Quebec Bans Prong and Shock Collars

There is a lot of chatter in the pet parent and dog training community about Quebec’s establishment of their “MAPAQ Guide d’application du règlement sur la sécurité et le bien-être des chats et des chiens,” or Guide to Implementing Rules on the Safety and Well-Being of Dogs and Cats.  In addition to many of the…

April 9, 2014

TB From Cats?

We’ve all heard of cat scratch fever, but cat Tuberculosis?  That’s a new one, but now a confirmed issue.  According to the New York Times, four people in England have contracted TB from their cats!  While officials in the United States are assuring people that there is “virtually nothing to fear,” the idea of getting…

April 3, 2014

Affordable Care Act Should Go to the Dogs

With all the talk out of Washington about physical fitness and new food labels, we want to go on record that we are extremely disappointed that this discussion has not included the health benefits of having a dog in your life. Ok, maybe not just the having a dog part but more specifically the health…

March 26, 2014

Mixing Cultures and Dogs & Cats

Many of you already know that our home is a mix of two cultures: Irish Catholic and Eastern European Jew. This month two of our favorite holidays combined into one glorious weekend: Saint Patrick’s and Purim. It’s a wonderful thing when different things can be joined together in fun – and in this case copious…

March 18, 2014