As it’s National Train Your Dog month, now’s a good time to remind ourselves of what to do in those unexpected times when a pet’s behavior spins out of control. We certainly hope that it never happens, but pets can exhibit aggressive tendencies. For instance, has your pet ever tried to snap at a passerby? Have they ever reacted in rage when startled? Unfortunately, these behaviors and situations do happen, and when they do, the results can be devastating.Read more »
What better way to celebrate a new year than to set new goals to share some extra love with your favorite four-legged companions in 2019! Yes, this is the year to really make the effort to show your pet more attention and appreciation for all that they bring to your life each and every day. Now is the time to take a closer look at your relationship with your favorite little fur buddy, and make plans to spend more quality time with them.
Showing your love and appreciation is about more than just giving them hugs, kisses and treats though. Expressing your true love for them is about caring for and taking the time and effort to focus on your pet’s overall health, wellbeing and happiness. So, if you thought your bond couldn’t grow any stronger, think again! We’re here to share some caring tips and words of advice with you so that you can get even closer with your four-legged pals for the ultimate gift of true love:Read more »
Happy New Year’s Eve! With the start of a new year upon us, you’re probably thinking about your future, making new year’s resolutions, and setting new goals. But, remember, those resolutions don’t just apply to people – you should also set some goals that include your pets.
Kick off 2019 on the right foot with a fresh new start to your pet’s routine. This is especially important when it comes to maintaining your pet’s optimal health. For instance, pet obesity continues to be a growing problem in the U.S., as more than 50 percent of household pets are now estimated to be overweight. So, what better time is there for a fresh start and a new routine?
With a new year and your pet’s health in mind, let’s take a look at a few resolutions you might consider to keep both you and your pet on a path toward a happier and healthier lifestyle:Read more »
Our pets give us so much joy and love, so naturally, we want to share our love and gratitude with them and gift them with something special this holiday season. But, if you’re still not sure what to get your favorite four-legged companion, and Christmas only a few days away now, we have some excellent last-minute gift ideas for you both:Read more »
For cat owners, the decision of whether or not to put up a Christmas tree can require a bit more thought. After all, cats will be cats. And, a giant indoor tree that sparkles and shines, well that’s just one giant cat toy! To many cats, a Christmas tree covered in ornaments is just something to climb, play with, eat, break, scratch, or turn into an indoor toilet, all rolled into one. It can actually turn into quite the dangerous situation under the right (or wrong) circumstances.
Fortunately, there are things that you can do to keep your curious little kitty from destroying your lovely, festive symbol of cheer and keep your feline friend safe all throughout the season. So, let’s take a look at some holiday safety tips.Read more »
In all of the excitement and hustle that surrounds the holiday season, don’t forget to share some quality time and cheer with your favorite four-legged companion! Whether you’re looking for something low key or a bit more active, here are some creative ideas to celebrate with the entire family:Read more »
Thanksgiving is a time for all of us to express our gratitude for all of the wonderful things in our lives. For many of us, our pets are included in our thoughts of appreciation. And, though our pets are considered part of the family, they can’t participate in all of the holiday indulgences with us as we celebrate the holiday season.
As we feast and entertain, it is our obligation as good pet owners to put their well-being first, and keep them safe. So, before your guests arrive this week and before you dress the turkey, keep these tips in mind to keep your pet safe and full of cheer this Thanksgiving. Trust, us, they’ll be grateful and so will you!Read more »
As pet owners, we know how much our furry friends mean to us and improve the quality of our lives. But really, the benefits of being a pet owner is about so much more than unconditional love. In fact, pets actually improve our physical health as well as our emotional health. They can do so much for us, including decrease depression, stress, and anxiety, as well as help lower blood pressure, improve overall immunity, and even decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Of course, the benefits don’t stop there! Here are just some of the amazing ways our pets improve our well-being:Read more »
As pet owners everywhere start to make holiday travel plans, be sure to take some extra time to plan how you’re going to care for your pet if they’re going to be on the road with you. For dogs, in particular, hitting the open road can be a thrilling adventure. Of course, not all pets are as excited when they hear those keys jingle, so you may have to gauge their willingness to travel long before you attempt your journey.
But, for those who do choose to travel with the whole family, four-legged members in-tow, here are some tips on how to prepare for travel so that your journey can be stress-free, fun, and safe for everyone:Read more »
If you’d like to include your dog in the Halloween celebrations but don’t want to risk taking them out and about to all of the spooky events, you can still enjoy the season with them by baking some tasty fall treats! These dog-friendly cookie recipes are the perfect way to use all of those pumpkin leftovers (those that are dog-safe, of course) from your own treats and carvings. And, best of all, they’re super easy to make. Plus, your pup will absolutely gobble them up! Let’s take a look at the recipes:Read more »