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New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet

The holiday season is wrapping up,with  just one more blow-out to go, New Year’s Eve. Not only is New Year’s a time for celebration, it’s a time for reflection. Many of us spend time during the season identifying New Year’s resolutions, or commitments for change you intend to accomplish during the coming year. Usually our resolutions are health related, like losing weight or quitting smoking, but it could also be spiritual, or relationship related.

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The Perfect Gift for Your Pet

The giving season is upon us once again, and no matter what holiday you celebrate during this time of year, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day or even Festivus, getting the right gift for your loved ones can keep us busy during the month of December.

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Should I Play Music for My Anxious Dog?

About five years ago, an interesting study regarding the effects of auditory stimulation on kenneled dogs was released by a team at Colorado State University (Kogan). Its findings were compatible with a similar study released in 2002 from Queens University in Belfast (Wells).

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Tips for New Puppy Owners

Anticipation, excitement, overwhelmed, impatience, fun, frustration, laughter, worry, hilarity, exhausted, enjoyment, love. These are a few examples of the range of feelings that new puppy owners experience in the first few months of dog ownership.

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September is National Pet Health Insurance Month

The North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) is once again sponsoring National Pet Health Insurance Month this September. According to NAPHIA over 2 million pets are covered by pet insurance in the Uni...

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Garden Safety Tips for Families with Pets

Summer may be drawing to a close, but family gardens are still going strong and depending on where you live you may be lucky enough to garden all year round. Let’s take a look at some of the potential hazards to your ...

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Choosing the Right Bed for Your Pet

Anyone that has spent the night on a futon or an old fold out sofa bed knows how important a comfortable, supportive bed is for a good night’s sleep. Without it, you’re in for a sore back and a cranky disposition. Whi...

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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The purpose is to highlight the importance of immunizations for people of all ages, but many veterinarians, shelte...

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Tips for Traveling with Your Pets

We’re knee deep into summer now and many families are getting ready for their summer vacation. For many of you, it’s not really a family trip unless you bring your pets. But bringing your dog or cat along presents som...

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Summer Safety Tips for Your Pets

Now that summer's here we all love to spend time outdoors, relaxing and playing in the sun. Summer days are meant for fun, both for you and your family as well as your pets. Just as you take precautions to ensure your...

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National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15 is recognized as National Pet Fire Safety day in the United States. It is a day set aside to raise awareness about house fires and educate homeowners on keeping their pets safe. The American Kennel Club and AD...

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Why Does my Cat Claw my Sofa?

Any of our readers that have cats as pets know that their claws can shred most anything, but you may wonder why it seems they particularly like to shred your upholstered furniture? A cat’s claws are not fingernails, t...

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