How to Choose a Vet Your Dog Will Love

The worst time to look for a vet is when you really need one. Most of the concerns fly out the window at that point, and you may end up with one that won’t provide the best care for your beloved pet. Long before you get to that point, you should take your time and … Read more

Feline Depression

There are many health problems that can cause behavioral changes in cats, so before self-diagnosing, you should consult your veterinarian to rule out any potential health issues. That said, if health issues have been ruled out, here are a few signs that may indicate depression in your cat: • Increased vocalization • Decrease or cessation … Read more

Your Cat and Milk

Do you remember those cartoons as a kid in which there is always a cat lapping up a bowl of milk? Unfortunately, in real life, this is really bad advertising for future cat owners for several reasons. Cats can be lactose intolerant, just like their human owners. This can easily result in upset stomach, vomiting … Read more

Adopting a Special Needs Pet

We here at Last Chance Ranch Sanctuary are obviously big supporters of all animals, but we especially have a soft spot for our special needs friends. There was a conversation I overheard the other day at a shelter between a parent and her child regarding why they didn’t need to adopt a, “broken,” pet. I … Read more

Indoor versus Outdoor Cats: Part 1 of 2

The invention of kitty litter in the 1960s has gone a long way towards making our homes safer, healthier environments for our cats. Nevertheless, the debate about whether to keep your cat indoors or outdoors continues. What does it mean to decide to keep your cat indoors? There’s no doubt that our homes make more … Read more

Pet Holiday Wishlist

What’s on your pet’s holiday wish list? Is it a pet-safe treat? Is it a hard to solve treat-producing puzzle? Whatever it is, make sure that you are taking into account Fido’s safety. The following things are good tips to follow when considering that new toy: • Is the toy appropriate to your pet’s size? … Read more

November is National Pet Diabetes Month!

November is Pet Diabetes Month! With the growing amount of pet obesity cases in the US, pet diabetes is unfortunately becoming more and more common. If your pet is displaying some of the following traits, it may be time to get him in for a checkup. The sooner your pet is diagnosed, the sooner he … Read more

Cold Weather Pet Care

In some parts of the country, the cold fronts have already come in. In other parts, we’re just starting to see the temperatures start to fall. In any case, this is a great time to start thinking about protecting your pet against the elements. It is a common misconception that animals are built to easily … Read more

Foster Care

Do you love animals but can’t take one in permanently?  Not sure if you are ready to adopt?  Or do you want to see how a new animal gets along with your brood?  Fostering could be the right choice for you.  Shelters everywhere are overcrowded and could use help from wonderful people like you. Who … Read more

A fun kitty game!

Cats like to hunt and they like to explore hidden things.  Spend five to ten minutes a day playing with your cat to keep him or her healthy and mentally sharp. Make a fun game for your kitty by putting paper cups in various spots, and hiding a treat inside a few of them. What … Read more