Dear Tabby, I have a very well-behaved dog and I’ve been daydreaming about bringing him along with me to work. Is this just a “pipe dream” or is it even possible? Missing Fido while at work in Sugarland Dear Missing Fido, What a timely question--you’re in luck! Friday, June 26 is Pet Sitters International’s 17th annual Take Your Dog To Work Day®. Businesses around the … [Read more...] about Dear Tabby: Ever dreamed of bringing Fido along to work?
New organization aims to aid area’s homeless pets Dear Eager Philanthropist, You’re in luck! I just caught wind of a new organization, working closely with Fort Bend County Animal Services, to help improve the lives of the companion animals brought into the shelter. As with all animal organizations, they’re always looking for help. Saving Our Companion Animals - Fort Bend … [Read more...] about Dear Tabby 05/27/15
Preparing your pet for precarious weather Dear Tabby, It seems like it’s been an extra stormy spring here in Texas. I’m wondering if you have any tips on how to make sure that our pets are prepared in the case of a storm disaster in our area. Weather watcher in Firethorne Dear Weather Watcher, You’re wise to start thinking of this now. This spring has seen rough … [Read more...] about Dear Tabby 05/20/15
Dear Tabby, I’m noticing that my older dog is struggling to jump up on the bed, seems to moan a bit when she lays down and is just generally a bit more wobbly on her feet. I fear that her joints are hurting her and that arthritis is setting in. What can I do to help her? Afraid of arthritis in Cinco Ranch Dear Afraid, It’s very common for older dogs to experience joint … [Read more...] about Aging pet owner’s jitters over joint pain
April showers bring thunderstorm anxiety for some pets Dear Tabby, We just adopted a new dog. I’ve noticed that she gets extremely nervous and agitated during thunderstorms. What can we do to put her at ease? Nervous Nelly in Needville Dear Nervous Nelly, It’s very common for our pets to have a reaction to thunderstorms--some more severe a reaction than others. … [Read more...] about Dear Tabby 04/22/15