Pet health care is getting more advanced — and expensive. Last year, Mary Atwater-Kellman discovered her adopted pug Emoji had melanoma on his lip. He was 11, old for a dog, but Atwater-Kellman couldn’t bear to part with him. So she paid for chemotherapy treatment. Since then, more health issues have emerged, including a bout … Continue reading When Fluffy’s Surgery Costs More Than a Car
Last year, Kaitlin and Ben Fund decided to give up their rental near Penn Station and look for an apartment several blocks south of the commuter tumult. It was a perfectly understandable decision, but the couple worried about how the move would affect their golden retriever, Hobie.
Dogs are amazing creatures. They’re able to lead blind people through bustling streets, bring errant sheep back to the herd, and can be trained to do everything from fetch a ball to detect cancer. But how exactly do dogs’ minds work? And how do their brains compare to humans’ and other animals’? We sat down with … Continue reading Dog Brain Facts: Understanding Canine Cognition
It’s become a huge trend in recent years to feed your pets the highest-quality food. While cheaper and perhaps lower-quality foods are still staples in pet stores and many homes, the health benefits of feeding grain-free or organic foods to your dogs and cats are becoming more widely publicized, and people are taking note.
Monty Doodle Doo may be owner Marni Hagel’s baby, but there’s nothing little about him. And when Hagel and her husband adopted him from a local shelter last year, they didn’t realize just how big he’d get.