Waxing and waning appetite is a common and normal symptom of dying. A dog not eating at the end of their life does not necessarily mean that it is time to euthanise them.
Hospice care for a wild animal? Sharing the story of Birdie Bird, a wild King Parrot afflicted with PBFD.
Looking at the origin of animal training methods and the different dog training styles currently used. To punish or not to punish? Explaining how The Trust Technique - though not a training method - enhances the learning environment.
This is the story of Old Lady, one of the over 30 million Indian street dogs. How she was loved and cared for after being run over by a car until her peaceful death. How we can make a difference. Not only in a street dog's life, but all animal's life. Especially when their life
A few years ago I took a Pet First Aid course after which I bought a Pet First Aid Kit. I haven't used it once. I don't regret having it, one day its contents might still proof very useful. It makes me realise, however, there are items not contained in it that I use frequently
How to determine what is fair and reasonable to ask of a dog? Once we know, what does it take to succeed in achieving what we have in mind?
Death - and any form of loss - is an invitation to pause, reflect, process, integrate and, when the time is right, remerge with a truer version of ourself. And isn't that a happy ending in and of itself? Happy and sad are not mutually exclusive states, our capacity to feel is not a simple
"If you only have a hammer you tend to see every problem as a nail," said A. Maslow. Integrative vet care - combining conventional and holistic medicine - requires open minds so that the toolbox contains more than just a hammer.
Animal hospice care is an unknown concept to most vets. If you are considering accompanying the dying process of your pet when they have reached the end of their life, discuss this option with your vet to find out where they stand and if they are interested in educating themselves on the topic to be
Why it matters which method you use to teach your puppy to settle in a crate and how to build a lifelong relationship of trust with your fur baby that boosts their confidence and deepens your connection.