Some Dogs Find Kennel Visits Exciting

New research suggests that dogs that spend a short time in boarding kennels may not find it unduly stressful and could in fact find the change of scenery exciting. This hypothesis directly contradicts previous research that suggests that dogs experience acute stress following admission to kennels, and chronic stress in response to prolonged kenneling. The study, published in the journa...
Read More

Taking Pet Loss Seriously

How to handle grief after the loss of a pet Author: Maryle Malloy “Grief is grief – whether it’s pain over losing a beloved animal or beloved human, said Sarina Manifold, a licensed clinical social worker, and certified grief recovery specialist. Pet owners are often surprised at how deeply sad they are when a pet dies.” Losing a beloved pet for most of us is a devastating experience. The ...
Read More