Feline Obesity

Feline Obesity Obesity, or the state of being seriously heavy, is a common condition in cats today. Cats’ lifestyles have changed dramatically since they became domesticated. In the wild, cats spent the majority of their time hunting for food and very little time...

Dental Health and Your Pet

DENTAL HEALTH AND YOUR PET Elisa Speckert, Veterinary Technician River Road Veterinary Clinic  Most dog and cat owners have had the distinct pleasure of being up-close and personal with their pet’s breath. From sloppy Golden Retriever kisses to the sandpaper tongue of...

Tiki Part I: Re-home Rebound Re-birth

The Tiki Chronicles Re-home, Rebound, Re-birth The story of how my 17-year old cat crossed the entire East Coast, and beat the odds to be here with me today I arrived in Florida a week before Christmas to start a working student position at an Olympic Dressage barn....

Top 10 Pet Owner Mistakes

Top 10 Pet Owner Mistakes By Megan Kaplan, RealSimple.com Avoid common errors, and keep your four-legged pal healthy and well-behaved. Mistake 1: Buying a pet spontaneously Why this is a mistake: That doggie in the window may be darling, but he might not be the right...

Tiki Part II: Tiki goes to College

The Tiki Chronicles Part II: Tiki goes to College This is the second chapter in a three part series about Tiki, an older cat with a myriad of health problems (including FIV, a feline version of HIV that is non-transmissible to humans). Despite his various handicaps...

The Stray

The Stray Joan E. Chandler We were young, with two toddlers. Rod worked at one full-time and two part-time jobs, trying to make ends meet. We seldom found time for a few moments alone, time to appreciate our recently-bought, shabby home and its gravel-bowl front yard....