Pet Care Tips


Comfort and Prayers for the Loss of a Beloved Dog or Cat 16

Believing in heaven or an afterlife doesn’t erase the intense pain of a dog or cat’s death, but it can help. These prayers for pet loss will comfort and help owners cope with the death of their dogs or cats. “No one can say how long we will mourn pet loss,” writes Gary Kowalski in Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who […]

Spiritual Ways to Survive Pet Loss

How to Cope With the Pain of Missing Your Cat 712

You may be surprised at the depth of pain you feel every time you think “I miss my cat.” These eight ways to cope with the grief of your cat’s death will help you through your loss. I also share advice from cat owners who understand the sorrow and sadness of losing a beloved pet. “Grieving the loss of a beloved […]


How to Know if You Should Adopt a Dog Today 

Adopting a dog? This guide will help you decide. Included are reasons for dog adoption, how to know if you should adopt a dog today, a list of the six most common dog diseases, and information on pet insurance. These tips for adopting a dog are inspired by a reader’s question about getting a new pet. It’s one of the […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe This Halloween

These tips for keeping your dog safe this Halloween are from the dog-loving folks at Dog Fence DIY. These are important if this is your first Halloween with your dog – and especially vital if your dog is from a shelter. Rescued dogs may be more anxious or excitable because of all the noise and strange costumes on Halloween, and may bolt or become […]


Adopting a Dog – Tips for Women Over 60 4

A reader is hesitant to adopt a dog because she’s over 60. Will her dog outlive her? These tips for women over 60 will help you decide if adopting a dog is right for you. You can never learn too much about dogs! In The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Patricia B. McConnell […]

Tips for Women Over 60 Adopting a Dog

Help Surviving the Loss of Your Pet 5

Losing your dog or cat is deeply painful, and you’ll miss the unconditional love and loyalty your pet gives. Here’s help for surviving the loss of a pet, inspired by a reader’s request. In How to Survive the Loss of Your Pet, I share a wide variety of coping strategies from veterinarians, grief experts, and people who survived the loss […]

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12 Gifts for People Who Love Animals

These gift ideas for animal lovers range from beautiful hummingbird pendants to a hands-on day at a horse therapy ranch. I’ve also included animal print duvet covers, Grumpy Cat gift ideas, and other gifts for animal lovers that will help you choose something perfect and meaningful. A Sterling Silver Multicolored Dragonfly Pendant Necklace with Swarovski Elements is a beautiful gift for an animal […]