Pet Welfare and Pet Tails by Myra Per Lee

I love not man the less, but Animals more.  I love their willingness to  adjust to our presence in their universe. And I love that some animals are so  willing to be a part of our most un-natural of worlds, and when they are willing, we adopt them as Pets. I write about what we learn about animals, what we learn from them, and the crazy things they let us do to them.

What's Expected of You At The Dog Park
Posted on February 26, 2018

What are your responsibilities as a dog parent when you enter a dog park?

How to get your dog ready for the dog park!
Posted on February 25, 2018

Everyone who brings their dogs through the gates of a dog park makes a silent pledge that their dog is safe to be around people and other dogs....

Coldwell Banker still
Posted on February 22, 2018

A study by an on-line retailer reveals the extraordinarily close relationships that millennials have with their pets, what they buy for them, and where they buy them.

Matabele ant treats the wounds of a mate
Posted on February 21, 2018

African Matabele ants rescue their wounded, carry the capable back to their nests, and administer treatment - just like the Red Cross.

Pet Hair Remover Brush Gloves
Posted on February 16, 2018

Whether you have a cat or dog, if they shed you need these gloves!

Raven courting dance
Posted on February 14, 2018

Quoth the raven... Evermore!

Muddy Dog Challenge
Posted on February 13, 2018

Come to think of it, my dogs have never been happier than when they're filthy with mud!

Is there pentobarbital in your pet's food?
Posted on February 10, 2018

Two years after 5 dogs were poisoned by it, and one died from it, we are just finding out that there was and is pentobarbital, a drug commonly used to euthanize animals, in some dog foods.

Red Winged Blackbird by Tony Peebles, California, 2017 GBBC
Posted on February 7, 2018

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is the most fun annual international event!  Anyone can enter!

Sick dog
Posted on February 2, 2018

We're learning that serious consequences can result from a raw food diet....

Dogs love their poop!
Posted on February 1, 2018

Humans find it hard to fathom that dogs, particularly their own dogs, eat poop. There are many theories why, the most recent one published in the January 2018 issue of Veterinary Medicine & Science....

Pacu fish
Posted on January 20, 2018

"What big teeth you have Mr. Pacu."

"The better to eat you with Mr. Fisherman."

(with apologies to the Brothers Grimm)
Studies say no to raw food diets for dogs and cats
Posted on January 12, 2018

A raw food craze for dogs and cats began when information about practices in the pet food industry were revealed. Now, studies show that we need to take a closer look at the dangers of raw food to our pets.

Even big cats like catnip
Posted on January 3, 2018

Cats and humans may both respond to catnip, but their responses are not the same. You won't get high as a cat, but there are reasons you should try it!

Black Labrador Retriever
Posted on December 15, 2017

If you have a weakness for a particular breed, there are reliable places you can adopt. Whether you adopt a full-bred or a mixed breed dog, I can tell you there is no dog happier than an adopted dog.

Shelter dog
Posted on December 11, 2017

When you meet that dog in a shelter and he is shy and withdrawn and may have behavioral problems, maybe he's just needing a secure base from which to star.  Maybe that secure base is you.

Tiger Dog Compatibility
Posted on December 6, 2017

If you're basing your decision to buy or adopt a certain dog breed on a dog compatibility test, you might want to explore further....

Man with dog
Posted on December 4, 2017

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are painful processes emotionally and, often, physically. Their goal is not to punish addicts, but to help them heal.  What better healing aid that a non-judgmental pet?

Clean meat
Posted on December 3, 2017

Soon, there will be dog foodies and cat foodies - pets enamored with animal foods that do not come directly from an animal at all.

NICREW legs out in front dog carrier
Posted on November 30, 2017

If you have a small dog, a front pack or backpack carrier is a great thing to have around for that occasion when you want to bring her with you, but not on a leash!

scared cat
Posted on November 29, 2017

Is your cat a scaredy cat when he goes to the vet?  Most cats are. But some veterinarians are trying to minimize that fear by setting up "cat friendly" veterinary practices. Here's why you should consider them....

French Bulldog
Posted on November 17, 2017

A few years ago the French Bulldog was THE dog to own, especially in Britain, where there was a big celebrity craze for the breed. Now, a wave of Frenchies are sitting in Britain's pet shelters, waiting to be rescued.

Skinny Pete's Gourmet Catnip
Posted on November 14, 2017

No, it's not pot. But Skinny Pete's Gourmet Catnip makes a great gift for a cool cat! And humans who are cool cats can buy themselves some shirts from Skinny Pete's clothing line.

Anatomy of a beagle
Posted on November 13, 2017

....Sometimes it works; sometimes you think it worked, and then some time later you find the pill on the floor.

George-Cathcart, Photographer, "WTF"
Posted on November 8, 2017

If you don't like to laugh, don't read this blog.... This year's finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards do not disappoint.