Dog training advice from Joel Silverman

Posted by SusanStokes on January 5, 2017

A while back, I had the awesome opportunity to personally interview Joel Silverman. With an impressive thirty-year career behind him, Joel Silverman is one of the most popular and well-known dog trainers in America. He has published books on the subject, hosted “Good Dog U” on Animal Planet, and became host of a nationally syndicated TV series called “Dog & Cat Training with Joel Silverman.”

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A Holiday Wish to You and Yours

Posted by SusanStokes on December 24, 2016

On this Christmas Eve and first night of Hanukkah, we want to wish everyone a warm and wonderful holiday season. To those of you who work tirelessly in animal rescue, animal welfare, and the veterinary field to make life better, safer and healthier for our four-legged friends, we thank you. May everyone experience peace and love this holiday season and always.


Influenza outbreak among NYC shelter cats

Posted by SusanStokes on December 18, 2016

A rare influenza subtype outbreak has been identified in cats residing in a New York City animal shelter. The low pathogenic avian influenza H7N2 was identified by the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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How to provide the proper dental care for your rabbit

Posted by SusanStokes on December 10, 2016

A few years ago I had the opportunity to participate in a "Lunch and Learn" session at Belle Mead Animal Hospital led by Michael Doolan, DVM who at the time of this writing is in charge of the avian and exotics department at NorthStar VETS in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Following is what I learned coupled with some other research that I hope will help pet rabbit owners provide the best care for their bunny.


The dangers of high blood pressure and your pet

Posted by SusanStokes on December 7, 2016

The next time you take your dog or cat to the veterinarian, ask if a blood pressure check is part of the regular routine examination and if your veterinarian considers a blood pressure check necessary for your particular pet. Continue reading to learn why.


Learn how to make Perfect Pet Photos for your Holiday Cards

Posted by SusanStokes on December 7, 2016

Now that we are in the holiday season, who among us doesn’t try to capture their pet in that perfect pose to use for a special and unique holiday card? Our friends at Vetstreet offer some tips.


Giving Tuesday and ways you can help

Posted by SusanStokes on November 29, 2016

Giving Tuesday - a simple idea with a far-reaching purpose. It’s all about coming together with your family, your friends, your community, your company, or your organization with the purpose to find a way to give back and then to share your idea with the rest of the world. Falling on November 29 this year, it’s an opportunity to join the movement to give.

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Wearable pet technology benefits animal welfare groups

Posted by SusanStokes on November 4, 2016

New pet wearable technology by Poof called the Pea and the Bean monitors your pet's activity, rest, food intake and calories burned, 24/7. It even compares your pet to other pets using Poof. The devices were made with pets in mind because Poof says they are super light, comfortable and waterproof.

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Coming up - American Humane Hero Dog Awards

Posted by SusanStokes on October 24, 2016

PR Newswire: Political analysts have been anticipating a dramatic "October Surprise," and now, in the most closely watched campaign in the nation, that surprise is about to be unveiled. On October 28, the results of nearly a million public votes and the deliberations of an expert celebrity panel will be broadcast nationwide to the American people, revealing the winner of the 2016 American Humane Hero Dog Awards™, presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and airing as a two-hour special on Hallmark Channel at 8 pm ET/PT, 7 pm CT. The program will air as part of Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, the network's cross-platform advocacy campaign designed to celebrate the joy and enrichment animals bring to our lives.

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The Somerville Street Fair is one of my favorite events to attend each year, and I’m never disappointed. I caught up with Donna Lee Zeitlin this year, a volunteer for the Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (FOSRAS), at the table she was helping to look after for the shelter. Here’s what she had to say about a benefit event taking place on Sunday, October 9, 2016.

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