A Pet-Friendly Guide to Weathering Storms
Are you ready for hurricane season? Any inclement weather, mild or severe, can result in scared, stressed and even lost pets. Animals can often can predict and smell an approaching storm well before humans, which can influence their behavior. Be…..
FIV and FeLV: What’s The Difference?
The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) are often mistaken to be the same; sometimes even used interchangeably. However, that’s not the case. FIV and FeLV cause two entirely separate diseases. Yes, they’re both in the Retroviridae…..
3 Ways to Help Cut Overcrowding in Animal Shelters
Animal shelters receive over 6 million homeless animals into their fold each year. A big chunk of this population are stray animals and relinquished pets. Yet, despite these alarming data, animal homelessness ranks poorly in the long list of public…..
5 Personal Mantras to Help You Let Go of a Foster Pet
Letting go of a foster pet may leave you with a heavy heart but once you realize it’s all for the better, know that it will truly get better. It’s natural to feel sad when it’s time to part with…..
3 Common Diabetes-Related Complications in Pets
While completely manageable, diabetes is linked to the development of several complications. As an owner of a diabetic pet, it’s important for you to be familiar with these health concerns and be able to recognize their signs the moment they…..
6 Simple But Effective Ways to Get Your Foster Pet Adopted
Over the course of weeks, months, maybe even years, you've helped your foster pet grow and heal from both emotional and physical wounds, and now all the love and hard work you put into caring for them have paid off.…..
8 House Plants Dog and Cat Owners Need to Get Rid Of ASAP
Houseplants can certainly liven up the bare and dull-looking spaces inside your home but unfortunately, not all of them are as harmless as they look. As a pet parent, it's important to be extra careful with the decorative greens you…..
Considering Fostering? Here Are 5 Things to Keep in Mind
So you're thinking about getting your first foster pet? That's awesome! You're one step closer to not only helping a homeless pet prepare for their forever family but also freeing up space at a shelter for another animal in need.…..
Can FIV-Positive Cats Live with Non-FIV Cats?
FIV-positive cats have always had a bad rap. They’re either killed in shelters or deemed unadoptable for life when in truth, they’re just as adoptable as non-FIV cats. In fact, Dr. Annette L. Litster from Purdue University’s College Of Veterinary…..