Pet Patter: dog park etiquette

Animal care is everyone’s responsibility and the business of all of us. Grab your courage and your heart and do what needs to be done with the requisite amount of whatever is required, be it knowledge, tact or stealth. Animals need champions. Read More

Pet Patter: Dog massage, part two: Therein lies the rub

The act of pet massage ought to be relaxing for both your pet and for you, so make sure you are in the right frame of mind before you begin. Do not hesitate to pat your dog or praise him while administering massage. Be sure to speak softly. Your dog should view this process as a treat or reward; something to enjoy, not endure. Let us do everything we can to make them feel safe, stimulated and loved. Read More