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.
7 Symptoms to Watch Out For Is he acting differently? The most common sign of illness in some cats is hiding in a quiet, out-of-the-way place. Sick cats often lie quietly in a hunched position. They might neglect grooming. They may be purring, which cats do not only when they’re happy, but also when they’re…Details
How easy it would be if our cats could tell us when their teeth, gums or mouth hurt? In reality, cats are experts at hiding pain. This instinctive behavior stems from their wild ancestry, when any sign of weakness could mean the difference between life and death. While this is a great survival mechanism, it…Details
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