Its that time of year again, time to start planning summer vacations, and how to integrate your pets into those plans.   Some pets, mainly dogs, enjoy traveling with their families, and are quite at home in the car, or in a kennel at the hotel while the family is pursuing activities where a pet might not be appropriate or even
I'm not a veterinarian, but I do spend my waking hours in the service of pets and the people taking care of pets.  I do get a lot of questions that are not so much diagnostic, but to help people decide their course of action.  And, in any case that requires a veterinarian's care/input, I always make sure that they have been or will be

The Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge There are a number of stories written about the Rainbow Bridge, a beautiful meadow where pets that pass before their owners wait until they can re-unite on the other side, and enter Heaven together.   But would pets get the same treatment?   Too many pets survive their human partners, only to spend the end


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

Saying Goodbye

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

Porch Cat

Porch Cat.  I have a friend that talks affectionately yet with frustration about Porch Cat.  Seems he doesn’t own a cat, yet has all the negative issues that come along with a cat.  From chasing squirrels and rabbits, using his garden as a litter box and other cat annoyances, Porch Cat seems to aggravate him a lot of the