Welfare Weekend: Wild Release of Unwanted Aquarium Pets ©

According to an article published by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, a total of 138 alien fish species have been introduced into the United States (Courtenay, 1997). Forty-four native species of fish are threatened or endangered by alien-invasive fish (Wilcove and Bean, 1994). An additional 27 native fish species are also negatively affected by […]

Muscular Sprains, Strains and Spasms: Natural Treatment for Pets ©

I’ve been nursing a neck sprain with back and arm muscle spasms since Christmas, making it next to impossible to write (let alone sleep). As usual, researching the condition had me automatically applying what I’d learned to pets. I can’t imagine going through such discomfort without being able to express to a doctor or therapist […]

Corporate Giving – Iams Home for the Holidays

Most pets love holidays.  They often receive gifts and share in the feast.  They’re excited to see family and friends and happy to have their family home.  Even if they’re shy, they sense the festive spirit in the air and respond in kind. We always feel sorry for those who have no family, especially when […]

68% of Dog Owners Report That Economic Conditions Do Not Affect Their Dog Care Spending

WHITING, Ind., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Dog care expenses may take a bite out of many consumers’ wallets, but even in challenging financial times, Fido comes out on top. According to a new survey from CouponCabin.com, conducted in honor of National Dog Week (September 19-25), nearly seven-in-ten (68 percent) American adult dog owners said […]