Speaking of Pets with host Mindy Norton is for people who care about pets and about humane treatment for animals in general, and who want to celebrate that special relationship between us and our animal companions.
This puppy looks cute and sweet, and not at all vicious. He is an American Bull Terrier, often called a "Pit Bull". If he is raised with love and gentleness he will be a great family pet. If he is taught to be mean and aggressive, people will be afraid of him. Part of preventing dog bites is in how the animals are raised and trained.
Nowadays, we can buy pet costumes for Halloween, take our dog or cat out in a pet stroller, board them at pet daycare, even buy veterinary health insurance for them. We can even adopt (as opposed to "buy") them from our local animal shelter. Legally they may be considered property, but humans are treating their furry companions as part of the family!
Be Kind to Animals Week is a great time to celebrate the unique bond between humans and animals. Whether you focus on taking proper care of pets, or compassion for the plight of animals in need, or simply the enjoyment of the beauty animals add to our world, our lives are enriched - especially so by the ones we call our best friends!
Pet owners should know how to recognize the signs of heat stroke in their furry friend, and how to respond. It's also good to know the proper way to wrap and dress a wound, and maybe even how to perform CPR on an animal. (CPR is different for dogs and cats.) A little know-how could help your pet survive in an emergency
Free admission, free dog wash, fun, games, contests, all in a great dog park created for humans and their canine friends to enjoy. Just be sure your pet is at least four months old and on a leash (for your best friend's safety).
How much do you know about caring for rabbits? Take this little quiz to see if you really might want a rabbit as a pet because, like it or not, that cute baby Easter bunny will be a full-grown rabbit before you know it!
Puppies and kittens are so cute, and so plentiful in the Spring - too plentiful. in fact. If you are considering adopting a new pet, this is the perfect time of year because so many are available and looking for a home!
On the Isle of Man, the home of origin for the Manx cat, some folks still use the term "stubbin" to refer to the felines without a tail. Throughout their history they have been valued as rodent hunters, but today they are prized as great pets!
Finding the perfect bed for your cat can sometimes be a challenge. Often a cat will choose it's own place to sleep, and that may change from one day to the next, or even one hour to the next. Still, providing your feline friend with a comfortable bed of its own may provide a feeling of security for your furry buddy.
If you want to help reduce the problem of pet overpopulation, begin by having your own pet spayed or neutered . Once you have done that, perhaps you might be willing to support efforts in your community to spay and neuter strays and feral animals.
Pet breath may never smell particularly fresh to us humans, but it should not be really odorous. But good dental health for pets is about more than the smell; it's about making sure your best friend is healthy from nose to tail.
The bond that develops between human and pet has been the subject of study and even research. It's real, on both sides, and most of us call it love because English does not have a different word to describe the special feelings we develop for our furry friends - and they for us!