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People & Pets Albuquerque NM

There are many different aspects to the relationships between people and their pets. Learn all about how your pet affects your life and vice versa, and make sure the two of you have the best relationship possible.
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Animal Insurance Companies Albuquerque NM

Pet insurance can play an important role in providing treatment for animals diagnosed with cancer. While there is hope for dogs and cats suffering from the disease, diagnosis and treatment for cancer in animals comes at a high cost. Choose an insurance for your little loved one.

Pet Mediators Albuquerque NM

In addition to potentially astronomical legal fees and long waiting period a former couple could face by going to court to determine custody of a shared pet, the U.S. legal system treats animals no differently than a piece of furniture. According to StraightDivorce.com, such a determination is made after examining receipts indicating which partner had been the functional owner of the pet, by way of expenses for medical treatments, training, nutrition and grooming.

Dog Behaviour Training Albuquerque NM

Pets in the office: Good for morale and for business Pets in the office is increasingly a regular sight. To keep employees happy and productive these days, businesses are increasingly promoting the care and feeding of employees through the care and feeding of their pets -- in the workplace. More and more, employers and employees are finding that allowing their pets inside the office is a win-win...

Animal Adoption Centers Albuquerque NM

Pets' influence on the elderly Animals fill a void in the lives of the elderly who are alone without friends or loved ones. Pets can greatly increase quality of life for many senior citizens . Dr. Sandra Barker, director of the Center for Human-Animal Interaction at Virginia Commonwealth University, recalls the story of Annie, a depressed 95-year-old who, after being given a dog named Pumpkin, b...

Indoor Pet Training Classes Albuquerque NM

Sleeping arrangements for couples and pets When it comes to sharing the bed, sometimes pets can get in the way of couples. Jill and Ray have been dating for five years, during which Ray’s spent many a night pouting about having to sleep with Jill’s cat Mona. His problem? Too much cat hair in the bed for one, she says. “Ray also says Mona gets more affection than he does. But of course, that’s no...

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Animal Adoption Albuquerque NM

After your pet dies: Are you ready for a new animal in your life? After your beloved pet passes away , when are you ready for a new animal in your life? Is there a "right" or "wrong" time? "Listen to your heart,'' advises Dr. Susan Cohen, Director of Counseling at the Animal Medical Center of New York. "Everyone is on a different timeline when it comes to grieving.'' Some people need to talk abo...

Animal Adoption Centers Albuquerque NM

Pets' influence on the elderly Animals fill a void in the lives of the elderly who are alone without friends or loved ones. Pets can greatly increase quality of life for many senior citizens . Dr. Sandra Barker, director of the Center for Human-Animal Interaction at Virginia Commonwealth University, recalls the story of Annie, a depressed 95-year-old who, after being given a dog named Pumpkin, b...

Animal Adoption Shelters Albuquerque NM

Animals teach children empathy and compassion Pets and children share a deep bond, one that teaches children empathy, compassion and respect. When Cynthia was five years old, her family acquired a cockapoo named Nellis from a neighbor who no longer wanted it. "I still consider Nellis to be the brother I never had," wrote Cynthia one afternoon a few months ago on the New York Times blog. Nellis p...

Animal Insurance Companies Albuquerque NM

Pet insurance can play an important role in providing treatment for animals diagnosed with cancer. While there is hope for dogs and cats suffering from the disease, diagnosis and treatment for cancer in animals comes at a high cost. Choose an insurance for your little loved one.

Animal Law Lawyers Albuquerque NM

The basics of animal law What exactly does animal law encompass? Consider the following questions: I think my neighbor is abusing his dog. What should I do? My dog bit someone; what liability do I have? I want to provide for the care of my pets when I die -- how do I do that? I left my cat in a kennel when I was on vacation, and when I picked it up, it was very sick and thin. Can I sue the kenne...

Canine Adoption Centers Albuquerque NM

We didn't invent the concept of a child reading to a pet, but we were the first to use the structure," said Kathy Klotz, executive director of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program (R.E.A.D.) . She refers to depictions of people reading to dogs in Victorian times, and she has heard several adults admit that they used to read to their dog in the closet as a child.

Dog Behaviour Training Albuquerque NM

Pets in the office: Good for morale and for business Pets in the office is increasingly a regular sight. To keep employees happy and productive these days, businesses are increasingly promoting the care and feeding of employees through the care and feeding of their pets -- in the workplace. More and more, employers and employees are finding that allowing their pets inside the office is a win-win...

Indoor Pet Training Classes Albuquerque NM

Sleeping arrangements for couples and pets When it comes to sharing the bed, sometimes pets can get in the way of couples. Jill and Ray have been dating for five years, during which Ray’s spent many a night pouting about having to sleep with Jill’s cat Mona. His problem? Too much cat hair in the bed for one, she says. “Ray also says Mona gets more affection than he does. But of course, that’s no...

Personal Pet Trainers Albuquerque NM

Workplace petiquette: Tips for bringing your pet to work Bringing your pet to work is increasingly seen as a win-win by businesses -- a more pleasant work atmosphere for animal lovers and more productivity and (hopefully) more profits for management. Maybe that's why 1 in 5 U.S. companies allow their employees to bring their pets to work , according to a new study by the American Pet Products Ma...

Pet Behavioral Classes Albuquerque NM

Working from home with your pet - how to nip attention getting behavior Cats and dogs often act out with bad behavior, especially when there is a change in routine such as a parent suddenly being home more often. In a nut shell, working from home with pets can be challenging. Consider this: Paul Alfieri once set up a Webcam to see what his cat Shatner did during the day. No surprise: the four-ye...

Pet Bereavement Counseling Albuquerque NM

Dealing with pet loss The first thing to remember when you lose a pet is that there is no "right" or "wrong" reaction you can have to such a profound loss in your life. You might feel full of rage or completely numb with shock or simply feel the need to cry and/or talk. All of these are completely normal reactions. Dr. Susan Cohen, the director of counseling at the Animal Medical Center of New Y...

Pet Care Tips Albuquerque NM

While most mothers are focused on how difficult the separation might be for themselves and the baby, they should also keep in mind how the transition will affect their pet. One of the first decisions to consider is who will watch baby and pet. Will this person be comfortable watching both? While considerations for the baby will be kept at the highest priority, remember to factor in the pet’s feelings and need for belonging

Pet Dog Obedience Training Albuquerque NM

Conway knew what sorts of shocks were in store for her dogs because she's an expert. In the worst case, they could bite the baby or go into a depression from lack of attention.

Pet Grief Counseling Albuquerque NM

Grieving the loss of a pet: How rituals can help The loss of a pet is one of the most traumatic experiences someone can face and one some pet owners never get over. By the time their three-year-old cairn terrier, Ralphie, passed away, his owners were completely heartbroken. After endless trips to the vet, a diagnosis of severe allergies followed by ultimately unsuccessful medical procedures, the...

Pet Loss Grief Counseling Albuquerque NM

How children grieve pet loss Dealing with pet loss is difficult enough, but when children are involved, it can be even more heartbreaking. If your child is asking you why their pet is never coming back, you might find yourself at a loss for words. But while your first instinct might be to protect your child from the truth, according to Dr. Susan Cohen, Director of Counseling at the Animal Medica...

Pet Mediators Albuquerque NM

In addition to potentially astronomical legal fees and long waiting period a former couple could face by going to court to determine custody of a shared pet, the U.S. legal system treats animals no differently than a piece of furniture. According to StraightDivorce.com, such a determination is made after examining receipts indicating which partner had been the functional owner of the pet, by way of expenses for medical treatments, training, nutrition and grooming.

Pet-Friendly Apartments Albuquerque NM

How to find a pet-friendly place to stay Finding a pet-friendly place to stay can involve a number of factors. Imagine driving all day with a long suffering, trusty animal companion by your side, then finding the only hotel for miles around doesn't admit pets. This scenario may have been all-too-familiar a few years ago, but the ever-increasing number of pet travelers has made a huge impact on t...

Professional Pet Services Albuquerque NM

Does my pet need to leave a tip? While tipping for good customer service is common practice, this hasn't always necessarily included pet services. As our pets continue to become more a part of the family, pet owners are becoming increasingly generous when it comes to tipping those who take good care of their beloved pets. And this practice is not limited to dogs and cats. Take for example, Pixie...

Summer Dog Grooming Albuquerque NM

Cool summers for hot pets The sweltering summer heat had taken a toll on her dog Tasha by the time Liz Naughton of Melrose, Mass., took the two-year-old Golden Retriever to the groomer to shave his coat. “My dog would come to the door panting immediately after going to the bathroom. She stopped chasing tennis balls and birds, which were normally her favorite things,” Naughton said. But after her...