Benefits of Dog Daycare

When you work all day and then have to take care of the house, family, and other things, it can be hard to make sure that your dog isn’t neglected. It’s great to play in the yard, but some dogs need more. The weekends can be a time when long walks, hikes, and other activities […]

Rainy Day? No Problem

Rainy days don’t mean you have to be bored and stuck inside. There’s a few games you play inside that won’t knock every picture off the wall or break your favorite lamp. Here are 5 games you play inside that will keep your pup happy: 1: Hide and Seek: Take one of your pet’s fav […]

Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

It’s gonna get hot soon and your dog or cat might start looking for those cold spots in the hot to hang out like the tub, tiled floors, and right in front of the a/c. Hot weather can be dangerous for pets. If you are wondering how to make sure your furry friend can stay […]

8 Tips To Keep Your Dog Happy This Summer

You probably know most of these tips when it comes to making sure your pet is kept safe and cool this summer, but it never hurts to be reminded. As the temperatures change, the things we need to be mindful of when caring for our pets change too. 8 Safety Tips for Summer Never, ever […]

Keep Fleas OUT!

Spring is here and that means fleas are back… maybe they never left… but to keep them from becoming a pest in your home here’s some tips to keep them out of your house. Protect Your Pets Start with monthly flea treatment – These will help to keep your pet free of fleas and itch. […]

Submissive Urination: 6 Tips to Curb It

Submissive urination can be annoying and frustrating. It can also take a while to break your dog of this behavior. Whatever you do, try to remain calm and don’t punish your dog. 6 tips to curb submissive urination Build confidence – basic obedience training can build your dog’s confidence. Get your dog used to noises, […]

Tips for Going Through Airport Security with Your Pet

When I moved from New York to Oregon I had two cats. Driving them across the country would have made them miserable so I opted to fly. However, I was stressed out about how to the whole process works. I knew the cats would have to be screened with me but wasn’t sure if I […]

Pet Safety Tips for Spring

The days are getting longer, we’ve put away our winter gear, and we’re getting geared up for the outdoorsy fun we’ll be having in the spring. But, as we prepare for spring, we have to keep our pets in mind. Season changes mean new things are in their environment and some stuff needs to be […]

Swimming Safety Tips For Pets

Warm weather and fun trips to the beach, dog parks, and hikes can mean more fun and exercise. Your dog might also want to swim. Before diving into the lakes, pools, and sea make sure your dog is prepared for it. Swimming pools can be dangerous for dogs because they may not be able to […]

4 Tips To Manage Shedding

Spring is coming and you may notice your dog is starting to shed more, getting rid of the extra winter coat. Blowing a coat can last from a couple of week to over a month and your house can become crazy. If you’re looking for ways to help control the shedding and keep your place […]

Preventing Dog Fights

Hopefully you will never have to find yourself pulling fighting dogs apart. It’s dangerous and can result in you being injured no matter how careful you are. The well-known method is to pull a dog away from the other dog by grabbing around the hips or waist and pulling the dog away. But that’s not […]

Stop Your Cat From Scratching Furniture

My cat is pretty good about using his scratching post but lately he’s taken a liking to the mesh weave of my office chair. It’s fairly new so the last thing I need is my chair to become nothing but a string of threads. I’ve yelled “No!” sharply and clapped my hands to startle him […]

5 Tips to Reduce Dandruff

Cold weather and then dry heat in a house can cause dry skin on us and our pets. While there’s nothing we can do about the weather, we can deal with the dandruff that our pets have and help them not feel as uncomfortable. Here are 5 tips for reducing dandruff: Regular grooming – regular […]

7 Reasons You Need a Pet

Having a pet helps reduce stress, can keep us in shape, and counter loneliness. If you have been thinking of getting a pet or haven’t had one for a few years. Here’s 7 reasons you need to make 2016 the year you get a pet:   Companionship – loneliness can be tough and may lead […]

5 Cat Adoption Tips

Like any decision, adopting a new cat is a choice that needs to be thought out and everyone in your house should agree to the idea of bringing a new cat home. There are a number of things that you need to consider such as your needs, time you can dedicate to a cat, money, […]

5 Valentine’s Day Safety Tips

Your best friend, always happy to see you, loves to snuggle… sometimes it really feels like pets are better than other people. This Valentine’s Day don’t forget to give them a little extra TLC but while you’re at it, keep them safe too. 5 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe This Valentine’s Day Keep the […]

Is Your Cat Peeing On The Bed?

In October I got a new kitten. It was unexpected. He was found in the backyard and his litter mates and mother were gone. I took him home, took him to the vet, and slowly introduced him to my older cat. As the weeks went on I let him explore the apartment room by room. […]

Did You Make These 5 New Year’s Resolutions?

Having a pet means being responsible for another being. It not only means making sure your pet has fresh water and good food, but also that your pet is exercised, entertained, and learns the difference between good and bad behavior. Sometimes it can be difficult to teach a pet what is ok to do and […]

Trimming Your Dog’s Nails

Some dogs don’t mind having their nails trimmed. Others may pull away, try to nibble your hand, or hide. If you want to get your dog used to nail trimming, try to desensitize her to the clippers. Start by getting them used to having their feet touched. Offer a reward. Rub your hand up and […]