Learning to Grieve

The month of October was a difficult one for me. I have tried to be kind to myself through a lot of self care and allowing myself to grieve. I am devastated to share with you that my 12 year old dog Monkey went to heaven on October 1st. He had a brain tumor and

Helping Our Pets Age With Grace

As a veterinarian, I work with a number of rescue organizations, and am often shocked at the number of senior pets that are abandoned at shelters and rescue groups just because they are old! Age is not a disease!  Age is a condition that we can prepare for and deal with as time passes. My family and

A Chance to Snuggle & Save a Life

It has been over 15 years since I first fostered a cat and since then I have been so impressed with the non-profit organization Kitten Rescue.   Fast forward to 2019, and now Kitten Rescue has a permanent home in Atwater Village.  The organization offers a place where rescued cats can be fostered.  As a foster you keep the

ECO-GLAM HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

I love the opportunity to toot the horn of a fellow female friend.  What better way to spread holiday cheer than to focus on what one of my gal pals is doing to make our world a kinder and more gentle place to live.  You likely know Tamela D’Amico as a singer, actress, filmmaker, and now
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. There are some advantages to adding a more mature family member! If you are considering adopting a furry friend and you are away from home most of the day, you have limited free time, you want a calm pet or you have young children, then an “oldie but goodie”

How My Dog Cured My Depression

A True Love Story This is a love story. It’s about a lonely, single woman who decided to open her heart and her home and found true love. The love transformed her in ways she never thought possible… but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning. It all started about ten years ago.
Summer is a time for picnics, the beach and bikinis.  The sun shining super brightly means the heat is on, but keep in mind that when it is hot for you, it is even hotter for your four-legged friend. Dogs and cats do not sweat through their skin. They cool themselves by panting or rapid
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I have spent fifteen years inside the world of animal rescue. Past the excitement, the exhaustion, and the heartbreak, the honor of the work is the reason I have stayed put. Each rescue important. Each one personal. As long as I can remember, dogs have been my thing, so the fact that I have been
How your actions can save the lives of hundreds of cats. Every spring, Los Angeles animal shelters open their doors to thousands of kittens and cats. People find kittens in bushes or maybe they forgot to spay their cat and don’t want to keep the kittens. They’re worried about them being on the streets so
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Why Adopting a Pet is Sexy

I have been trying to save animals since I was a young girl.  I remember my parents letting me stay home from school in 4th grade so I could have a funeral in the backyard for a baby squirrel that I had been trying to nurse back to life.  I also rescued mice from mud, and
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How You Can Make A Conscious Purchase Too I was shopping recently for dog food and poop bags for my rescue pooch Monkey.  Then I had a big revelation in the store. I will admit, I often purchase certain items based on their packaging.  I love shapes and colors.  I will buy a brand of
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