Animal Ages, Birthdays and Hatchdays!

Recently we celebrated two of our animals' birthdays.  One turned two years of age and the other turned somewhere between 14 and 16 years of age.  I wish I knew his exact age, but he was a rescue from the streets.  All we can do is guess. It's pretty common to not know the exact …

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What’s In A Purr? The Healing Power of PURRS

Have you ever wondered how and why cats purr?   If you have lived with cats, loved a cat, or had the pleasure of petting a content cat, then you know how cool it is to hear and feel them purr.  Most of us think that purrs happen when a cat is content, but cats actually …

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Nothing Happens “Out of the Blue”

Myth:  Animal bites happen "out of the blue." Truth:  Animal bites are provoked in some form, and they can be prevented.   When I think of common animal bites, three companion animals first come to mind:  dogs, parrots, and cats.  All three of these are social animals. Why does this fact matter?  Well, social animals use …

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