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Archive By Author - Michelle Sathe


Avoid the holiday pet mischief

The holidays can be a festive, yet hectic time of year. For pets, the whirlwind of activity and distracted humans can present a prime opportunity to get into mischief or worse.

December 13, 2013 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Help in finding missing pets

Mark Benson of Canyon Country had just finished taking his family's newly adopted dog Gunny for a walk when it happened. As Benson went to take off his shoes on the front porch of his home, Gunny slipped out of his harness.

August 10, 2013 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


An ounce of prevention saves lives

SueAnn O'Connor of Valencia has had a lot of dogs in her life, but never one quite like Lulu.

May 21, 2013 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Looking for love in all the right places

Maverick has spent several months at Advanced Care Animal Care Center in Canyon Country, but the senior cat is far from sick. He's looking for a new home and veterinarian/owner Amanda Gillen felt her office was a good place to start.

April 20, 2013 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Spring allergies and your pets

Blooming flowers and blossoming plants signal the start of spring across the Santa Clarita Valley. The season has been known to trigger environmental allergies not just in people, but for their pets, as well.

April 06, 2013 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


A home away from home for pets

While the owners are away, the dogs will play.

January 26, 2013 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


A cat for your habitat

Dogs may be man's best friend, but cats are the most popular pets in America. According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are approximately 86.4 million owned cats in the United States versus 78.2 million dogs.

August 11, 2012 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Dog-friendly dining now an option

It was a lovely summer evening in the Santa Clarita Valley, much too nice to leave her four-legged best friend at home while she enjoyed a meal alfresco. That's why Laura Chesler recently brought along her dachshund Ella to the Valencia Lazy Dog Café to dine with friends.

July 27, 2012 | Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


FIXED

As many pet owners know, spaying or neutering is the proven method of preventing unwanted births. What many might not know is that spaying and neutering also provides health and behavioral benefits that add to the quality of life for your pet, not to mention the duration.

July 13, 2012 | Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Snouts out: Some plants aren't meant for pets

There's something wonderful about watching your pet frolic outside in warm weather, but beware. Some common plants and gardening products can be hazardous, even fatal, to a dog or cat.

May 19, 2012 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Spring into a lifelong love match

Like all of his four-legged friends at the Castaic Animal Care Center, Sushi is looking for love. The young purebred Shih Tzu was found as a stray and came to the center a matted mess. With a bath and a haircut, Sushi is now one handsome little fella.

March 24, 2012 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Protection for paws

Like many pet owners, Leeanne Shinn, of Valencia, considers her dogs Scout and Ruby members of the family. That's why she insures them.

February 11, 2012 | Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Another piece of a pet’s diet

Supplements have been a popular way for people to stay healthy for decades. Recently, pets have been getting into the act, too.

January 28, 2012 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Giving homeless pets a second chance

Jessi Strahan loves animals, especially those that aren't her own.

January 14, 2012 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Metronome helps retrain the brain

One could say that Adam Solomon is an overachiever.

January 13, 2012 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Rosemond on Parenting


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