Cats


Cats Can be Poisoned by Regular Household Items

    Cat biology is not the same as humans. One look at a cat next to some catnip will tell you that. While the plant does not trigger much in the way of stimulation to us, it sends them into a playful behavioral trance. Catnip is not the only thing that affects feline biology […]


What It Takes To Be a Foster Home

  Coco, a rescue-foster dog, from easternherdingdogrescue.org needed a safe place to whelp and care for her pups until they reached adoption age and were primed for a successful connection with a forever home. This the story of how she came to be with the Carter’s and the journey they went through toward their forever […]


Working With Ocho the Foster Dog

  The Carter family is hosting Ocho, a foster dog from eastern Herding Dog Rescue. Ocho is between 1 and 3 years old. (We think it’s on the younger side). He has a friendly disposition, but an evaluation demonstrated he has some behaviors that need work. He chases cars against the fence in enclosed areas, […]


Puppy Socialization: Human Socialization Period

The Carter family hosted “Rose”, an 8 week old Labrador Retriever, for one week  to give her a good head start in socialization. Social animals like dogs have critical periods, which are developmental stages where the nervous system is hypersensitive to certain environmental stimuli. The critical period Rose is in is called the Human Socialization […]


What To Expect When Fostering a Dog

Coco, a rescue-foster dog, from easternherdingdogrescue.org needed a safe place to whelp and care for her pups until they reached adoption age and were primed for a successful connection with a forever home. This the story of how she came to be with the Carter’s and the journey they went through toward their forever home. […]


Ocho The Rescue Dog Evaluation

Ocho our foster dog has only been with us for just over a week, and it had been raining for more than half of that time. Needless to say, all of the dogs had extra energy to burn. Not to mention, the humans were getting a little cabin fever as well. So we took the […]


Animal-Assisted Therapy: Dogs as Healers and Helpers

  Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is increasingly being accepted in healthcare clinical settings as well as private therapy practices. Among those benefiting are seniors, students, patients in recovery, people with intellectual and physical disabilities and those approaching end of life. Therapy dogs and assistance dogs are being recognized as a valuable part of human society. Helping […]


CoCo “Beanie” Got Adopted

CoCo was our foster dog through Eastern Herding Dog Rescue (EHDR) that came to us VERY pregnant and needing a safe place to have her babies. Our family gladly took her in and gave her and the puppies a safe place. The puppies were raised until they were 8 weeks old before they went to […]


Medical Science Discovers What Cats Have Known All Along

Thanks to cats, a significant human mechanism has been discovered to improve healing. It was discovered some time ago that cats purr when they are severely injured or frightened. Domestic cats, servals, ocelots, and pumas produce fundamental, dominant, or strong frequencies at exactly 25 Hz and 50 Hz,, and these two low frequencies promote bone […]


Hot Spot Care

Our pets can be susceptible to hot spots for many reasons, but it seems more noticeable in the summer. It may be due to more frequent baths, bugs, or just plain itchy skin, but whatever the cause, it can be serious and is usually painful. Consult your veterinarian on the best course of action for […]