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 […]

Benefits of Walking A Dog

We know it’s good to walk our dogs. It teaches them how to walk on a leash, gets us moving, and helps socialize our pups with the outside world. But on hot days, rainy days, cold winter mornings, and after a long day at work, walking is the last thing we want to do… right? […]

Obesity and Cats

Obesity is a common problem in cats. The extra weight can stress the body and increases the risk of diabetes, liver problems and joint pain. Obesity happens when cats take in more calories than they burn, like humans. The extra calories become fat. In many cases, it seems this is because of overfeeding or the […]

5 ways to stay calm when training your dog

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 […]

Teaching a Cat to Sit

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 […]

5 Items That Are Dangerous To Pets

Our homes have cleaners, medications, and other items that are needed but can be dangerous to our pets. We can be as careful as humanly possible and still our dog might find that one piece of chocolate that fell on the floor when making cookies or your cat found that Easter lily that you swore […]

5 Tips To Keep Pets Safe This Summer

Sunnier days means more time outside. For our pets that can mean they are susceptible to problems that aren’t around during the cooler months. Skin and ear infections rise during the summer and it’s important we do what we can to keep our buddies safe. 5 Tips For Summer Protect their skin – skin cancer […]

Teach Your Dog To Come When Called

One of the best tricks to teach your dog is to come back to you when you’re out and about. Imagine your dog slips her collar and runs, stops, and then looks at you – known that she will come back when called will cut down on panic that she’ll keep running or think it’s […]

Go Green: 7 Green Pet Tips

Looking to make your pet’s lifestyle more green and safer for her? The reasons to go green (or greener) are plentiful, but the big umbrella reason is wellness. Consuming better food, reducing waste, and using products that don’t pose a danger to your pet and family make for a gentler footprint on the planet. Evaluating […]

Cleaning the Litter Box: How Often Is Best?

Your indoor cat has been kicking litter out of the box and onto the floor for a few days and now has finally gone to the bathroom on the floor right next to the litter box. What gives? Your cat isn’t showing signs of illness and has been playing, purring, and doing the usual cat […]

3 Ways to Prevent Pets From Ruining Your Stuff

Our pets are lovable, cute, and sometimes just plain annoying. They give us this look where we can’t stay angry at them for more than a few minutes and they know when to give us the sad puppy dog eyes or the innocent big cat eyes. But because our pets are wild at heart, there […]

5 Tips for Moving With Your Pet

Got new digs? Time to pack up and go? Your pet may not understand what’s going on and get anxious. It’s exhausting for you and can be scary for your pet. Boxes, furniture being moved around or thrown out, and routine changes aren’t easily understood by our pets. If you’re lucky your cat might just […]

6 Tips to Avoid Dog Bites

Statistics report that about 4 to 5 million people are bitten by dogs each year and of that number, half are children. Many of the dogs who bit are dogs that the people knew and not a stray. If you own a dog, it’s important to be able to read your dog’s body language and […]

Holiday Safety Tips

Winter is here and this means many of us who celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah have decorations out in our homes. Our pets may not understand that these once a year items are not for play, to eat, or to climb. As the holidays approach it’s important to keep their routines in tact and also to […]

7 Tips To Care For Your Dog’s Paws

Your dog’s paws are made for walking and are tough enough to withstand cement, walking on gravel, hiking trails, and other terrain. The pads provide protection from sharp objects like the soles of our shoes. The pads also absorb shock that helps protect their joints. But at the end of the day your dog’s paws […]

Protect Your Pets From Halloween Dangers

As with all holidays, there are precautions we need to take so that our pets are safe and healthy. Rushing Max to the emergency vet is never fun and can be completely nerve-wracking. Halloween can be lots of fun and full of candy, trick-or-treating, and dressing up but make sure your pet is safe. Here […]

Keep Your Old Pup Healthy!

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 […]

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

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

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. […]

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

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 […]