American Robins Usher In Spring

Posted by SusanStokes on March 10, 2020

Just as most of us feel weary of cold winter weather and anxious for spring, out comes a Robin! While living in the northeast, some believe the American Robins migrate away for the winter. In reality, many are still nearby, simply living further out in the forests not readily seen by humans, but where fruit and berries can sustain them until the ground thaws.

Birds Managing a Winter Snow Squall

Posted by SusanStokes on February 8, 2020

Sitting here working while facing my office window, I had the opportunity to witness how birds managed a snow quall. First, let’s understand what a snow squall is, as they are distinct from snow flurries or blizzards.

Meet the American Curl

Posted by SusanStokes on January 18, 2020

The annual Central Jersey Cat Fanciers Cat Show in New Jersey is a wonderful venue to meet and learn about different breeds of cats. It was here I met the American Curl.

Look What’s New with Chia Pets!

Posted by SusanStokes on December 10, 2019

Do you need some gift ideas this holiday season and beyond? One of my personal favorites has always been the Chia Pet, and there are plenty of new Chia Pets on the market this year, from TV and movie characters, to adorable animal Chia Pets and bestselling classics.

Automaker Subaru Helps Pets Find Forever Homes

Posted by SusanStokes on November 8, 2019

Subaru of America, Inc. announced in a press release that due to the overwhelming success of pet adoption events at auto shows in 2018, the automaker is expanding its pet adoptions to more than 40 auto shows across the country through the remainder of 2019 and into 2020. As part of the "Subaru Loves Pets" initiative, the Subaru will partner with local animal shelters in cities hosting auto shows, with the focus of ultimately getting animals out of shelters and into loving forever homes.

Keeping Dogs Safe from Chocolate Toxicity

Posted by SusanStokes on October 18, 2019

With Halloween around the corner and the holiday season coming into full swing, grocery stores and households are stocking up with candies and chocolates. Data collected and publicized by sources such as Pet Poison Helpline and others indicate that dogs are two to four times more likely to be exposed to chocolate during holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and calls and visits to help lines and emergency clinics escalate. Exposure to chocolate accounts for hundreds of veterinarian visits each year, some with fatal consequences. Following are some tips of what pet owners should do if their dog consumes chocolate.

First Luxury Pet Resort and Animal Hospital Opens in Honolulu

Posted by SusanStokes on September 24, 2019

September 24th is a special day in Honolulu for animal lovers and their pet family members. A grand opening celebration took place at the new facility at 942 Kawaiahao Street in Kakaako. Beginning with a traditional Hawaiian blessing, the grand opening celebration honored working dogs with special guest speakers from Guide Dogs of Hawaii and K9 Handlers. This was followed by an open house for tours of the facility. They even included a casting call for Ali'i Animal's mascots!


Celebrating International Homeless Animal Day

Posted by SusanStokes on August 18, 2019

Every year on the third Saturday of August, animal lovers across the world celebrate International Homeless Animal day which is dedicated to spreading awareness about pet overpopulation.

Tips for Fighting Pet Obesity

Posted by SusanStokes on July 25, 2019

New statistics have been released about the rise in pet obesity. According to Dr. Allison Wara in a press release, pet obesity is on the rise in North America with approximately 60% of cats and 56% of dogs being overweight or obese. This is a condition that goes largely overlooked by most pet owners. This tendency to underestimate a pet's body condition allows the disease to progress unseen, free to continue its deadly, life-shortening work. Dr. Wara is a veterinarian and a board certified clinical nutritionist with ROYAL CANIN® Canada.

Canada Post Launches Dog Safety Campaign

Posted by SusanStokes on June 27, 2019

Have you ever considered what your local postal worker experiences when faced with unfamilar pets while trying to do their job? Canada Post has and they launched a national dog campaign to raise awareness about how dog owners can help postal workers prevent dog-related incidents.