Tufts Says Leave Your Dog at Home – We Say Have Fun!

Your Dog, the monthly newsletter from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, recently had an article suggesting that we (meaning pet parents) are taking our dogs to too many places and that our dogs would be better off if we just left them at home.  The crux of the article was that…

December 5, 2017

The Ethics of Enrichment

I was reading this month’s DVM360 magazine’s front page article entitled “The Ethics of Enrichment” wondering the entire time, “yeah, so this is news?”  The premise of the article was that companion animals (which you and I might even call our pets) deserve more than merely the absence of pain, more than merely access to…

November 27, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from Pet Camp

Two short days till we get to stuff our faces with all our favorite holiday foods.  If your camper is spending the holiday at Pet Camp, no doubt they’ll be enjoying our pet friendly holiday meals (turkey, mashed potatoes and green beans for dogs and salmon pate for cats).  But if your camper is spending…

November 21, 2017

My Takeaways from the Feline Science Symposium

After spending 10 plus years of observing cats in veterinary hospitals, I was very confident in my cat knowledge – but some continuing education refreshers never hurt. With that in mind I attended the Feline Science Symposium presented by the San Francisco SPCA. Sure I walked away thinking about some things, but more importantly, I…

November 15, 2017