Fighting [Like] Cats and Dogs

If you’re thinking about getting a cat and a dog, one of the easiest ways to create a bond – or at least a civility – between the two creatures is to adopt them both together as a puppy and kitten. As such, these two animals will have no preconceived notions about each other and … Read more

You, Your Pet and Your Significant Other

You and Fido have had a wonderful relationship. He doesn’t earn money or do chores, you have to feed him his every meal, take him out multiple times day, exercise him, love him, play with him, groom him and keep him happy, but in return he gives you 100% unconditional love. This is a relationship … 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

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

Too Many Treats

In the same way that a parent can be tempted to let her child eat all the ice cream he wants, it can be difficult to ignore a treat-focused four-legged friend with puppy dog eyes. Just as too much sugar in a human can cause mental and physical problems, they can do the same for … Read more

Thanksgiving Food and Your Pet

What a wonderful time of year it is. For many of us, it’s a time to be thankful for our friends, family and general well-being. You just might go to wonderful parties and bring home all kinds of food that you usually do not keep around. With that in mind, please keep your pet’s safety … Read more

Senior Pet Adoption Month

We posted previously about the benefits of a senior dog for your favorite senior citizen here: but we also wanted to talk about how November is officially Senior Pet Adoption Month! There are so many animals that need a forever home, but we specifically want to talk to you about seniors. Did you know … Read more

Why Spay/Neuter?

  Initially, spaying or neutering your pet may seem like a cruel thing to do, but there are actually large benefits to your community, your home and your beloved companion as well. Of course, there may be exceptions in which spaying or neutering is not recommended such as advanced age or illness – your veterinarian will advise you. Spaying: … Read more

Our Sleepy Feline Companions

In today’s hectic world, many of us are lucky to get in a good eight hours of sleep a night. If you own, or have been around cats, however, you know that they do not experience the same problem. Cats sleep about twice as much as your average human – that’s about 14 or 15 … Read more

Cat Up a Tree?

It’s not just a proverb or a euphemism – sometimes it actually happens. If you’ve ever had to coax a scarred cat out of a tree, you know how frustrating the experience can be. But just think, as frustrating as it is for you, your cat is probably ten times as distressed, so here’s some … Read more