Home & Yard
Toxic Lawn Chemicals: Is My Dog Safe?
Many of us look forward to gardening and maintaining a beautiful lawn when summertime gets here, but did you know that many chemicals that we spray or spread on our lawns to keep them weed-free and plush can be dangerous for our pets and for our families? Contrary to what lawn ‘care’ companies would like […]
What Should I Know about Dogs and Lyme Disease?
What is Lyme Disease and How is It Spread? Lyme disease is carried and transmitted by infected ticks, commonly the eastern black-legged tick (deer tick) or western black-legged tick. A tiny bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi lives in the stomach of ticks and is transmitted to pets or humans when we are bitten by one of these […]
Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?
I don’t know about your dogs, but as soon as the grass starts to turn green in the spring, my dogs love to start chomping it. All three of my dogs love to eat grass, as well as guest doggies who come to stay for a while at my house. But what is it about […]
How to Prevent Accidental Poisoning
There are dangers lurking around every corner! On account of this, we all make sure to teach our children what they can and cannot put in their mouths, we watch them like hawks, and we baby proof our homes. However, we may not realize that we should also be taking these same precautions with our […]
5 Reasons You Should Adopt a Shelter Dog!
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! While some of us may shy away from adopting a shelter dog because it seems a little intimidating, we want a certain breed of dog, or we want to adopt a puppy (which usually go quickly at shelters)-this shouldn’t be the case! Shelter dogs are wonderful, and I […]
If You Adopt a Pet, Hollywood Feed has Your Back!
Adopting a pet is one of the best things a person can do (in my humble opinion). First things first-adoption gives a loving home to an animal who does not have great prospects. You are saving a life by adopting a pet. In fact, you may be saving more than one. The bond between a […]
Oopsy! There’s a Poopsy! What to do if your pup has an accident in the crate or house.
It’s important to know how to handle an accident in the house. Never scold your dog. This can teach him to pick a more secluded area, away from you, in the house to eliminate. It can also encourage a dog to eat his feces to hide the fact that he had an accident. It’s your […]
Professional Pet-Sitter Perks
This week, March 1st -7th 2015, is Professional Pet-Sitters Week! Being a professional pet-sitter myself, I thought I should write a little about the different options you have for pet supervision while you are away from home, and the pros and cons of each so you can compare them. I Need a Dog-Sitter It can […]
Crate Training Guide: A Guide to Getting Your Dog Acquainted to a New Crate
Yes. Your puppy is adorable. And yes, it’s fun to have him running about the house and sleeping in the bed at night, but unless you enjoy cleaning up after your bundle of fur when he poops and tee tees in the floor, you’ll need to house train him. House training is probably the most […]
Bringing a New Pet Home
Adopting a new dog, cat or puppy is very exciting, but there are also many things to think about and consider leading up to the adoption and preparing to introduce your new dog to your home and any other dogs you already love. First, you need to prepare by getting some supplies. Even if you […]