Summer is such a fun time of year. The weather is beautiful and we can finally get outside to play. But with the fun comes heat – and sometimes, that can mean danger for our four-legged family members. Dog’s can’t sweat or cool themselves like we can and the summer heat can spell trouble really … Continue reading How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer Heat
Thinking of adding a new best friend to your family. As always we say “Adopt Don’t Shop” but how do you find a dog that will best fit your lifestyle and family. Here’s a list of some dog breeds that may be the perfect choice. Beagle These high-energy dogs make a wonderful addition to any … Continue reading The Best Dog Breeds for Families
While the Fourth of July brings fond traditions like picnics, barbecues, concerts, and fireworks, it isn’t such a fun holiday for the four-legged members of the family. Many animals are extremely frightened by the noise from firecrackers and can even be stressed by the sight of fireworks. This leads to a 30-60% increase in lost … Continue reading Protect Your Pets During Independence Day Celebrations
Cats are known for being low maintenance and pretty self-sufficient in a lot of ways – grooming included! A lot of feline owners love the fact that they don’t usually have to groom cats as often as dogs. But, that doesn’t mean that every now and again you won’t have to give your cat a … Continue reading Tips for Grooming Your Cat at Home
It’s that time of year again to get the yard and garden ready for summer! Warm weather is coming, and soon you and your pooch or kitty will be able to frolic together outside. Nothing is better than getting to hang out and be outside in the fresh air, and if you’re like me, you … Continue reading Creating a Pet-Safe Garden This Summer
How to Create an Emergency Plan for your Pet It’s not always pleasant to think about having to go through a natural disaster or an evacuation order. In fact, it’s downright scary to even consider it! But, it’s never a bad idea to have a plan in place for your family just in case a … Continue reading National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day – (Second Saturday of May)
There are actually a lot of great reasons to make your cat’s food at home! A lot of us have had that unsettling moment in the middle of the cat food aisle, reading label after label, trying to decipher what’s on the ingredient list and deciding whether you want to feed it to Socks or … Continue reading Should You Make Your Own Cat Food?
Traveling with your dog can feel daunting, but sometimes, leaving Fido behind just isn’t an option. Luckily, if you do a little planning ahead of time, traveling with your dog can be a piece of cake. Naturally, the first thing you want to consider before traveling with any pet is their health. Are they in … Continue reading Traveling with your Dog
Many of us have experienced the financial burden and sometimes even hardships associated with the medical care of our pets – especially after they get sick or injured. Medical procedures and surgeries for your pet can easily cost thousands of dollars. So, it’s no surprise that the popularity of pet insurance has skyrocketed in recent … Continue reading Is Pet Insurance Worth It?
March is a month when lots of people think about “good luck” because of St. Patrick’s Day. Millions of animals aren’t so “lucky” because they end up in pet rescues, animal shelters, and humane societies every day. But fortunately, a larger percentage than ever before of those millions of animals are experiencing a change in … Continue reading Help Lucky Animals Find a New Home