Living in a Multi-Dog Household

I remember when I went from one dog to two, more than 20 years ago. The best part of adding a second dog was that I stopped feeling so guilty when I More »

How Horses Help Teach People

Equine-Assisted Practices and Therapeutic Horsemanship The field Therapeutic Horsemanship wouldn’t exist without Natural Horsemanship in our culture. Equine-assisted work in all its forms wouldn’t exist if we still used horses as machinery. More »

Using science-based dog training to train your dog.

What is Science-Based Dog Training?

A very popular term inserted in many dog training claims is “science-based dog training.” Science-based dog training should represent the best dog training approach to help your dog become the dog of More »

There are pros and cons to a raw food diet for your pet.

Is a raw food diet right for you and your pet?

With pet food companies being acquired by larger corporations and the continuing problems with pet food recalls, consumers are very concerned about the quality of the food they feed their pets. The More »

Why I Don’t Declaw

This is a controversial subject in the veterinary world. In the United States, a large proportion of veterinarians declaw cats. That is not true in the rest of the world, where to More »

Book Review: Dog Heaven

Written and illustrated by Cynthia Rylant
The Blue Sky Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc.

Dog Heaven (and its companion book, Cat Heaven) creates a wonderful world where our furry friends go when they pass from this one. There is no heartbreak here, only soothing for the heartbreak and almost a gladness that our friend is in such a wonderful place. The book is written for children, but speaks to the heart of anyone who grieves over the loss of a pet.

PAWS plan promotes healthy pets, healthy adoptions

A new program initiated at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville is helping to promote preventative veterinary care for both area pets that already have homes and homeless pets currently housed at the Haywood County Animal Shelter.

Book Review: The DOG LOVER UNIT

Lessons in Courage from the World’s K9 Cops
by Rachel Rose    $26.99      336 pages
Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of S. Martin’s Press

If you are looking for a gift for the first responder in your life, The DOG LOVER UNIT might be it. It is a fascinating book about how dogs serve K9 teams around the world.