Nomi’s Blog

Nomi is the best-selling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction, two volumes of poetry, and hundreds of articles. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her adopted Maltese, Mini, and volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA.

A single bite from a single infected mosquito can cause an otherwise healthy dog to develop heartworm disease and potentially die. A heartworm is a parasitic worm (Dirofilaria immitis) that lives in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an affected dog.

With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of an annoying and possibly fatal pest: the tick. While ticks aren’t generally a problem in Colorado, exercise caution on trips to the high country to keep from returning with any unwelcome “hitchhikers.”

Has your dog suddenly started scratching himself or biting certain areas of his body? Chewing on his feet? Rubbing his face back and forth across the carpet? If so, he may be suffering from seasonal allergies. These reactions to an obvious,

Statistics show that in America, an animal is abused every 10 seconds. And so, April has been designated “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” Month. A month during which everyone is urged to “Go Orange for Animals” to increase public awareness about these

As unpleasant as the prospect may seem, planning for emergencies may mean the difference between life and death for the canine member(s) of your human family. Simply put: if a situation is dire for you, it’s equally dire for your dog.