Putting the Pet-al to the Metal?

Putting the Pet-al to the Metal?

By Abe Lerner

Speeding Claims the Lives of Many Pets

Wynatt Drive is a dream street, as it links two major boulevards together without the hindrance of any traffic lights or stop signs. Spanning a mere five blocks, the temptation to arrive at their destinations unimpeded, lures many drivers to speed excessively. The 30 MPH sign literally gets blown away in the dust of those cruising along at twice the limit. Wynatt Drive has the dubious distinction though, of having the highest roadkill rate in the area. Carcasses of animal victims lay strewn alongside the road, awaiting pick up by the Public Works Dept. Continue reading

Hot Dog

Hot Dog

By Abe Lerner

Keeping Pets Warm During the Winter Season

Not being particularly athletic, an NFL career did not seem to be in the works for Jimmy. As a rambunctious 7 year old though, he needed an outlet to release his abundant supply of energy. Throughout the warmer months he schmoozed outdoors with friends after returning home from school. The winter months were challenging however, as shooting the breeze in sub-freezing temperatures was painful. Last winter had developed into a nightmare, as he found himself literally climbing the walls inside his house, driving his parents absolutely bonkers in the process. Bored 7 year olds are generally a catastrophe waiting to happen! Continue reading

Go Dog Go!

  Go Dog Go!

By Abe Lerner

 

Reflecting on NutralifePet’s Inaugural Video Contest

Why such a ho-hum title? Our blogs titles generally have a little more pawzazz to them, but did you ever try juxtaposing five dogs named Holly, Alaska, Beemo, Nico, and Bella? Our Go Dog Go Video Contest generated three winning videos of five dogs performing their best shtick, earning them prizes of a $2000.00 Amazon.com gift card, a GoPro Camera, and a $200.00 Petco gift card respectively. Although we were contest administrators, we had no control whatsoever over the incoming contestant’s names! Continue reading

From Purse to Hearse

From Purse to Hearse

By Abe Lerner

Common Purse Contents May be Fatal to Pets

Arriving home from work, Tonya casually tossed her jacket and purse on the couch, as Khalil acknowledging her entry, leaping into her waiting arms. The frisky puppy was adored by his pet parents. Continuing upstairs to change into something more comfortable, she eventually became immersed in a load of laundry. The chomping sounds emanating from the living room were drowned out by the humming of the washing machine. Continue reading

Chipping In

Chipping In

By Abe Lerner

How Microchipping a Pet Reunited a Family

DogonleashMonday began as any other day did, taking Olivia for an early morning walk in the neighborhood park. DeMarcus Washington took pride in everything he did; raising his dog was just the same. He took her religiously to the vet for checkups, and provided her with the best available care. All of Dr. Mahoney’s instructions were implemented, as DeMarcus was devoted to Olivia’s health and well-being. Tragically, Shanda had recently been killed in an auto accident. DeMarcus grieved over the untimely death of his wife of 22 years. He found solace in his companionship with Olivia, all that he had left in this world. Continue reading

Senior Pawrtfolio Manager

Senior Pawrtfolio Manager

By Abe Lerner

Mutual Fun for the Elderly and Their Adopted Pets, as They Bond Together

Laura Napoli was at a loss for words. How could this have happened? When Mom & Dad had relocated to the retirement community, Laura was ecstatic. She had envisioned them living in an environment specifically catered to their lifestyle. Interaction with fellow seniors, as well as participation in a variety of activities, had seemed ideal. As their only daughter, Laura felt that she had successfully navigated the ever-tricky transitional phase of senior relocation, providing for their needs, yet affording them the independence that they so desired.

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Way Behind The Pack

Way Behind the Pack

By Abe Lerner

 Cigarette Smoking is Killing Man’s Best Friend

Recently, radio ads promoting the quitting of cigarette smoking began airing in the New York City metro area. Roosevelt explains that he always believed smoking was bad for the lungs. He was unaware though, of the potential negative impact it could have on his heart as well. He cites examples of how after suffering a heart attack attributed to his nicotine habit, his lifestyle was altered dramatically, including an inability to play basketball with his kids. He concludes by advising the public at large to quit smoking. Continue reading

Ivory Cosa Nostra

Ivory Cosa Nostra

By Abe Lerner

Global Demand for Tusks & Horns Fuels Spike in Cruelty to Animals

Elephant. Rhinoceros. Their mere names elicit fear & symbolize might. These mammoth beasts are simply awesome. But what happens when components of their physical anatomy become targets of public consumption?  Evolving as global commodities, elephant ivory tusks & rhinoceros horns have triggered an international appetite that is being satiated by lawless poachers who indiscriminately kill animals, to secure their natural protrusions. Elephant & rhinoceros populations are being decimated by greedy thieves. Oh, how the mighty have fallen… Continue reading

Husky Husky

Husky Husky

By Abe Lerner

Pet Obesity Rearing its Ugly Head

Have you ever endured a senior moment, triggering a lot of doubt & the self conceived notion of your diminishing capabilities? One innocent memory lapse & poof!  You are now ancient. Perhaps you have experienced difficulty ascending a flight of stairs. Occasionally, when out of shape & lacking the desire to go up to the second floor, I’ll tell my kids that, “I’m 42 going on 108…” Continue reading