Medical care for our pets is something that pet owners struggle with daily, particularly when care and surgeries start adding up. Similar to humans, it’s been proven when our dogs and cats are treated regularly by their doctors, they live longer.

From wars to poverty, there is an exponential amount of strife circumnavigating the globe. Socially, economically and politically when we go mano-a-mano with each other, we can’t seem to get it right, no matter how many centuries have come to past. But environmentally, this should not be the case, particularly when it pertains to other lifeforms that share the planet with us. Extinction is serious business. The wiping out of an entire species is an unbalance that has consequences — and it’s unthinkable we are not doing more to thwart conditions that lead to that type of travesty.

Ever since Freud deconstructed the human psyche into three discernible parts, namely our id, ego and superego — folks have been flocking to psychiatrist’s couches for almost 100 years now to learn more about what makes them tick. But what about our pets? What about those furry four-legged and feathered winged friends-of-the-family that not only have to put up with their master’s neuroses, but might just have a few ‘ticks’ of their own (literally and figuratively.)

With this political season surmounting an all-time high on the absurdity meter, might there be something afoot that’s causing this black comedy of irrationality to be played out right before our non-believing eyes? It certainly would help us understand why both candidates on the right and the left are in many instances not always acting like they have their wits about them. While we’ve learned we can’t believe everything that comes out of a politician's mouth these days, this year’s crop of contenders seem a bit more brain-dead than usual in their persistent attempts to brainwash us.

The Rio Olympics 2016 have come and gone, but are certainly not forgotten. Reflecting on the two animal avatars created for the event, many of us probably mistook them as Pokémon Go characters let loose in Rio de Janeiro [even despite a Brazilian ban in place.]

Recovering from potential extinction involves a lot of effort, money and a strong species unwilling to go the way of the dinosaur. Such species do exist. The one highlighted today is the miniature island foxes who are indigenous to California’s Channel Islands.

Summer is the perfect time to get your ‘read’ on! Whether you’re off to a lazy day at the beach, a picnic or just lounging at the pool, there’s nothing better than having a good book to past the time. For animal lovers, there’s a extra special treat when that book is about some of your favorite pets and animals.

While lawmakers, right wingers and isolationists might all be applauding
their decision to leave the European Union, it’s possible that
traveling to and from the EU with their pets may grow cumbersome in the
very foreseeable future. Among all the macro-level economic theories
pertaining to the effects of Britain’s decision to vacate the European
premises, from a micro-level perspective, Brexit will be felt in smaller ways that may not work out all that well for pets and their pet owners.