Critter Corner: Fospice Care for Senior Pets in Fairfax

Dear Angel, I know when humans are in their last months of life, their families may opt for hospice care. What happens to animals in their last months of life if they don't have a loving home? Karen Forpetz -- Dear … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Did Karl Lagerfeld Just Leave $210 Million to His Cat?

Dear Angel, I heard that Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s late artistic director, left the bulk of his £150 million fortune (approximately $210 million dollars according to today’s exchange rate) to his cat, Choupette. It makes me wish … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Estate Planning for Your Pet

Dear Bebe, I inherited a macaw from my deceased sister several years ago. My husband and I are in our 60s, but I know these birds can live long time and could be around a lot longer than us. I don't know anyone personally who … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Having a Furry Friend May Extend Your Life

Dear Bebe, I am considering getting a cat similar to you for my mother, who lives alone and doesn't get much exercise. I heard pets have been known to promote longevity and social interaction. If it's okay with her and her … [Read more...]

Oscar the Cat and Other Incredible Therapy Animals

Oscar is a cat who was adopted as a kitten from an animal hospital. Sounds pretty typical, huh? Well, when it comes to cats, Oscar is anything BUT typical. What makes Oscar so extraordinary is that he is a cat with a … [Read more...]

Take Your Emotional Support Animal with you ANYWHERE!

Q. Since my wife, Linda, and I retired, we travel a lot. A few weeks ago, when we flew to San Diego, we saw someone with a dog in the cabin of the plane, sitting on the owner’s lap, and the flight attendant didn’t say anything … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Spending Forever with Your Pet

Dear Saki and Alley, I am very attached to my cat, Jessie. We have been through thick and thin together. When I die, I would like to be buried with her. Is this a possibility? Love, Mike … [Read more...]

Amazing Pets – Saving Senior’s Lives

Q. My mother, Jessica, lives alone and is considering adopting a pet.  I am all in favor, but know it is a lot of work and vet visits are often expensive. For me, these things are certainly worth it.  Despite the grooming costs, … [Read more...]