Yet Another BARC Screw Up: It’s Like Groundhog Day

“Hair Balls” from the Houston Press once again reports on the insane inhumanity at BARC. The stories of abuse, death, screw-ups, cover-ups, throw-ups and so forth just continue. I can’t wait for a new Houston Mayor! Please people, be sure to vote for someone that makes Animal Welfare at least somewhere on their top ten […]

Traveling with Fido

June was National Safety Month, and in honor of the important topic of safety for you and your dogs, the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers ) put together some helpful tips in regards to traveling with your pet.  I thought it was well worth passing along…. Planes, Trains and Automobiles It was the best […]

Houston Labradors Overflowing In Shelters

Luv A Lab program needs you! Our shelters are full with Labs and Lab Mixes.

Pets R Inn: New Boarding Concept….Doggie Sleepovers!

It’s vacation time and you’re excited about the prospects of relaxing at the beach for a week but your enthusiasm is curbed by your anxiety over what to do with your Beagle, Bailey. Pets Are Inn, a new pet care franchise in the Houston area has an innovative solution…a sleepover with a “host” family!

Pets Are Inn places pets in carefully screened, private homes where they are treated as one of the family. This home away from home allows pets to bring their favorite toys, blankets and treats to keep them comfortable while interacting with their host family.

Pythiosis: A Deadly Disease For Canines

Deadly Disease For Canines by Robert Glass, Pan American Vet Lab

Pythiosis is the disease that results from the infection with Pythium insidiosum, an organism that is similar to but not related to the fungi. Pythiosis is more commonly seen in warm wet areas with lush vegetation, such as the Gulf Coast region of the US. While horses are more commonly the victims of Pythiosis, dog pythiosis is now being diagnosed on a regular basis. While pythiosis is not considered a “common” problem, it is believed to be fatal in more than 95% of undiagnosed cases. Even when correctly diagnosed conventional treatment is able to save only 20-25% of infected dogs.

Photos From Final Day at Houston Dog Show

The 32nd Annual Reliant World Series of Dog Shows came to an end yesterday with a beautiful Golden Retriever taking the top honor of Best In Show. Thousands of visitors enjoyed the breed judging, flyball, agility, frisbee demonstrations, “meet the breed” encounters, shopping with vendors and meeting the very famous Westminster winner, “Stump”. And of […]

Chef Michael’s Dog Food by Purina Debuts Dinner Parties For Dogs

hef Michael’s® canine creations from Purina offers dog owners a chance to host a Chef Michael’s House Party™ .

4th of July Dog Safety Tips

Families across America love to celebrate with fireworks. For many dogs however, fireworks can be a source of extreme fear and stress. Here are some tips to help with the stress: Take your dog for a long walk before the festivities start. This will allow him to potty outside before all of the noise begins […]

Suffering Dogs In Houston – Amazing What Is In Our Own “Backyard”. Help If You Can.

Strays in dire need of medical attention are getting help but need donations.

Want To Travel With Your Pet? Try Dog Friendly Durango, Co!

This town is for the dogs! Durango boasts miles of trails to hike, rivers to swim and a dog-friendly atmosphere.