We had a huge thunderstorm last night here in our corner of the Pacific NW. Like Texas-size huge. Our cats deal with it better than our dog, Saffron. We gave her the valerian-based calming supplement we use (RelaxSaver), put her in her awesome Thundershirt, and draped her in a sheet. I’m always thankful when the… Continue Reading
I’ve mentioned before that I seem to be a magnet for lost and stray dogs—so much so, that I now carry an extra leash in the car. Fortunately, all but one of the dogs I’ve found were reunited with their people or were adopted. I still think about the puppy we found when we lived… Continue Reading
Unless they just let their animals roam, most people don’t expect to lose their pets. So any lost-pet posters you see and any pets you see running loose who clearly have a family, belong to someone who didn’t think their pet would get lost—meaning those pets belong to someone like you and me, someone who… Continue Reading
Catster has a terrific list of easy-to-do things that can help your pets get through an emergency and includes several tips I hadn’t considered. These are three I thought were particularly good. A Together Tag registers your pet in a national network and allows you to have multiple contacts listed. This means you can have an out-of-state… Continue Reading
Animals in Emergencies is an excellent video produced by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. There’s a wealth of easily accessible information covered—check it out!