Animals & Pets

  • Adoption Means Adaption

    Adoption Means Adaption

    May 3, 2017 No Comment

    Living & Learning About Your New Pet Over the next few months, we’ll follow the journey of Jack–a much-loved adoptee, a 2-year-old Beagle/Lab mix who was transported to PA from ...

  • Can Reality Match Your Great Expectations?

    Can Reality Match Your Great Expectations?

    April 1, 2017 No Comment

    Mindful interactions with your dog forge trust and respect, encouraging your dog to watch you for cues and approval before she acts. We love our dogs, but if we’re not ...

  • Focus on the Moment

    Focus on the Moment

    March 3, 2017 No Comment

    Building Blocks to Dog Training Utilizing mindfulness in dog training, as introduced in last month’s column, resists concrete description as applied to specific training goals. A methodology that works miraculously ...

  • Successful Dog Training is All in Your Head

    Successful Dog Training is All in Your Head

    January 31, 2017 No Comment

    Mindfulness, a state of being centered, aware, receptive in the present moment, is a term heard everywhere these days.  Once associated mainly with yoga or meditation, it’s now co-opted into ...

  • Seize the Pup-Ortunity for Socialization!

    Seize the Pup-Ortunity for Socialization!

    January 6, 2017 No Comment

    Anyone who has or is thinking of acquiring a puppy should be aware of the necessity of socialization. Older dogs may benefit to some extent, but evolution prepped them for ...

  • What’s Really in Your Pet’s Food?

    What’s Really in Your Pet’s Food?

    December 5, 2016 No Comment

    A walk through any grocery store reveals the high priority Americans place on our pets. There are entire aisles devoted to pet foods and supplies compared to relatively small areas ...

  • Horses Helping Veterans Heal

    Horses Helping Veterans Heal

    November 3, 2016 No Comment

    The horses of Marley’s Mission don’t just give equine therapy to children and their families who have experienced trauma. They also help military service members.            ...

  • From Philadelphia to Thailand

    From Philadelphia to Thailand

    October 3, 2016 No Comment

    Local Veterinary Student Studies Abroad Even as a child Therese Langan tried to save every stray animal she came  across. The graduate of Scranton High School attended Drexel University for ...

  • Know the Risks of Flea & Tick Medications for Your Pet

    Know the Risks of Flea & Tick Medications for Your Pet

    April 3, 2016 No Comment

    Science tells us that exposure to contaminants in the air we breathe, food we eat, clothing we wear or products we use significantly impacts our health. Accordingly, many of us ...

  • Don’t Just Bark Orders! Learn the Art of Conversation with Your Dog

    Don’t Just Bark Orders! Learn the Art of Conversation with Your Dog

    March 8, 2016 No Comment

    It’s necessary to expect decorum from our pet dogs; after all, we give them healthcare, shelter and food in their bellies. In return they can refrain from destroying our furniture, ...