All About Pets

Top Your Holiday Wish List with Safe, Healthful Gifts for Pets

Top Your Holiday Wish List with Safe, Healthful Gifts for Pets

By Dr. Laura Hady     The holidays are upon us and as we shop for others, we may want to celebrate the bonds we have with our pets. Being a pet owner and a veterinarian has given me some insight into affordable gifts that can be used for the fun, safety, health, and...

Preventing the Holiday Five in our Pets

Preventing the Holiday Five in our Pets

By Dr. Laura Hady I love how the cooler fall weather allows for hikes with my dogs and playtime with my cats who enjoy chasing leaves as I rake them into piles. Despite the exercise, fall can mark the beginning of weight gain for both humans and our pets as we sit...

Senior Pets Ideal Companions for Senior People

Senior Pets Ideal Companions for Senior People

Caring for an animal provides physical, mental health benefits By Autumn Gray Tinkerbell and Don Selby were what you might call “regulars.” The pair, a Havanese dog and 70-something retiree, delighted their neighborhood with routine daily walks – and a solid run of...

Who Rescued Who?

Who Rescued Who?

By Dr. Laura Hady I am so grateful for the rescue animals that have entered my family’s life over the years. Perhaps you are ready to adopt a pet this fall for yourself or for a younger family member. New Mexico is lucky to have at least 50 reputable rescue groups...

Helping Pets Age Gracefully

Helping Pets Age Gracefully

Dr. Laura Hady Just as assisted living centers help support aging humans, pets may have special home needs as they enter retirement years. Among common conditions in senior pets are arthritis and cognitive disorder, which has similarities with dementia and Alzheimer’s...

Traveling with your Pet

Traveling with your Pet

By Dr. Laura Hady Since many of us developed even closer bonds with our pets during the pandemic, we may want to take them with us when we travel. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when exploring the country with your pet, whether by car or plane, any time of year:...

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

By Dr. Laura Hady     Summer is infinitely more fun with pets. Families tend to have additional time to spend outside and take their dogs with them. Communities come together for celebratory events, dogs romping right along with the children. Freedom and frolic...

High Desert Gardening with Your Pets

High Desert Gardening with Your Pets

By Dr. Laura Hady Now that the spring winds have eased a bit and the day and night temperatures are more stable, many people are in a rush to get their gardens planted for the year. What folks sometimes neglect to consider, however, is that many of our pets and even...

New Mexico Fires Driving Furry Friends From Homes

New Mexico Fires Driving Furry Friends From Homes

Dog, cat shelters at maximum capacity need help By Autumn Gray Much of New Mexico has looked and felt like hell on earth during the past few months as the state’s largest fire in history torched 300,000+ acres east of Santa Fe. As of deadline for this story, that was...

Spring Has Finally Sprung

Spring Has Finally Sprung

By Dr. Laura Hady New Mexico has an abundance of inhalant allergens, including ragweed, Chamisa, mulberry trees, golden rod, and aster. To top it off, the allergy season lasts anywhere from January to November, with December being a plus or minus in the equation....

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