Hurricane safety for your pet – preparing your pet for a natural disaster

Hurricane safety for your pet – preparing your pet for a natural disaster

*This post contains affiliate links. You never know when a natural disaster is going to occur. Luckily, with modern technology, we can see hurricanes days or even weeks before they arrive. Yet, as we recently learned with Irma (and Harvey), they can still be quite unpredictable. As much as we try to prepare, so many …

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Ten useful websites for pet owners

Ten useful websites for pet owners

*This post contains affiliate links. Having a pet can be a daunting task. There is so much information available at our fingertips, it can all be a bit overwhelming. Even as a veterinarian, it’s easy to experience information overload when I type pet-related phrases into a Google search bar. With that in mind, I’ve compiled …

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Promises from your vet

Promises from your vet

*This post contains affiliate links. The field of veterinary medicine has changed drastically in recent decades. Costs of education and practicing have skyrocketed, while prices for services have remained nearly unchanged. We are expected to practice at the same quality of medicine as our MD counterparts, but to charge only a very small portion of what human …

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Work-life fail

Work-life fail

*This post contains affiliate links. Today was tough. Nothing about it was especially hard, but it was tough all the same. All of my patients are alive and well, and I FINALLY caught up on all my charts for the week (and a few from last week). I didn’t have to put any animals to …

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6 tips to get along better with your teenager

6 tips to get along better with your teenager

*This post contains affiliate links. Oh, teenagers. The hormones, the attitudes, the surprising moments of compassion, wisdom and adult-ness they can exude. Parenting a teenager can be more challenging than parenting a toddler at times. They are trying to find themselves and walk a fine line between dependence and independence. They still need us, but …

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Stop saying you “can’t wait” – you CAN

Stop saying you “can’t wait” – you CAN

*This post contains affiliate links. Before I had kids, I would comment frequently that I “can’t wait” to do something. “I can’t wait until this weekend”, “I can’t wait to see you”, “I can’t wait until your baby is walking/talking/etc…” I hear it all the time, and I used to be just as guilty of …

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Family albums – who has time for them?

Family albums – who has time for them?

*This post contains affiliate links. Some women have it all together. They can keep an immaculate home, have well-rounded, clean and polite children, a healthy marriage, and a productive work environment. Some of them even manage to work out every day, do arts-and-crafts with their kids, and have adorable baby books and photo albums on …

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