2012

The Beginning Tomorrow, after the DeWitt Animal Hospital in DeWitt, NY opens, a member of Angels of Fur will be there to pick up Rufus. An American Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier mix, Rufus was brought into the shelter by animal control after he was found wandering the streets of Syracuse. He had fleas and a case […]

Snakebites and dogs

February 27, 2012

Snake bites tend to occur on the pet’s head or neck. Bites involving the trunk of the body have a poorer prognosis.

Eating horse manure can be dangerous to your dog

February 25, 2012

Have you ever stopped to consider that the ivermectin you use to treat your horses for parasites could be dangerous to dogs that eat horse manure? We know how dogs love horse manure. So in hindsight, it makes sense that ivermectin in horse manure could pose a danger… and here is one such story.

Looking for a miracle. Dogs’ owner passed away suddenly.

December 27, 2011

We are writing to see if you can help spread the word for these two precious dogs who so badly need our help. Gracie is a 10-year-old Yellow Lab and Sam is a 6-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever. They are docile, well behaved, housebroken and good with other animals.

Prissy is looking for a new home

December 5, 2011

In October, a trucker was killed in a freak, but fiery crash on I-10 in Houston. This man was the son-in-law of Prissy’s owner. Her owner’s daughter was a couple months pregnant with their second child at the time. She is due to give birth in April and Prissy’s owner plans to be there with her, staying for a while.

A Foreclosure Dog Named Abby

September 16, 2011

Abby’s people lost their home due to foreclosure and loss of jobs. They had to give up Abby and her 3 cat companions. Abby has been moved around a lot during the last couple months. She is very sweet and loving, but is confused about what is going on.

Can you help us return a stolen dog?

July 7, 2011

In May 2010, Missy was stolen from her owner’s car in Tucson when they stopped at a gas station to ask for directions. In the more than a year that has past, her owner, Amber, has not stopped looking for her.

Got Room? …for a street dog?

June 29, 2011

About eight weeks ago, Boomer was spotted walking down the street near North Main and I-45 in north Houston following a man who appeared homeless. A very pregnant woman just a couple weeks shy of giving birth stopped and asked the man about the dog. The man said he was taking Boomer to a friend who had a room to see if the friend could keep Boomer. The next day, the man appeared again with Boomer in tow. His friend was unable to keep Boomer and neither was he. He asked Marcia to please find him a good home.

The wonder of a dog’s loyalty

January 18, 2011

Leao, a Brazilian dog separated from her human companion now rests atop her owner’s grave.

Can you love some more?

August 24, 2010

Think what the impact would be if all the animal lovers adopted a cat or dog from a rescue or a shelter. It would be a revolution. It would be a blessing. And it is a possibility.

Pet Food Pantries and Assistance Programs

August 14, 2010

Pet Food Pantries and Assistance Programs in the US

The species we made dependent…

July 30, 2010

Dogs have been bred for millenia to serve humans: as companions, workers and protectors. They are utterly subservient to our treatment and rely entirely on us for food, shelter, affection, amusement and good health. All they really require is the most minimal of care and compassion and we continue to fail them. We show more reverence and good will to the very least and most despicable of our own species while constantly using and abusing the faithful creatures that have been at our side for centuries.

Leaving no soldier behind.

May 31, 2010

Some of the less heard about heros in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan are dogs. The ones that are adopting our troops because, in our troops, they are finding kindness and attention. You see in Afghanistan, dogs are considered a disgrace. Anna Maria Cannan has untaken the task of bringing five dogs back to the US. Dogs that have served as watch dogs in camp protecting our soldiers.

Life with a deaf puppy

May 6, 2010

Living with a deaf puppy is not something I have ever done before, but thank goodness I have some older dogs to help.