Pets

Pets

How much is too much to spend on a sick pet?

Recently I noticed that J.J., our 12-year-old, black-and-white-spotted mutt, was a little too big around the belly - not in a pregnant way, in a weird way. At the animal hospital, the veterinarian had the reassuring calm of a woman who had delivered a lot of bad news. She said we had to run some "simple tests," costing roughly $1,000.

Pets

AC Pup wishes all a happy Labor Day

What a beautiful weekend to recognize Labor Day and the official end of a summer that has flown by way too fast. It’s a great weekend for all the working folks out there celebrating the long weekend. So fire up the grill and get ready to watch some football, too. Or grab your purse and head out to the mall for the fabulous Labor Day sales.

Pets

Are you prepared to protect your pets during a disaster?

Prepare your pets for a disaster and have a stocked pet emergency kit ready to go. Include extra leashes, pop top canned food, current photos of your pet, copies of medical records and proof of vaccinations, sturdy carriers, blankets, litter box and liners, first aid supplies, bottled water and bowls.