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December 16, 2017

Keep Your Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Keep Your Pets Safe this Holiday Season When decorating for the Holidays and getting ready to spread seasonal cheer, the last you want to hear about is how dangerous those ornaments can be. We don’t mean to stifle your spirit, but keeping these simple tips in […]
December 9, 2017

Give Your Pet These Gifts this Holiday Season

Give Your Pet These Gifts this Holiday Season The Holiday Season brings with it many opportunities as well as its own set of challenges. We all feel the stress of finding the right gift for that special someone, not to mention finding the money with which […]
November 18, 2017

Ten Reasons to be Thankful for Our Pets

Ten Reasons to be Thankful for Our Pets Each Thanksgiving, we take time to reflect on the people and the good things in our lives. This Thanksgiving, we share a few reminders of the many reasons we are thankful for our wonderful pets. Pets love us […]
November 16, 2017

Fall Pet Grooming Tips

Fall Pet Grooming Tips Each season brings a new set of challenges and opportunities for you and your pet. After helping your pet cope with the summer heat, fall is the time to get your pet ready for the cold to come. Here are a few […]
November 1, 2017

Eight Fun Fall Activities for You and Your Pet

Eight Fun Fall Activities for You and Your Pet We all know that summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures. We tend to look forward to spring and summer so much that we engage in a lot of […]
October 24, 2017

Tips for Your Pet’s Halloween Costume

Tips for Your Pet’s Halloween Costume Halloween is a fun time for everyone, even the family pet. Just keep a few things in mind. Holidays can be stressful and downright dangerous for pets. But with these simple safety tips, you can make sure your pet enjoys […]
October 16, 2017

Black Dogs and Cats Aren’t Just for October

  Black Dogs and Cats Aren’t Just for October With the Halloween season upon us, we see a lot of black cats along with scary witches and goblins. It seems like black cats are everywhere. Part of the reason for the black cat’s honored place in […]
September 30, 2017

Get Your Pets Ready for Fall

Get Your Pets Ready for Fall Fall is here. We love the turning of the leaves, the harvesting of vegetables, the crisp air, and the holidays. We also love spending this special time of year with our pets. To make the most of the fall, we […]
September 19, 2017

What Pets Can Do for Seniors

What Pets Can Do for Seniors We have talked about joy that a person can bring by volunteering with their pet in a senior care facility. Studies show that having animals present in an assisted living setting increases the quality of life for those living there. […]
September 14, 2017

Five Ways to Volunteer with Your Pet

Five Ways to Volunteer with Your Pet September is National Service Dog Month. This is a great time to show our appreciation of the wonderful things that service animals and their trainers do for people in need. We can also take time to serve others with […]
August 16, 2017

Water Fun and Safety for Pets

Water Fun and Safety for Pets Summer is winding down, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy fun in the sun. Water play is popular for many of us as well as our pets. But first things first. We need to make sure our […]
August 2, 2017

Pets and Kids: When Two (Cute) Worlds Collide

Pets and Kids: When Two (Cute) Worlds Collide Nothing says cuteness quite like an adorable young child or a new pet. When they get together, though, we need to do our homework to make sure everyone gets along alright. Generally speaking, kids love pets and want […]
July 21, 2017

Your Pet’s Summer Home Away from Home

Your Pet’s Summer Home Away from Home Summer is travel time for many of us. We pile up in the car and head off to the woods, the beach, Grandma’s house, or somewhere in between. If you decide to bring your pet along for the ride, […]
July 17, 2017

Keep Your Pets Safe this Summer

Keep Your Pets Safe this Summer There are so many fun things to do during the summer. There are also so many dangers out there. We always encourage a nice balance of fun and safety. It’s like wearing a life jacket. Taking a few safety precautions […]
July 12, 2017

Make Every Summer Day a Dog Day

Make Every Summer Day a Dog Day There are so many fun ways to fill our summer, but if we don’t plan things and get started, the warmth and sunshine can slip by before we know it. To help you and your dog make the most […]
July 3, 2017

How Your Pets Can Have a Happy Fourth

How Your Pets Can Have a Happy Fourth If you have celebrated Independence Day every single July 4th of your life, the things we do that day seem perfectly normal. After all, it’s one of America’s favorite holidays—and it’s a lot of fun. If you look […]
June 30, 2017

Camping with Your Pet: A Survival Guide

Camping with Your Pet: A Survival Guide Time to unplug and head for the woods. Camping is a great way to reset your mind, get away from it all and enjoy everything that nature has to offer. It’s a chance to get back in touch with […]
June 10, 2017

Groom Your Dog for Summer

Groom Your Dog for Summer You finally took that first hike in the foothills with your dog. After being cooped up inside or enduring cold, wet weather, the warm sun felt amazing to both you and your pup. You got to stretch your legs and explore […]
June 8, 2017

Make Picnicking with Your Dog a Walk in the Park

Make Picnicking with Your Dog a Walk in the Park A picnic is a great way to enjoy some time outdoors with the ones we love. That can, of course, include your dog. And just like your picnic shopping list, here is a checklist of things to […]
June 2, 2017

Seven Magnificent Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy this Spring

Seven Magnificent Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy this Spring You have fantasized about running through sunny meadows for months, and now the time is finally here! Get out and enjoy the warm weather, and bring your pet along for the fun. As you grab the sunscreen and […]
April 19, 2017

Pet Nature

Born to be Wild Nature is starting to bloom all around us, and to celebrate all things natural, let’s take a look at your pet’s nature. The sweet little dog, cat, hamster or bird you have at home is wild at heart. Humans have domesticated many […]
April 19, 2017

Park It!

Park It! Well folks, the sun is finally here. Now that we can officially embrace the idea of spring, let’s get out and go to the park. Your pet will love the extra time outside. Before you go, keep a few things in mind. Scout it […]
March 24, 2017

Don’t be a fool. Avoid these common mistakes with your pet.

Don’t be a fool. Avoid these common mistakes with your pet. We all make mistakes, but this April, let’s take a few steps toward foolproof pet ownership. To celebrate April Fools’ Day, we count down ten pet pitfalls to avoid. This is always an issue, so […]
August 24, 2016

How to tell if your pet is overweight

How to tell if your pet is overweight Good news! Reports of how much weight people gain during the Holidays are often exaggerated. All that festive feasting, though, can make us feel like making some New Year’s resolutions. So can the extra pounds we didn’t quite […]
August 24, 2016

Make your pet feel at home for Christmas

Make your pet feel at home for Christmas Holiday travel means spending time with loved ones, creating memories, and making a lot of arrangements. Anyone who has traveled for the Holidays knows how chaotic it can be. Taking care of your pets while you are out […]
August 24, 2016

Introducing Your New Year’s Resolution Buddy

Introducing Your New Year’s Resolution Buddy Good news, pet owners—the percentage of pets in the United States that are overweight is less than that of adult humans. Wait, maybe that’s not good news. Not to ruin your Holiday cheer, but over two-thirds of American adults are […]
August 24, 2016

What to Consider When Your Pet Needs Surgery

What to Consider When Your Pet Needs Surgery Orthopedic surgery can seem daunting. Worries about outcomes and health leave many pet owners in doubt about what to do. Here are a few thoughts to help with the process. First, find a vet you can trust The […]
August 24, 2016

When Bad Breath Gets Worse

When Bad Breath Gets Worse As you probably know by now, dogs are not self-cleaning. They need a little help in that department. One area that often gets neglected, though, is their teeth. We would like to share some important things to know about your dog’s […]
August 24, 2016

Love Your Pet

Love Your Pet Is your pet your Valentine? If yes, then read on. If that’s going a bit far, don’t worry, February 20th is Love Your Pet Day, so you can still count the ways you love your furry friend. Here are some fun ways to […]
August 24, 2016

There’s Nothing Routine about Having a Pet. Or is there?

There’s Nothing Routine about Having a Pet. Or is there? Have your New Year’s resolutions lost their momentum? Do you even remember what they were? Not to worry, there’s always time to get a good routine going. Here are five manageable habits to start with your […]
August 24, 2016

Importance of Vaccinations

Bring Your Puppy or Kitten in Are you springing for a new pet this season? It is a great time for new life and new friends. To make sure your puppy or kitten gets off to a great start, bring her to your veterinarian as soon after […]
August 24, 2016

Itch Relief

The Itching Pet: Alternatives to Steroids Excessive licking, chewing, and scratching can make a pet’s life miserable for month after month, even year after year. No one likes to see their pet uncomfortable; furthermore, the constant licking, chewing, and scratching can keep a pet owner up […]
August 24, 2016

Thinking outside the Dog

Thinking outside the Dog Pet care is for the birds. And snakes. And rodents. In fact, your veterinarian can treat most kinds of exotic animals. Of course, it’s just as important to give your exotic pet the regular care it needs as you would with a […]
August 24, 2016

Cats, Carriers and Vets: Tips on making it easier to get your cat to the vet

Cats, Carriers and Vets: Tips on making it easier to get your cat to the vet   Many cats are fearful of car rides and veterinary visits, which makes it harder for us to give them good medical care. It also makes it difficult for cat […]
August 24, 2016

Destructive Chewing

Destructive Chewing  Puppy teething doesn’t surprise most families, although just how much puppies use their teeth may. Human babies have hands, so they use hands and mouths for necessary learning and exploring as their brains develop. Canine babies must do this exploration mostly with their mouths. Puppy teeth […]
August 24, 2016

Great Cages

Great Cages No purchase is more important when you get a parrot than the cage. The cage is where your parrot will spend time when you’re not home, when the family is sleeping, or when you can’t pay attention to your pet. The first rule of […]
August 24, 2016

Exercise – Why Dogs Need It

Exercise – Why Dogs Need It A dog whose exercise needs are met may rest more calmly at home and be less fretful when left alone. The modern dog-management mantra of “A good dog is a tired dog” is gospel to many people. Exercise can improve […]
August 24, 2016

Crate Training Puppies

Crate Training Puppies Every puppy needs to learn the skill of resting calmly in a crate. This skill will be needed at the veterinary hospital, for traveling, and for restricted activity due to illness. It’s also a lifesaver for many young dogs during the destructive chewing […]
August 24, 2016

Ten Questions to Ask the Vet at Your Pet’s Next Checkup

Ten Questions to Ask the Vet at Your Pet’s Next Checkup Everyone in the family should have an annual wellness exam. It is an important part of staying healthy. This also goes for your family pet, especially your new puppy or kitten. Your veterinarian can answer […]
August 24, 2016

Giving Thanks for Our Pets

Giving Thanks for Our Pets Owning a pet enriches our lives in so many ways. They bring us joy and stability. They help make home feel more like home. And they are great for our health. At this time of Thanksgiving, we offer a few reasons to […]