Why pets end up in shelters?

I was reading Tuft’s University “Your Dog” newsletter and was  intrigued by a short article with the same title as this blog. For years I have repeated the standard mantra that poor behavior resulted in dogs being abandoned. Well it turns out that this “fact” was based on research performed by the National Council on…

October 16, 2012

CPR Classes for Dog and Cats – Are They Worth It?

There are a plethora of classes being offered to teach pet care professionals (non-veterinarians) CPR and almost an equal number of pet care professionals tout themselves as being CPR certified. That’s great – more education is always better than less. But is CPR where pet professionals should be spending their finite time and training resources?…

October 3, 2012

World Rabies Day – September 28

At Pet Camp, we are extremely concerned with pets’ health & safety issues, while in the United States we almost never hear of a person dying from rabies every year some 55,000 people die from the rabies virus.  In Europe and the Americas the rare rabies deaths we do see are almost always caused by bat bites.  In…

September 28, 2012

Dogs and Politics Day – September 23rd

Yes, it’s true there is a Dog in Politics Day. Now many think this simply confirms that most politicians are dogs – but we know that you can’t go around insulting dogs that way! Turns out that this holiday stems from the famous 1952 “Checkers” speech when then candidate for Vice President Richard Nixon introduced…

September 24, 2012