By definition, a “crazy cat lady” is a single woman who owns many pet cats. You may view them as an older hermit of a woman, living a life of solitude with her many feline friends. But these women, regardless of whether or not the stereotype about them is true, may be onto something. Recent studies…Details
Some might think true grief is reserved for our fellow homo sapiens, but the loss of a pet prompts real mourning. Even in the UK, which has what is seen by many non-Britons as a slightly repressed attitude towards death, prolonged mourning and visible grief is considered normal for the death of a family member…Details
Even when abundantly clear and medically indicated, the decision to euthanize can leave bitterness, regret and incredible guilt. Life or death decisions, even when suffering is evident are not easily made nor should they be. Second guessing ruminations after the fact are common despite the most compelling evidence that this was the most human decision!…Details
One of the most difficult decisions a pet owner will ever have to make is — ‘when is the time right for euthanasia’ ? Learn more about the importance of letting go in order to prevent suffering.
It should probably come as no surprise that cats can be fickle about when, where and what type of affection they receive. While some cats seem to like and lean into human kisses, others most certainly do not. Chances are, you know which side your cat falls on. A cat’s like or dislike for affection…Details
“Must not have pets” is the tagline of a young woman on her online dating profile. She is determined not to strike up a relationship with anyone who has a furry four-legged significant-other in their lives. Although she believes the capacity to love animals is a good personal trait and reveals a lot about a…Details
Cats are believed to be able to predict the weather–if a cat spends the entire day looking out a window, it could mean rain is on the way. In Colonial America, if your cat spent the day with her back to the fire, then it indicated a cold snap was coming in. Sailors often used…Details
Bright ornamental plants are a great way to dress up the house during the holidays and a dreary winter. Pet owners should be aware, however, that many of these common plants are poisonous to pets.
Christmas trees are considered to be mildly toxic. The fir tree oils can irritating to the mouth and stomach, causing excessive drooling or vomiting. The tree needles are not easily digested either; possibly causing GI irritation, vomiting, gastrointestinal obstruction or puncture. Even though the question refers to “live” trees, artificial trees, such as the one…Details
Tinsel is often a very attractive toy for cats. After all, its shiny, it dangles, and its something new in their environment. Few cats can pass it up. Cats and tinsel can be an expensive combination, and it can prove fatal too. Cats just playing with tinsel isn’t the problem. It’s when they eat it or get it…Details