The Chinese Hamster

HISTORY The Chinese Hamster, which originated in northern China and Mongolia, belongs to the group of hamsters with rat-like characteristics. This breed was first reported and sold as a pet in Beijing in 1900. Used primarily as lab animals, they were later used at the Peking Union Medical College in 1919 and soon exported to […]

Clicker Training A Dog

No matter what breed your dog is, basic obedience training is very important in helping to mold him into a loving, obedient, happy member of your family. It’s best to start training your dog as early as possible, preferably while he is still a young puppy. One method of training that is gaining in popularity, […]

Giving Pets Pills – Risky Business!

So you’ve been handed a packet of pills by your veterinarian to give to your kitty or pooch……now what??  As you’ve probably noticed, most self-respecting dogs or cats will not take pills right out of your hand, not even the so called ‘flavored’ pills.  Hiding it in a meal may work on some dogs, but […]

Putting Together a Pet Emergency Pack

If a disaster strikes, are you prepared? Disasters can happen anywhere at any time. The public doesn’t usually get a lot of notice before a disaster strikes, so you must be prepared in advance and know what to do quickly if there is an emergency. One thing people often forget when preparing for an emergency […]

Turkey fun facts!

Turkeys are not just the center of the meal on Thanksgiving. They actually are very interesting animals with a long history in the United States. Here are some interesting facts about turkeys that you can share on Thanksgiving! Both the turkey and the bald eagle were both considered as the national symbol of America. Benjamin […]

Fact or Fiction? Black Cats on Halloween

Black cats have been the subject of many legends and myths for centuries. Animal lovers are reminded of these legends every October. The idea that black cats are in danger during the month of October became so widespread that most animal shelters banned black cat adoptions. Fear that cats are being adopted to ritual sacrifice […]