Need to Shed a Few Pounds?

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 […]

Chicks and Ducks As Presents Are Not A Good Idea

Rabbits tend to be Easter pet presents but the care, money and time needed to take care of them can become more of a hindrance than a present if you are not 100% prepared to own one. There are many reasons not to get a rabbit as a present. Chickens and baby ducks also tend […]

Reduce the Stress of a Trip to the Vet

I just dropped off my old cat to the vet for some dental work. He was denied food and water this morning and was very unhappy this morning. When I put his blanket in the carrier, which had been out in the living room for the last 5 days, he started to slink away. I […]

Dog Care 101: Hot Spots

It’s slimy, it’s wet, and it often looks like someone or something took a bite out of your dog’s fur leaving a red bald spot. It’s a hot spot and it’s uncomfortable for your pup. What causes a hot spot? It’s usually an allergic reaction to something, sometimes a flea bite, that causes the skin […]

Moving in Together with Pets

If you and your partner have moved in together or are planning to merge your households, first off, congrats! Secondly, if you have pets be aware that there is an adjustment period that your pets will go through. Aside from slightly new routines and things that they will sniff and get used to having around, […]

Chicks and Ducks As Easter Presents Are Not A Good Idea

Rabbits tend to be Easter pet presents but the care, money and time needed to take care of them can become more of a hindrance than a present if you are not 100% prepared to own one. There are many reasons not to get a rabbit as a present. Chickens and baby ducks also tend […]

Keep Your Pet Happy: 6 Tips

It may seem our pets don’t need as much stimulation as us. They don’t need tv, movies, sports, or lots of social time to be happy. However, they do get bored like us and boredom can lead to destruction, whining, or depression. Aside from needing food, water, shelter, and love, our pets also need play […]

Fleas: Protect Your Pet and Your Family

Even though it’s not “flea season,” let’s not forget they out there that can invade our homes. Fleas are small, agile, dark colored insects that can jump almost 7 inches in the air and 12 inches in distance. This is nearly 200 times their body length and makes them one of the best jumpers in […]

12 Reasons to Teach Your Dog To Sit

Basic commands that we teach our dogs help with being able to control them when they get hyper, teach them to have manners, and keep them from getting into trouble. Many dogs know the word “sit” and associate it with getting a treat, putting on a leash, or waiting by a door. But knowing this […]

7 Tips For New Cat Owners

Cats are great companions and can make you laugh with their silly antics. Some will talk to you and others will nag you till you let them sit on your lap or insist on sitting on your laptop. If you are thinking of adopting a cat there’s are things to think about and things you […]

When Your Cat Doesn’t Like Being Pet

I had a cat that didn’t like being pet. She tolerated it but sometimes would walk away or turn around and smack me with her paws. She preferred to be picked up and carried around. If I just picked her up and stood there or sat down she would jump out of my arms and […]

Holiday Household Pet Tips

Holidays are in full swing. As you get ready to decorate for the season, pull out the blankets for these cold nights, and dress your pup up in his best winter gear, don’t forget to keep an eye on the items in your house that are dangerous to dogs and cats. Top 6 Household Threats […]

10 Tips for Boarding Your Cat

There are times when you need to board your cat. Your cat won’t understand what is going on but will definitely react to the change in environment and be confused. In order to lower the stress and panic that your cat may have while being boarded it’s important to find a place that’s quiet, allows […]

4 Tricks Every Dog Should Know

Life sometimes gets in the way of the fun things we want to do. Heck, it even gets in the way of our day to day. Sometimes you find yourself awake at 3am on a workday doing dishes or up at 7am on a Saturday so you can finish up some report due on Monday. […]

How to Avoid Back-to-School Blues – for Your Dog

Before you know it, it will be September and the kids will be back in school. The summer routine of day camps and small weekend getaways will end and your dog may be find her/himself alone again for 8 to 9 hours a day. With the hustle and bustle of getting kids ready for school, […]

13 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer

It’s hot out there! Summer is here and as we put away our heavy blankets and coats, we need to remember that our pets need some extra TLC during the hotter days. Just as we spend a little more time making sure we are ok on the hot, humid, and sometimes unbearably gross days, our […]

Hurricane Tips For Pet Owners

We’ve seen some incredibly horrible natural disasters on the news lately, from wildfires to floods, to tornadoes. June 1 marks the beginning of Hurricane Season in the U.S. and weather analysts have said this summer could be one of the toughest and extremely active seasons yet. They have predicted there could be as many as […]

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Pet’s Mood

Is your pet acting…bored? Games of fetch, chasing a string on a stick, or that plastic ball don’t seem to be as exciting as it was a few weeks ago? Well, maybe your pet needs some new stimulus. It’s important to keep our pets happy and that means rotating toys and also keeping their interests […]

Create A Pet-Friendly Garden

Spring is here! It’s time to put away those winter gloves and pull out the lighter jackets. The days are longer and your garden is awaiting your green thumb. But what to plant? What is safe for your pets to be near? What is safe for the local critters who run through your yard like […]

Dog Car Sickness & Motion Sickness: Warning Signs & Prevention Tips

You did it! The pet-friendly hotels are booked, the trip is planned, and your car has been packed with enough supplies to keep your pet happy, fed, and feel like it’s a home away from home. Hooray! A trip with your pet and you’re both excited. Everything has been taken care of except maybe one […]