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Pet Events in October in the USA

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Fall is here! October is full of pet-friendly events that will be fun, educational, and still taken advantage of the great cool weather. The days are getting shorter but it doesn’t mean the fun stops for you and your pets! Check out some of the events listed below and if you’re not near these, check [...]

World Rabies Day – September 28th 2015

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On Monday, September 28th, the world will raise awareness and help prevent the spread of rabies through various events being held worldwide by different organizations. This year’s theme is “END RABIES TOGETHER,” and builds up on previous themes to highlight the commitment to end the spread of rabies. The annual event is in celebrating its [...]

Go Green: Make Your Own Pet Toys

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You’ve seen them in the pet stores – very cute little toys that look like they cost pennies to make but cost dollars to buy. Instead of buying pet toys why not make them? Crinkle Toys – Some cats love these things. They make a noise when you squeeze them and are big enough for [...]

5 ways to stay calm when training your dog

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One of the most important things when raising your pup is to make sure you are calm and keep the training sessions on track. It’s hard. Puppies have an attention span of about 10 seconds before they go do something else that is more fun to them. Sometimes they can learn how to sit and [...]

Tama, The StationMaster of Kishi Station, Died

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Back in June, NPR reported that 16 yr old Tama passed away. She was a calico cat who was the stationmaster of Kishi Station in Southeastern Japan. The lovely cat had heart failure, a common cause of death in older cats. She, however, was not a common cat. In the years she was the stationmaster, [...]

Teaching a Cat to Sit

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People believe you can’t train a cat… and while it may seem impossible when compared to how dogs will learn commands and tricks, a cat can be trained. If you want to try this, it takes patience and a technique that is a little different than what you would do to train a dog. A [...]

Water Safety Tips

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Summer is here! As I’ve floated down the Willamette River a few times I’ve seen other people floating or rowing down the river with their furry best friends. Whether you are going to take your pup out for a day at the lake or have a backyard pool, don’t forget to make sure they are [...]

Delta Airlines Lets You Track Your Pet’s Comfort in Flight

For years airlines have tried to make flying with pets comfortable for the pet, the other passengers, and you. Some airlines have restricted the size of a pet to prevent pets being in the cargo area where temperatures fluctuate and can harm or even kill pets. Other airlines will not allow pets on flights during [...]

Watch For Lyme Disease

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Warmer weather means the parasites are out and about looking for hosts. Ticks can be troublesome, especially if you hike and camp or live in a rural area. Tick borne diseases like Lyme Disease can cause your pet extreme discomfort. Lyme Disease is an infection caused by bacteria and it is spread by the bite [...]

Pets Help Heal Broken Hearts

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Breakups, divorce, loss of a loved one bring about a lot of emotions and can leave us feeling hurt, sad, physically exhausted, and depressed. It can take months, weeks, days to heal from loss. But there is help. An article from the Huffington Post talks about how pets can help heal a broken heart. The [...]

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