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Are You Ready to Give Another Animal the Best Life Possible?

Are you prepared to give a companion animal the very best life they can have in your care? A new book called "Run, Spot, Run" clearly lays out the deep commitment it really takes.

Your Voices Were Heard! Tougher Sentencing for Dog Fighting

Sweet victory! Your voices were heard! When I asked you to contact the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) in support of tougher sentencing for people involved in dog fighting you rose to the challenge! Here is the outcome... Read More

Badminton Farrier Prize: Charlie Sands' four-star horseshoes win best-shod award for his girlfriend's horse

Hint: if you want to win the Farriers Prize at the 4 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in England, consider having your partner shoe your horse. Or, alternately, if you're a farrier, consider helping your partner make it all the...Show More Summary

Shoeing for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Foot Factors 2016

It's the first Saturday in May. Theories abound about how to pick the winner of the Kentucky Derby, but there's no doubt that the feet come first in the hearts and minds of Hoof Blog readers. With the help of wonderful people in theShow More Summary

Symptoms of Kennel Cough and How to Prevent

Kennel cough is a common and highly contagious infection you may run across as a pet owner. If you find your dog suddenly develops an a-typical cough that sounds like she is choking or even “honking” … Read More

How to Train a Cat to Come When Called | Cat Care

Great Amazon Must Haves for any Cat Owner: Feline GREENIES Dental Treats for Cats: Four Paws Magic Coat Love Glove Cat Grooming Mitt: Bergan Star Chaser Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy: IRIS Open Top … Read More

Re-visiting the Big-Footed Event Horse at Badminton Horse Trials: Ben Hobday, Mulrys Error, and Paul Conway

A photo posted by Ben Hobday (@benhobday) on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:01am PDT British farrier Paul Conway preparing a shoe for Ben Hobday's large-footed event horse Mulrys Error before Badminton Horse Trials in 2015. Half-draft Mulrys Error has the most popular feet in international eventing. His rider, Ben Hobday of England, celebrates both the big feet and his farrier. (photo 

Nature's Perfect Partners: A PBS Film on Animal Cooperation

Watch fascinating footage of animals of the same and different species working together to achieve win-win outcomes for all.

British Minister Meets with Farriers on Future Registration, Discipline Changes for the Profession

DEFRA Minister George Eustice, MP can't take his eyes off the horseshoe he forged at the anvil with help from Simon Moore, FWCF, during an informal meeting with farriers and industry stakeholders in Cornwall last week. Eustice is working...Show More Summary

What's Happening When Dogs Play Tug-of-War? Dog Park Chatter

When dogs play tug-of-war there's a lot more going on than meets the eye, and it's not simply competition.

An Update on My French Bulldog Puppies

So many of you ask about my pets - my dogs, cats, canaries, horses, donkeys, chickens, and the peafowl. I love giving you updates on all of them. [&hellip...

Life is Short. Buy the Sad Boots.

If grief were a color, it would be slate. Not an angry obsidian black, or a peaceful dove grey, but that shapeshifting silver somewhere between black and white, a stormy sea that some days seems blue, others almost brackish, depthless and impossible to truly describe. If it were a shape, it would be a spiral, […]

Meow the Force Be With You: Meet the Animal Shelter Cat That Looks Like Yoda

All NewsNationalInternational Meow the Force Be With You: Meet the Animal Shelter Cat That Looks Like Yoda By Aly Semigran May 05, 2016 at 01:19PM / (0) comments Save to mypetMD It's fitting that a cat who looks like Yoda would be wise,...Show More Summary

For Dogs It's "Of Course I'll Obey — If You're Watching Me!"

Data shows that how well dogs obey their owner's instructions depends upon how much attention the owner is paying to the dog

Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animal Nature

Similar evolutionary forces of cooperation and competition have shaped both humans and other animals.

NatGeo Wild, Here I Come! (For real!)

Yay, big news I finally get to announce- I’m a Season 3 Expert on Nat Geo’s Animals Gone Wild! I shot the episodes over several days at the end of last year, giving commentary on a bunch of wild animal videos. (None, by the way, showing people harming or doing irresponsible things, which was a […]

Something to try if you have sore feet

Muddy feet! My feet have been bothering me for some time. The left one is worse due to a horse stomping on it many years ago. After I did Tevis last year both of my feet felt numb and tingly for a couple of weeks afterwards. I went to the chiropractor and used the hot tub frequently and tried anti-inflammatories. Show More Summary

Skinny Vinnie the Dachshund: From Overweight to Inspiration

All NewsNationalInternational Skinny Vinnie the Dachshund: From Overweight to Inspiration By Aly Semigran April 29, 2016 at 09:11AM / (0) comments Save to mypetMD Most stories of weight loss will motivate people to change their diets...Show More Summary

Dogs and Hugs, Revisited

Dr. Stanley Coren, psychologist and blogger for Psychology Today, recently discussed his research on the observation that dogs, in general, don’t like to be hugged. Predictably, the fur hit the fan. As I found when I went on tour for The Other End of the Leash, some people do not appreciate that their dog might […]

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