Home & Yard
How to Get Rid of Fleas
Fleas on your dog or cat can be extremely dangerous. Some dogs are severely allergic to fleas, and just one bite can trigger an allergic reaction that can last for weeks. Fleas also can cause anemia with small dogs, puppies and kittens when they are constantly biting. Tapeworms are transmitted through fleas after your dog […]
Natural Flea and Tick Remedies: Do They Work?
Natural flea remedies for dogs can work well but require additional application time compared to other methods. For those concerned about using synthetic pesticides in their home and yard and on their dog, the extra time is a worthwhile trade off for the peace of mind an all-natural flea treatment brings. Why Use Natural Flea […]
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 […]
How Can I Keep My Backyard Clean and Smelling Fresh?
I know that it’s summertime at my house: the sun is shining, the days are long, and I’m frequently refilling pet water bowls because it’s hot outside! Being a dog-sitter, this is my busy season. People are going on vacation and they want their dogs to stay at my safe and fun home while they […]
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 infected […]
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 […]