World Otter Day Highlights Japan’s Craze For “Otter Cafes” That’s Fueling The Exotic Pet Trade, Driving Them Towards Extinction In The Wild

There is a dramatic and troubling surge in wild animals being kept as pets. Across Southeast Asia, the latest “otter craze” is being fueled by social media influencers and interactive otter cafes in Japan. An undercover investigation by World Animal Protection, being released today, reveals the illegal hunting and trafficking, as well as increased…

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Did you know that cats can experience grief?

While I had read about animals mourning the loss of a furry friend I had yet to see it firsthand in my 20 years of pet parenting.  That all changed 3 weeks ago when we said goodbye to our little Randa Bean, leaving Sosa as the only kitty in the…

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7 tips to remove cat urine odor

Strong and unpleasant, the smell of cat urine is difficult to eliminate. All feline owners know this. These few tips with very accessible ingredients could make things easier for you. What to do in the event of a cleaning accident involving the cat ? It is well known that the…

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Let’s Talk About Poo!

I have this vivid memory of when I was little where my Mom was talking with her friend about her baby’s diaper contents.  I was totally grossed out, but she laughed and said, “just wait one day you’ll talk about poo too.”  While she turned out to be correct, I…

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