The Unique Surface Of A Cat’s Tongue

If you have ever been kissed (licked) by a cat, you probably noticed instantly that unlike the smooth feel of a dog’s tongue, the feline tongue feels more like wet sandpaper. Not that many of us go around rubbing ourselves with wet sandpaper, but you get what I mean. It has been known for some […]

Nurse Kitty To The Rescue!

Glen Schallman’s one-year-old cat Blake is not just a great companion animal and friend, but a lifesaver as well. The amazing thing is not just that Blake would eventually save the life of his owner, but that he would do so through only using the abilities with which he was born. Schallman, who resides in […]

People And Pets – A History

When did people start keeping pets? Regardless of when pet ownership began, there is no denying that pets have been harnessed to humans for possibly tens of thousands of years. Today, our attachment to these animals is still going strong with Americans owning approximately 78 million dogs, 85 million cats, 14 million birds, 12 million […]

Working And Service Horses

Today’s article is a nice departure from the usual topics of cats, dogs and even exotic animals, instead focusing on horses. Caring for livestock tends to stretch the boundaries of pet sitting a bit even though it is a service provided by some professional pet sitters. Then again, Kentucky is known for its horses. Although […]

5 Quick Pet Poison Tips

In my last story, “13 Things That Could Poison Your Pet,” I pointed out some of the common household items that are toxic to pets. Although I mentioned a lot of accidental poisoning symptoms, the advice regarding what to do was more general. So, today I am providing some additional information on how to deal […]

13 Things That Could Poison Your Pet

Many pet parents are not aware that many common substances found in the home are toxic to pets. In order to pet proof your house from the seemingly innocuous poison that can be found in most rooms, contained herein are some items to keep in mind. First and foremost, be aware of the following symptoms […]