Why I Don’t Recommend Retractable Leashes

Why I Don’t Recommend Retractable Leashes

A retractable leash is not so much a leash as it is a length of thin cord wound around a spring-loaded device housed inside a plastic handle. The handles of most retractable leashes are designed to fit comfortably in a human hand. A button on the handle controls how...
Whiskers

Whiskers

Everyone knows that whiskers are one the of cutest features on cats, but did you know that they serve a very specific function in your cat’s well-being? Whiskers are unlike human hair or even the rest of your cat’s fur. They are especially thick and embedded deeply in...
Guide and Service Dogs

Guide and Service Dogs

Guide dogs are trained to lead the blind or vision impaired. The dog acts as a pilot to direct its owner in a straight line unless directed to turn, while avoiding obstacles in all directions. How do I get a guide dog? Blind Veterans are assessed and trained for...
Do You Know The Symptoms of Diabetes in a Dog?

Do You Know The Symptoms of Diabetes in a Dog?

What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes in Dogs?  The following symptoms should be investigated as they could be indicators that your dog has diabetes:    Change in appetite Excessive thirst/increase in water consumption Weight loss Increased urination Unusually...
Caring For Your Best Friend’s Feet

Caring For Your Best Friend’s Feet

A friend of mine, a veteran of the military, shared this mantra with me, “Take care of your feet, because your feet take you everywhere.” I always remembered that fact and for us humans, it can often be associated with many types of medical issues, particularly those...