5 tips to keep your pets safe this Halloween

While my dogs might say the biggest Halloween hazard they face is the embarrassment of another costume, the truth is that our favorite fright night is filled with potential danger for pets. Here are 5 tips to follow so your furry friends have a safe and happy Halloween.

Beware of xylitol. The obvious concern is […]

How to care for geriatric horses

Almost all horse owners will face the challenge of caring for an aging horse at some point. It’s inevitable if we choose to provide our animals a home beyond their useful or competitive life. A 2010 Animal Horse Publication survey showed that the average horse owner has two horses older than 15 years and that […]

6 Reasons dogs chase their tails

[ SPANISH ] It usually happens out of the blue: you’re reclining in your living room and suddenly your dog stands up and starts running in circles, chasing its tail. Apart from it being kind of hilarious, there may be some very legitimate reasons that your dog decides to start attacking a part of its […]

A tale of two statistics: Pet ownership by single people up, vet visits down

While the number of single people who own pets continues to climb, the number of pets being taken to the vet at least once a year is falling.

Although the former is great news, the latter is less so, say officials from the American Veterinary Medical Association, publishers of the U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics […]

Managing pigeon fever in horses

Pigeon fever is an elevated body temperature of a pigeon, right? In the words of Lee Corso, “not so fast my friend”. In this post, I’m referring to a bacterial infection that occurs in horses. Pigeon fever, also called dryland distemper and dryland strangles, is a bacterial infection in horses caused by the bacterium […]