PetLvr Mailbag: Canine Oral Fixation is Curable

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Dear  PetLvr Mailbag, One of my dogs compulsively licks. He’s always licking at my hands, face, ear, arms, legs, anything he can. Whenever I pet him, he just tries to lick my hand. How the hell … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Exuberant Greetings Cause Consternation

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag, I have a pit lab mix that loves too much. She is about 55 lbs and strong as an ox. She has been trained to not jump on me when I come home … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Kitten Rules the Roost

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag, My 4 month old kitten totally dominates my 8 year old Australian Shepherd. The kitten, Freckles, is 4 months old. She’ll walk up to the dog, Luke, and he’ll freeze in panic. She’ll … Read More

Prevent Your Pet from Becoming Obese

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Sitting patiently by your side, your dog nuzzles your thigh and scooches closer to the kitchen table. His sniffing gets frantic as if he is trying to create a vacuum to suck up your evening dinner. … Read More

Make Your Bark Heard Around the World

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The Worldwide Fido Awards will be showing on Nick at Nite this October, and your dog has the potential to be recognized as a national star. Get out your video camera so you can show the … Read More

Tips for Moving Your Pet

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A sense of home can be felt in the soft, cotton of a blanket and even in the cozy embrace of a teddy bear. So even though you might have to move to a new home, … Read More

Letting Go of a Foster Pet

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As we discussed in my last post, “So You Want to be a Foster Home,” the hardest part of fostering is letting go. For every foster pet, there comes a time when she has gained all … Read More

So You Want to be a Foster Home?

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Fostering a homeless pet is one of the best things you can do for animals in need in your own home town. Watching an abused, neglected, or abandoned pet blossom and flourish in your home, then … Read More

Why "NO!" is a No-No

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It’s a familiar scene to many pet owners: Fido is gnawing the couch or has gotten into the trash and is dragging rubbish all over the new carpet. Naturally, your first reaction may be to shout, … Read More

Top Five Myths About Pet Adoption

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Many people seeking a new pet bypass the adoption option for one reason or another. While there are certainly some situations in which purchasing from a reputable, responsible breeder is ideal, consider this list of five … Read More

What To Do If You Find A Stray Dog

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It happens to every pet lover eventually. You’re on your way to work, out walking your own dogs, or running an errand, and a loose dog crosses your path with no owner in sight. What now? … Read More

What to Expect When Your Kid's Expecting a Pet (But You're Not Ready)

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So you promised your child a pet for his birthday, or for Christmas, or if she did a particularly difficult chore, and forgot about it. Of course, the kid didn’t, and now you’re on the hook, … Read More

High-Energy Dog + Apartment: Exercise Can Avert Disaster

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The subprime mortgage crisis, declines in some sectors of the economy, and a rising cost of living have led to more families moving out of houses and into apartments, townhomes, and condos. I see ads on … Read More

New Author on PetLvr!

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My name is Jelena, and I’m a new author on the “LVR” series of blogs. You can find my author page here. As you can see from my list of pets — one dog, one cat, … Read More

Video: The Dog, The Cat, And The Rat

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This was forwarded to my attention via Email with the following description: This is a video of one of the homeless in Santa Barbara and his pets. They work State Street every week for donations. The … Read More

Pet Positive for a Healthy, Retiring Life

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Pets serve many benefits to seniors. They are wonderful companions and the health benefits are outstanding. Did you know that having senior pet ownership has many medically beneficial qualities? It’s true! Many seniors with pet companion … Read More

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