Fido likes to go everywhere with you, and you hate to disappoint. At the first sight of you heading for your coat, he’s right by your side, hoping to hear the familiar jangle of keys that tell him a car...

It has been said that the only bad thing about our dogs is that they don’t live forever. Wiser words have never been spoken. Though advances in modern veterinary medicine and canine nutrition have assisted owners with seeing their dogs...

With the legalization of marijuana soon to be on the docket in Canada and the remaining 25 states in the U.S. not far behind, families will be faced with learning more about cannabis and the necessary safety precautions they must...

If you love sweets, you are not alone!  Many people do, and so do their pets.  Dogs, in particular, are drawn to chocolate even though it is comprised of theobromine, a chemical compound with a cocaine-like effect on the dog’s...

You’re enjoying a relaxing evening at home with a glass of red wine in one hand and an engrossing book in the other when you spy Fido making a running leap straight for your head.  You can’t help it; it’s...

Angela Alexander is an Asheville-based artist specializing in pet portraits. Alexander starts with a black canvas and then layers loose brushstrokes in vibrant colors to reveal the dog, cat or farm animal she’s painting. The bold colors that characterize her...

There is nothing like being sick, for you to really appreciate health.  I had an autoimmune disease called IgA nephropathy, where my immune system slowly attacked my kidneys.  It started when I was 19 when I got a flu bug. ...

Essential oils are a favored item in many households today. Studies show that the regular use of essential oils can assist with hormone regulation, improve disease-fighting capability, and enhance cognitive function.  But what, if any, effect do essential oils have...

Breed specific legislation, more commonly known as BSL, is a hot topic today with proponents on both sides. This particular proposed law targets a group of dogs referred to as “pit bulls”.  In reality, there is no such breed. It...

Are you currently in need of a transplant? Maybe you have already had one, or are in the midst of waiting for your second; if so, you have a powerful story to tell, and we’d love to hear from you! Maybe...