Dog Days of Summer: Keeping Pets Cool in the Summer Heat

The recent heat wave lazing through southern Ontario has piqued my concern for my pets’ comfort and well-being during the hot days in my small, air conditioner-less apartment. Heat stroke is a serious concern for our dogs, cats and small animals during the hot summer months, as outlined here. This worry for the safety of my cat and rabbit lead me to research tips for how to keep them cool, share some of my own tested tips and perhaps purchase and air conditioner. Continue reading

How to Raise a Rabbit

Spring is here, Easter is next weekend and adorable bunnies are popping up everywhere you look.

Look here’s one now

You may be thinking this is a great time to take a real rabbit home, for yourself or as an Easter gift for a child, but before you do, you should consider everything that goes into caring for a happy house hopper. Continue reading

And Puppy Makes Three

Bringing a dog into your home is a huge personal commitment and a big step for two people in a committed relationship. My fiancé has been dying for a dog and since the day that friends of our decided to get a puppy, his talk of dogs has become more suggestive and less futuristic. While we may be ready for this peak in our lives, are we ready for what comes next? In so many examples before us, it always seems like: first comes puppy, then comes baby. Continue reading