The Joys Of Adopting A Senior Pet

by Heather Loenser, DVM, Staff Veterinary Advisor, Professional and Public Affairs for the American Animal Hospital Association If we had the choice, our pets would live as long as we do, but sadly, that’s not the case. All members of the animal kingdom age at different rates. Hamsters rarely live past 3 years of age, […]

Help Greenies Help Pets

As you know, we’re all about saving money and helping everyone, regardless of income level, keep their pets and enjoy a good life with them. (That’s what inspired us to write Barkonomics.) In these tough financial times, many pet lovers have to reach out to charitable organization for help when their pets are faced with […]

Asking About A 3-Year Immunization Schedule

How often should you vaccinate your dog? At one time, vaccinations were automatically given every year but in 2006 the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada, issued guidelines that changed the way some dog owners looked at the frequency of immunizations. AAHA recommends giving […]