The news about wildlife can be depressing. In spring of 2013, the monarch butterfly population had declined by almost 59 percent compared to 2012. Eighty percent of bats in one Ohio area have disappeared due to white nose syndrome. And honeybee populations throughout North America face enormous losses, with one survey finding a loss of […]
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All dogs need exercise, even when there is inclement weather or you just don’t feel like going outside. Try playing some of these indoor games with your dog to keep him healthy and happy. In addition, playing with your dog, like training him, enhances the bond you share and helps him keep his focus on […]
The “polar vortex” that has been hitting the Midwest isn’t our only visitor from the arctic this winter. Harry Potter fans know it as “Hedwig” and bird watchers know it as the largest of Ohio owls… it’s the well-named Snowy Owl! This snow-white owl normally lives in the arctic tundra, but this winter, snowy owls […]
Dogs who dig up flowerbeds. Puppies who chomp through your stuff like Pacman. Hounds who howl as though auditioning for the Met. Bad dog behavior is cute when it’s happening on TV; not so much when it’s happening in your house. For a new puppy or older dog with bad manners there are several steps […]
If you have been longing to walk through your front door greeted by a wagging tail or listen to the relaxing sound of a contented purr after a long day, now may be the time to visit your nearest animal shelter to meet any number of homeless pets looking for a forever family. It’s important […]
Does your dog delight in jumping all over your guests? Does she selectively ignore you when you call her name? Does she chew up your slippers and bark to her heart’s content? Do you have the doggie equivalent of a person who cuts in line while blabbing on her cell phone? If so, don’t fear! […]
New Year’s Resolutions are made far more easily than they are kept. By April, treadmills are gathering dust, self-help books are flooding the dollar bin, and grand plans to organize the garage are all but abandoned, much like your motivation. For animal lovers who are human enough to struggle with these yearly reinventions, involving pets […]
Winter is here! When temperatures drop into the teens and single digits, you’re not the only one shivering; your pet also needs protection from the cold. Follow these tips to keep your pet safe and snug despite winter’s icy chill. Bring them inside. For their safety and well-being, the Humane Society of the United States […]
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