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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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Take Your Pet to Work Week

Take Your Pet to Work Week kicks off the week of June 18-22 with Take Your Cat to Work Day on Monday the 18th and closes out with the original celebration of Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday June 22nd. This fun pet...

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Tips for Choosing Your Pet’s Name

As a dog or cat owner, one of your critical responsibilities, beyond food & shelter is naming your pet. It can be quite a challenge to agree upon a name and to ensure it’s a suitable name for your new family addit...

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How to Clean Your Dog's Ears

A dog’s ears can come in all shapes and sizes. Some stand at attention, some may flop over and some hang down almost to the ground. The one thing they all have in common is they collect dirt and wax, just like human e...

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How Smart is Your Dog?

In the last few years, we have seen several dog intelligence tests introduced as a fun way to measure how smart your dog is. Most of these tests employ simple games designed to measure your dog’s intelligence, and som...

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5 Reasons to Microchip Your Pet

One of the most effective means of protecting your dog or cat from being lost or stolen is microchipping them. The month of May is “Chip Your Pet Month” so we wanted to write about the benefits of protecting your pet ...

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