Category: pets

The very long goodbye: Living with a geriatric pet

No one prepared me for this. When you go to the rescue and pick out a cute, playful little kitten or pup, no one there talks to you about the not-so-cute later years. It’s all about vaccination schedules and proper diet and neutering, training and housebreaking. Nobody warns you about the incontinence and the “accidents”... Read more »

Is pricey prescription pet food just a racket?

Anyone who has had to purchase prescription diet food for their pet knows how crazy expensive these products can be. Even if you have pet health insurance, it usually doesn’t cover prescription food. I had a cat with digestive problems, so my vet at the time recommended Royal Canin prescription dry cat food, upwards of... Read more »

How 'Secret Life of Pets' Helped Me Understand My Cat's Distress

It’s funny how the most seemingly insignificant things like animated movies can give you an “A-ha” moment. I recently saw “The Secret Life of Pets,” a cute movie about urban pets of all kinds and the adventures they get themselves into when their owners are at work. It centers around a contented little terrier named... Read more »
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