Rats


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 […]


Pet Rats Part 4 of 4 – Choosing

  This is part 4 of a 4 part series on rats. This article will focus on how to best insure their health & well being. Be sure to read part 1 (Click Here) 2 (Click Here) and 3 (Click Here) already published. Here are some things to think about when choosing pet rats: There are […]


Pet Rats Part 3 of 4 – Wellness 1

This is part 3 of a 4 part series on rats. This article will focus on things to think about when choosing a pet rat. This will be followed by one more article on how to best insure their health & well being. Be sure to read part 1 (Click Here) and part 2 (Click […]


Pet Rats Part 2 of 4 – Healthy Diet 1

  This is part 2 of a 4 part series on rats. This article will focus on a healthy diet,. The next two will center on things to think about when choosing a pet rat, and how to best insure their health & well being. Be sure to read part 1 on Environment (housing) (Click […]


Pet Rats Part 1 of 4 – Environment

  This is part 1 of a 4 part series on rats. This article will focus on their environment (housing). The next three will center on proper diet, things to think about when choosing a pet rat, and how to best insure their health & well being. Here are some environmental things to keep in mind […]


5 Common Toxic Prescription Medications

According to a recent study 5 of the most common people medications that can be toxic to pets include :     Lipitor® (atorvastatin)   used for regulating cholesterol, mildly irritating, may cause vomiting or diarrhea, not commonly used on pets   Nexium® (esomeprazole)   reduces gastric acid secretion to help with ulcers, also mildly […]


Is Your Pet Itchy & Scratchy?

Dogs may itch for many different reasons and sometimes it’s for no reason. While some scratching is normal, the medical term for excessive itching is pruritus and that is a problem. Pruritus is among the most common reasons people take their dogs to the vet. The main reasons for the scratching are infection, excessively oily […]


Which Pet is Best For You?

Christina Carter talks With Roxy Brown from the Roanoke Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection about adopting pets. They cover tips on how to prepare, what to know and how to prepare to make a good home for a pet or pets. They also talk about the rewards of volunteering and fostering pets and […]


Rats Smell Better Than We Think They Do

Rats are awesome creatures whose noses work much better than ours. Their success rate of sniffing out Tuberculosis is much higher than the modern testing equipment we use. Should we go to the rats?   Click Here for the Article