Most popular pet names

[ SPANISH ] If you’re anything like my family, choosing a pet name is an event. We all pick names that we like and present it to the group and take it to a vote. When we got our cat, we were torn between Yoshi (of the Super Mario Bros games) and Kirby (of Kirby’s […]

6 weird animal facts explained

Confession: My dog gets nervous around her reflection. I wish I was kidding. Sometimes, she’ll just get up and start barking at her reflection in the window or the mirror. It’s actually pretty hilarious, and one of her many weird quirks (and totally normal).

Second confession: One of my friend’s cats refuses to drink water […]

FYI: Poisonous medications for your pets

Once upon a time, my cat, Yoshi, was put on antidepressants. He was given fluoxetine (Prozac®) to calm his rampant nerves from a neighborhood cat that liked to lurk at our front door. I can still remember holding him in my arms as we pried open his mouth and squirted the liquid medication into his […]

Home improvement (with your pet) 101

Fourteen. That is precisely the number of how many paint chips and “inspirational” booklets of complementary paint colors that I have taped to my wall at this very moment in hopes that I’ll be able to settle on one (or more) to decorate my place.

My ever-uneasy dog sits beside me, keeping me constantly aware […]

Pets in gardens: just say no

[ SPANISH ] There is a lot to learn about how to keep your pet happy and healthy during the spring months. Not only is there a rise in seasonal allergies from pollens, insects and more for your animals, even if they are indoor pets, but there are also many potential hazards to be aware […]

Guess what? Pets have seasonal allergies, too

After the long winter, I know I can’t wait to open all of the windows in my house, go for a walk with my dog and start to garden again. The sun in the sky, the birds chirping around me make me energized for the first time in months to finally kick-start the year after […]

Study: Horses help ease Alzheimer’s symptoms

There is something about being around an animal that tends to relax people and make them feel happier. It is a theory that has been tested, and proven multiple times, but while most studies have looked at how companion animals such as dogs, cats and even fish can improve your health and lifestyle, there is […]

Cats, TB and You

Last week, we talked about how cats rule the internet. Just taking glimpse at YouTube, popular blogging sites like Tumblr and the over 6,500 results of “cat sweaters” on Amazon will prove that cats are simply everywhere.

And that also includes in England, where the first documented cases of humans catching tuberculosis (TB) from cats […]

It’s over: Cats win internet

Grumpy Cat. Lil Bub. Maru. Henri. Colonel Meow. They are the champions, my friends. At 25, the internet has a clear winner, and the clear winner is cats.

When Tim Berners-Lee, an inventor of the internet, was recently asked about his invention, he said: “I never expected all these cats.”

Cats’ major competitors, dogs, never […]

Keep pets safe from the cold

With another massive snowstorm moving its way across parts of the U.S., it’s important to take a moment to consider animal safety.

Like humans, cold weather can be extremely dangerous to pets. Here are a few tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for keeping your furry friends healthy, happy and safe during […]