I was so lucky this week to be able to attend a set of seminars in Vancouver titled “The Future of Pet Health” sponsored by Red Dog Blue Kat (you can see the livestream videos on their facebook page).  The information that was shared in those few hours was truly inspiring, and eye opening.  No doubt I will tap into that


Companion animals are important parts of many peoples lives.  From seeing eye dogs who bring the blind a new freedom, to PTSD dogs that can save lives by being there unconditionally, 24/7 for their companions, to our favourite pet that gets us up in the morning, inspires us to walk, and brings joy and amusement into our live.  
We live in a society that is changing, with seniors making up a larger part of the population every day, and the same is true for our pet community.  Better foods and supplements, better health care, and more emphasis on exercise has led to longer healthier lives for our animals.  Add to that the extraordinary measures we now employ to
I have written many columns about how pets enrich our lives.  Study after study has shown that a companion animal help us live longer, happier and healthier lives.  Getting official recognition of these facts and creating programmes that make them part of our society would be a wonderful goal to strive for.  I am very interested
While talking after the passing of their 10 year old Irish Wolfhound, the vet and family were wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.  6 year old Shane piped up.  “I know why....  People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life – like loving everyone and being
There seems to always be a backlash when a movie or TV show features a certain pet.  Right now, it is Huskies, American Alsatians and Inuit Dogs.  Apparently, some less scrupulous breeders have been marketing them to Game of Thrones fans as "Dire Wolves".   People excited by the series, and the amazing animals portrayed in it, are
Rescue shelters are the backbone of animal welfare in our country.  Some are run by local municipalities, some by larger charitable organizations or humane societies, but there are quite a few animals that find new homes thanks to small groups, runs by a few individuals, subsisting on funds generated by everything from bake sales to