humanity

Isn't it ironic that the very best of humanity is seen through the love and empathy we show to our pets?

Losing a Pet for the First Time
We got our first dog, Daisy, in December 2007. I was eight years old at the time. She was a West Highland Terrier, a little bundle of joy, a light for our whole family. Everyone loved her. As a puppy,...
Ann King15 days ago
Elderly Pets: Making the Tough Decisions
Animal lovers and pet owners for the most part go into these relationships knowing full well that one day you may be required to make a very tough decision when it comes to your pets. For a lot of pet...
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Todd Worrell16 days ago
Family Goodbyes
There are many things that make being a veterinarian a unique experience. One of the more profound for me is this: that on occasion I have the opportunity to care for a pet from its earliest weeks of ...
Indy Summers23 days ago
A Pet Isn't Just Fun, It's Also a Tool for Family Unity
Most families reach a point where one of the kids wants a pet. This situation can be difficult for parents in a number of ways. Parents are often concerned about how responsible their child might be. ...
Denise Willisa month ago
Saying Goodbye to Your Dog
I knew she was getting older when she didn't have the energy to play in the water anymore when she went to the park. I noticed she was not walking so fast when she took a walk, but would slow down and...
Jenn Melona month ago
Valuable Education Your Child Can Receive Learning About Ants
Parents tend to have an odd reaction when it comes to their child becoming interested in the science behind ants. However, ants are more than just little creatures crawling on the ground. The science ...
Paisley Hansena month ago
Your Pet Might Have Introduced You to Some Surprising Lifestyles
Most of us plan to take on healthier lifestyle choices. There's always room for more self improvement. No matter where we are in life we tend to plan for the future. We often pick up a surprising amou...
Hailey Parks2 months ago
5 Wellbeing Benefits of Having a Dog
Having a four-legged companion is invaluable. They love unconditionally, they provide entertainment to steer off boredom, and add a sense of joy to life. They will always be there to greet you when yo...
Pam Hansen2 months ago
Unconditional Love
It was December 22, 2018, when I got a call from my son that our dog was ill and I needed to come home. I told my boss I had to leave and she was understanding, as a family member was sick. When I got...
Michael Dutzer3 months ago
Pets, Family or Property?
Recently in the news, a woman who passed away had it in her will that her dog was to be euthanized, cremated, and buried with her. I’m sure she loved that dog as if they were a family member, but when...
Sapphire Ravenclaw5 months ago
Cats Matter
Hundreds of thousands of cats are killed on our roads every year. Many of them left to die alone, even if they could have been saved, if only someone had stopped to tend to them. Cats who fall victim ...
Ainsley Lawrence6 months ago
How Pets Can Benefit Children with Special Needs
The connections humans form with animals are truly amazing, inspiring, and unlike anything else. Pets play a comforting role in people’s lives as friends who can shape their companions’ personality, w...
Madison Page8 months ago
Behind the Eyes of Humans
1.5 million. This number represents the approximated whole of shelter animals euthanized each year, in the United States of America alone. This gruesome representation does not come close to demonstra...
Ilse bravo10 months ago
Stop Killing Wolves and Start Aiding Dogs
We have long rejected the powerful species that is the wolves. We have used them and never re-payed them. They joined us long ago, and in turn we domesticated them into a species that is now known as ...
Jake Lazarskia year ago
Man and Beast
For millennia, man and animal have coexisted on this earth. Cave paintings in Northern Spain that date back to roughly 30,000 BC portray creatures large and small. Ancient Egyptians based all of their...
Maille Maloneya year ago
A Letter to Our Companion
I’ve had you since you were exactly three weeks old. I was four months away from having my little blessing and I thought, the perfect thing would to have a kitten grow up along side her. Statistics se...
A Young Entrepreneur
It all started with a dream, in hopes of becoming a reality. The only way for you to make these dreams come true is by putting yourself out there, starting with your best foot. That’s what I’m here to...
Luci Eddinsa year ago
Being a Fur Mom
Dear Koi, Eight years ago, when we first met, I never thought that I would come to love you this much, or that you would change my life in the wonderful ways that you have. I was excited and nervous, ...