Keep Your Old Pup Healthy!

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As our pets age their healthcare changes too. The activity levels slow down, runs become long walks, and your dog may not be able to jump and catch that frisbee the way she used to when she was a young, silly pup. Want to keep your buddy healthy as she enters her twilight years? Here’s [...]

7 Reasons to Adopt an Adult Dog

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Thinking of adding a new pooch to the place? Not sure if you can deal with the puppy stages again? An adult dog is a great choice if you’re thinking of expanding your family. Even if you already have a dog, an adult dog makes a great addition to your home. Here’s 7 Reasons an [...]

5 Tips for Hiking With Your Dog

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Outdoor activities increase when the weather warms up. If you and your furry best friend love going for hikes, make sure both of you are prepped and ready for the mileage. 5 Tips for Hiking With Your Dog Check that the trail is pet-friendly. Some parks allow dogs on trails and others do not. If [...]

Prevent Lyme Disease

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More and more pets are coming down with Lyme disease. Lyme disease is caused by a kind of bacteria that is transmitted from an infected deer tick. When the tick attaches to the dog or cat, the bacteria enters the bloodstream and can cause many problems. Signs lameness lethargic decrease in appetite fever If you [...]

Time for a Road Trip? Don’t Forget These Tips

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Summer is here and that means the weekends are packed with things to do. From outdoor festivals and bbqs to day trips to the beach and amusement park. If you’re planning on taking vacation time and traveling with your favorite pup don’t forget the following tips. No Heads Out the Window! Although many pets find [...]

FIght the Fleas! Tips on prevention

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It’s spring and this means that fleas are back. Although fleas can be a year round problem, the warmer months prove to be especially annoying. How to find out if your pet has fleas Black specks on your pet or in your dog’s bed may be “flea dirt” – the fecal matter from adult fleas. [...]

Summer Shedding Tips

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Summer is here and that means our cats and dogs that have been lightly or moderately shedding as the temperatures have been rising will most likely go into what feels like overdrive shedding. You would think it’s their job to shed. I’ve started finding tufts of fur on the pet beds I have for my [...]

How To Help Your Dog Adjust To A Divorce

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Sometimes relationships don’t work out and it is best for everyone to split. Just as you, your ex, and (if you have some) the children are affected by the energy and emotional vibes, your pet is affected. She’s used to everyone and may still be extremely bonded to both adults. Moving to a new place, [...]

Prevent Feline High-Rise Syndrome

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Cats may have excellent balance and can right themselves from a fall, but this doesn’t mean they are invincible. Any pet parent who lives in a tall building and has a patio area knows how nice it is to sit out there. It’s also great to share that space with your cat. However, cats hanging [...]

Tips for Handling Pet Loss

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One of my cats died not too long ago and since then, my other cat howls more, looks for affection, and sometimes looks for his sister. As for me, I was upset and sad for a while and missed my cat a lot. She had habits that I got used to over the 16 years [...]

Pet Events In August In The USA

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August is a great time to plan a trip in the US that includes not just your human family, but your pets as well. Summer events are at their peak, with lots of things taking place outdoors, which always makes it easier to bring your dog along to join in the fun. Of course, there [...]

Time to Sell Your Home? Have a Pet? Tips to Help Make That Sale

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Years ago when we were selling our place, there were many tips the realtor gave us to make the home more attractive to potential buyers. We were told to touch up the paint around the doorways and windowsills, get the wooden floors re-sanded and polished, and keep it tidy for open houses. We were also [...]

Need to Shed a Few Pounds?

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Now that the weather is warming up, it might be time to shed those winter pounds. Not yours. Well, maybe yours but also your pet’s “winter weight.” While some dogs and cats may not have a problem with weather changes and exercise, other pets end up gaining a few pounds from being inside more and [...]

Dog Treat Recipe: PB and Banana

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With all the news about pets becoming very ill from dog treats, why not make your own? You know exactly what’s in them, they are fresher, and you could probably eat them too if you’re that hungry. Looking for a simple dog treat? Try this one: Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats Ingredients 1 banana, [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Pet In The Car

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We have all done it: left our pet in the car for a few minutes to run into a store and pick something up. A few minutes on a cool day may not be bad and many times, nothing happens. All you find when you come back is nose prints on the windows. But on [...]

Hill’s Pet Food Recall

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Hill’s Science Diet has recalled 62 bags of Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food. The bags of food may have been contaminated with Salmonella. The bags of Adult Small & and Toy Breed dry food were part of a single batch run that was distributed to several vet clinics and stores in California, [...]

Creating a Small Dog Play Group

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Does your dog like to play with other dogs? Is he small and sometimes gets stepped on? Or is he too fast and the bigger dogs can’t keep up? You may want to consider finding or starting a small dog play group. Size doesn’t always matter with dogs. I’ve seen a boxer snuggle and play [...]

Hot Weather Pet Tips

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The temperatures are rising and that means that dogs and humans alike need to take some extra care when spending time outside. While certain breeds of dogs love the hotter days, others can experience health problems. Be careful when spending time outside that your dog is not getting overheated, dehydrating, or sunburned. Here are 5 [...]

Amtrak Allowing Pets to Travel on Trains

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Amtrak has started a new program of allowing pets to travel on their trains. The program is still in an experimental phase but if it seems successful, it will slowly spread to be nationwide. For now, the only trip that allows pets is between Chicago and Quincy, Ill. It’s a 4 hour train ride and [...]

Pet Parrot Helps Solve Burglary-Murder

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It’s not a mystery novel, it’s real life. In an article in People, a pet parrot helped detectives and family members figure out who broke into a home and stabbed the dog and woman who lived there. Hercule, the parrot, lives in Agra, India and is the beloved pet of Vijay. In Feb Vijay’s wife [...]

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