Monthly Archives: June 2015


Canine Euthanasia Due to Aggression

  There are many reasons why we must be parted from our beloved pets. Because they cannot be helped is not something usually thought of in our normal scenarios. Typically that is true. In this article you will see how one person felt about her dog’s behavior issues and the outcome while sad, was inevitable. […]


Dog Training – Refresher Course on Some Basics

We teach our puppies and young dogs some of the basic commands, like sit-stay-come-down, very early on. One of the best ways to keep it fresh for them is to remind them by playing games. Make it fun. If it’s fun we don’t usually think of it as work. Dogs are the same way, and […]


Cause of Calico Cat Coloration

Calico coloration only happens in female cats because the genes that control color are in the X gene and the two X genes battle it out in the cat as it develops. Here’s a video that explains the concept: When a female embryo is four days old it consists of just 100 cells. At this […]


Cat Videos Relieve Stress of Wasting Time On Cat Videos

Internet cat videos have been found to deliver some fairly significant health benefits according to¬†Jessica Gall Myrick, media researcher at Indiana University in Bloomington.¬†She says; “Some people may think watching online cat videos isn’t a serious enough topic for academic research, but the fact is that it’s one of the most popular uses of the […]


CoCo Pup’s First Road Trip

It’s important to give puppies a whole host of different experiences in the very beginning, so they know what to expect throughout their lifetime and can adjust accordingly. In general, puppies that have been exposed to many different stimuli early on, have gone on to become more accepting of new situations and activities. The puppies’ […]


CoCo Pup’s Personalities

As puppies develop their personalities become more established. Coco is a foster dog from easternherdingdogrescue.org. CoCo needed a safe place to whelp and care for her pups until they reach adoption age. Her 7 “CoCo pups” were born on 3/27 and 3/28. This video outlines their individual personalities at 5 weeks old.


Parasite Found in Cats Linked to Behavior Change in Humans

There is a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii that can live in a number of different mammals, but must carry out its reproductive cycle inside a cat gut. In order to spread from cat to cat the bacteria uses a strategy of infecting and editing rodent brains by their contact with cat feces. Since rodents eat […]


Socializing Older Dogs

  CoCo, our foster rescue dog, needed some help in overcoming her anxiety about riding in the car. This video is how we approached making her a less stressed traveler.     Socializing older dogs can be somewhat of a challenge. It very much depends on previous experiences. For instance, the new to rescue dogs […]