Service animal or emotional support animal? There is a Big Difference.

By Cindy McGovern Service animal or emotional support animal? There is a Big Difference. “Thousands of blind like me abhor being dependent on others. Help me and I will help them. Train me and I will bring back my dog and show people here how a blind man can be absolutely on his own. We […]

Pawsitive Effects of Training

Pawsitive Effects of Training By Victoria Elliott Cats: Proud. Independent. Untrainable? Not according to Miranda Workman. Workman is the Lead Trainer Mentor and Program Developer for the Jackson Galaxy Project’s Cat Pawsitive initiative. With a Master’s degree in Anthozoology and an extensive background in animal behavioral work, Workman brings a wealth of experience with and […]

Trips to the Vet Can be Fear Free

By Carolyn Cockroft Trips to the Vet Can be Fear Free A trip to the veterinarian with my cat Ashley always started with her sudden disappearance as soon as she heard her carrier being brought upstairs from the basement. After a lengthy search, then forcing her into the carrier and loading my darling into the […]

Understanding the Most Common Tests Performed by Veterinarians

By Cindy McGovern I recently took my 11-year old, outwardly healthy cat in for her annual checkup and vaccinations.  In addition to the normal physical exam, this visit included blood work and urinalysis. I’ve had the same vet for almost 20 years and I trust his judgment. But after seeing the $400 bill, I decided […]

Bored Pooch? Consider Doggy Daycare

Bored Pooch? Consider Doggy Daycare If you occasionally come home after work and find your dog has chewed on some clothing or Dave Reynolds, PhD, is a military psychologist. He has adopted two cats with medical needs from KSC, Tutu, who suffered from panleukopenia, and Ms. Sissy, who is diabetic. furniture, has pulled up some […]

Fostering Our Special Needs Animals

By Victoria Elliott   Fostering Our Special Needs Animals   “I fell into it by necessity,” says Lisa Velenovsky, a volunteer with King Street Cats. Velenovsky was first introduced to special needs animal care when she began fostering a kitten with congenital deformities. Like Velenovsky, Patti Gross, also a volunteer with King Street Cats, says […]

Spring is Coming…..And so it Kitten Season!

By Jaime Stephens Spring is Coming……And so is Kitten Season! Spring is just around the corner and with spring comes kitten season.  Kitten season begins in the early spring and lasts until the early fall. With unseasonably warm weather in January and February (or in warmer climes), kitten season can come early, end later, and […]

Resolved to Get Healthier Last Month? Did You Consider a Pet?!

By Lisa Velenovsky Resolved to Get Healthier Last Month? Did You Consider a Pet! Right behind the Times Square ball drop came the New Year’s resolutions to get healthier. We promised ourselves this is the year we’ll exercise more, eat less, go to bed earlier and meditate.  If your goal truly is better overall health, […]

Fostering Adoptable Dogs, Q & A with dog-lover Megan Kremer Barlow:

By Sarah Liu As a “cat lady” and cat rescue organization volunteer, it’s easy to gravitate to cat-centric articles for our monthly Points on Pets column. Last month, though, I found myself in a heart-to-heart with fellow rescue volunteer and dedicated dog lover, Megan Kremer Barlow. Sharing our foster experiences made me curious how canine […]

Exotic Pets: What to Consider Before You Adopt

Exotic Pets: What to Consider Before You Adopt When thinking about adopting a pet, most people focus on traditional animals like cats and dogs. However, for many people an exotic pet is the preferred choice, and these creatures are becoming increasingly more popular in the United States. What’s an Exotic Pet? According to the American […]