Does Your Dog Have Dry Skin?
You’ve noticed your dog has dry, flaky skin. If you’re able to rule out parasites like fleas or biting lice, which can cause excessive scratching, or mange, which can lead to dry, inflamed skin, you can try to incorporate a skin and coat supplement or switch to a fish-based food to see if either improve […]
Keeping Fido Safe from Fire: Tips for National Pet Fire Safety Day
Pets and flames definitely don’t mix! Did you know that around 1,000 fires are started by pets each year according to the National Fire Protection Association? That’s a scary number, and it doesn’t take into account the number of pets affected by fires annually. That’s why the American Kennel Club (AKC) and ADT Security Services formed National Pet […]
Fireworks, The Fourth, and Frightened Pets: ID Tags Bring Lost Dogs and Cats Back Home
Summer is officially here, and so is Independence Day. The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. This is because it takes place in the summertime, which is my favorite season. Also, I love to watch fireworks! Yet, as much as you and I may love fireworks, many dogs and cats are terrified of them. […]
Springtime Tips for Pets and Pet-Owners
Spring is my favorite time of year, but it does come with its own set of issues for our pets, just like any other season. Warmer weather means spending more time outside, and more bugs making an appearance. We must make sure our pets are protected against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. We must also take […]
Preparing for a New Puppy on National Puppy Day!
We all know that puppies are adorable, fun and full of playful energy. If we’ve recently adopted a puppy, we also know that they pee and poop a lot, sleep a lot, and chew up our things if we turn our backs for even a moment. Ah, the joys of sweet puppies! If we’re ready […]
February Means Pet Overpopulation: Tackled. One Pet at a Time.
The month of February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month as well as National Prevent a Litter Month, and February 24th is World Spay Day. With so many spay and neuter events going on this month, I thought now would be a good time to remind everyone of how important it is to spay and neuter your […]
How To Share Thanksgiving Dinner with Our Pets
While we are all sitting around our Thanksgiving tables with family and friends, loaded with delicious foods, it can be hard to resist giving in to puppy dog eyes. After all, we love our dogs and cats like family, and want them to enjoy Thanksgiving, too! There is nothing wrong with treating our pets to some […]
Is It Too Cold Outside for My Pet?
The long, lazy, wonderful summer seems to have finally ended. There have been several nights below freezing, now. Some people are saying, “Finally!” Other people, people like me, are saying, “NOOOOO!” No matter how you feel about the cold weather, though, remember that your pets are affected by it. If you have to put on […]
Today is Dogs in Politics Day!
With all of the political ads and debates going on right now leading up to our next presidential election, it is easy to get swept up in the madness and think about all of the differences between us and our fellow man. Instead, let’s take a little time to relax and talk about something all […]
Should Pets Be Given as Gifts?
Please keep in mind this holiday season that animals should not be given as unexpected gifts; instead, they are life-long commitments! When we are shopping for presents and see cute puppies for sale, we should not make this impulse purchase. A well thought out puppy adoption by parents for their own children at Christmas is one […]