Do Not Hug the Dog

Do Not Hug the Dog

  Most dog owners, particularly those whose dogs truly share their lives and often their beds, happily throw their arms around their canine companions like a stuffed animal. This is usually for the human’s sake and not for the animal. In fact, the latest research says, “Do not hug a dog.” Apparently, they do not like […]

Pets Ride on Amtrak Hopeful With a Passed Bill

Pets Ride on Amtrak Hopeful With a Passed Bill

Pets and their owners are hopeful they will be taking a seat on Amtrak with a passed Congressional bill. It all started with Lilly, a 15-pound French bulldog. She and her companion, Republican congressman Jeff Denham of California,  travel occasionally across country from California to Washington, D.C. by plane. About two years ago, Denham decided […]

Pets Harmed and Killed by Secondhand Smoke

Pets Harmed and Killed by Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke not only harms people who live with a smoker, but it also can kill pets. According to a recent study conducted by Colorado State University, Tufts University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, and several other schools, dogs can develop both nasal and lung cancer from breathing in cigarette smoke. Cats suffer from malignant […]