Although I really do small animals and rodents and rabbits, I occasionally have been known to show my hand with anything mammalian. This includes some wildlife work- squirrels, raccoons, an occasional deer- where I have been asked to help out. Recently I have had the pleasure of workingRead more
One of the best exercises available to dogs is swim therapy. I recently did an arthroplasty on a small maltese cross who had Legg Perthes disease- ischemic necrosis of the femoral head. This disease necessitates either a total hip replacement (quite costly) or surgery to remove theRead more
It all started out with a phone call, as it usually does (or a txt, or a messenger message) "Amanda, I can't handle it anymore, he is left there day after day on his own and if I didn't feed or water him he wouldn't see anyone"
Now to most people, this would constitute neglect.Read more
I want to tell you about two Canadian athletes, who are going to be representing our country, and also our area, this year. Their names are Wendy McCoubrey and Lolita. I have had the pleasure of riding with Wendy over the years, and I saw Lolita as a day old filly when my horses wereRead more
It's the time of year where the routine is forgotten, and in its place is the frenetic holiday season with parties, visits with loved ones and overindulgence in food. Although this time is often the period of festivities for us, it is often the time for stress in our companion animals.Read more
Why Do Cats Scratch?
Scratching is a natural, normal, and necessary behavior in cats. Your cat does not scratch to upset you or to be spiteful in damaging your furniture. Scratching is a form of communication and often your cat will do it during times of stress and anxiety. It’s
Did you know that cat litter was not developed until 1947? Prior to that time, cats always eliminated outdoors in either sand or dirt. Since then many cat litters have been developed and marketed to humans, primarily answering the desires of humans.
When you are deciding on litterRead more