Tag Archives: dogs as pets

Caring For An Older Dog? Tips For Pet Parents (EXPERT)

I’m thrilled to be guest posting on Judy Helm Wright’s blog!  Judy asked me to write about loving and caring for an older dog.  I am grateful to share my experiences with Judy’s audience. Kathleen Mueller, Guest Author Are you caring for an older dog?  Me too. I suppose my first thought is that theRead more …

Breaking The Power of Guilt-(Guest Expert)

Breaking the Power of Guilt by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. If any emotion rules supreme when a pet dies, it is guilt. No matter what the circumstances of our loss, guilt is there, grabbing us by the throat. It haunts our days, ruins our sleep, and tarnishes our memories. Often, guilt goes beyond the lossRead more …

Man’s Best Friend Is A Dog – Bond Forged Over The Ages

Man’s Best Friend Is His Dog “If you can bond with an animal, you can understand how human beings work” Michele James   For thousands of years dogs have provided people with protection, companionship and support and today the dog has become part of the fabric of society and often a valued member of familiesRead more …

Tele-Medicine Pet Help and Health – DIY Ways To Save Your Animal (EXPERT)

What do pet parents and pet setters do when their dog is refusing to eat or even worse, look as if they are having a stroke or heart attack? Do you run to the veteranian or look on Google for symptoms and solutions for the health answers? Most pet parents, if they are like ourRead more …

Do Animals Have a Sixth Sense? (EXPERT)

What is a sixth sense and do animals have it? A sixth sense is a keen intuitive power. It is much like you knowing the phone is going to ring before it rings. Spooky? Or Special? From time to time, our pets behave in ways that seem downright spooky; they seem to see things thatRead more …

Pet Loss Story By Elderly Man

Dear Judy, I am an elderly man and so loved my dog.  He was my constant companion and I really miss him.  Thank you for asking for stories.  I hope you will enjoy my story. Loss of my pet and best friend It has been a week now since I cremated my boy dog Tom.Read more …

Are Dogs Better Than Cats? (Guest Blogger)

Greetings from our Animal/Human Connection and Judy Helm Wright, As a contributing writer of Quora, I recently submitted the question “Are dogs better than cats?”  The question received a number of replies but I liked this one from Christine Gilbert. What do you think?  Do you like cats more than dogs, or the other wayRead more …

Bringing A New Dog or Cat Into Your Fur Family (EXPERT)

When you’re ready to add a new pet to your household, it can be a very exciting thing for your family. Whether you are seeking a puppy simply as a home companion and an extended part of your fur family, or buying a show dog, not everyone may be pleased. Your current dog may orRead more …

Dog Dads: Parenting Skills Learned From Pets (EXPERT)

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Being a good dad is not natural. It is a learned skill and a full time occupation to raise a responsible child or pet. Is parenting hard? Imagine the time you have spent learning how to be a mentor and guide to your human children, how much time have you spent to be a goodRead more …

Kids, Chores & Pets—Who Is Responsible? (EXPERT)

Children who do chores at home do better in school.  They do better in sports and other extra-curricular activities.  The house gets fairly clean and organized and the whole family has more time to do things together.  Our goal is to teach responsiblity  but….. who is in charge of the pet? But what happens whenRead more …