Halloween is here! Some people spend weeks preparing their costume. Others spend weeks preparing their pet's costume. Dressing up your pet for Halloween is fun, but there a few important things to keep in mind.
First and foremost, wearing a costume should be something your pet enjoys. If it’s clear that your pet is uncomfortable or frightened while wearing his costume, take it off immediately.
If your pet does enjoy wearing a costume, here are a few tips:
Over 25 million people own mixed-breed dogs. Trying to determine the exact type of dog just from a glance can be challenging. But now there’s a way to tell for sure.
Pet DNA testing is a great way to find out exactly what breeds make up your beloved pet. It’s a simple as a quick cheek swab. In fact, you might be shocked to find out your pet is something completely different than what you initially thought.
Sometimes you see a picture on social media of a dog you just have to adopt. Or you come across an adoption event at the mall and fall instantly in love with a kitten.
Recently we had a mini-horse named Darsha available for adoption at the Louisiana SPCA and I found myself wanting to adopt her. After a quick reality check I realized that it wasn't going to be a good fit.
A recent study ranked Louisiana as the #5 best state for dog owners. So what is it that makes our state a perfect place for man's best friend?
For starters, southeast Louisiana has more festivals in one month than most places have in a year. And a lot of them are dog friendly.
And when was the last time you went to a coffee shop or bar and didn't see a dog? Pet friendly businesses are everywhere. Not to mention the numerous dog parks and mild winters that allow us to enjoy them year-round.
When was the last time you saw a stray animal? Odds are it was within the last few days.
Southeast Louisiana is the perfect habitat for stray animals due to a combination of factors. Long summers make for long breeding seasons. Abandoned and raised houses make for great shelter. And the Mississippi River and Port of New Orleans make for a continuous food source.
So what can we do to reduce the number of stray animals in our region?
While Louisiana State University’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI, is a fan favorite, he doesn’t always pounce at the opportunity to make public appearances. According to LSU vets, it’s a decision that’s completely up to him because he’s never sedated nor forced to go into the stadium.
The adult male tiger arrived on LSU’s campus in 2007. Since then, he’s appeared in 32 of the 43 home games and welcomed by roaring fans.