If you’ve ever owned a dog, you’re probably familiar with tear stains. Caused by the overproduction of tears, tear staining is more commonly found in certain breeds than others and often manifests as a reddish-brown liquid. The color results from iron-containing porphyrins, which result from the natural breakdown of red blood cells in an animal’s […]Read the rest of the article
How to Groom Long Haired Cats It’s no secret that cats usually prefer to groom themselves. However, if you have a long-haired cat, he or she will probably need just a little help with grooming in order to stay comfortable and clean. This might sound daunting, but with a little bit of practice, the following […]Read the rest of the article
Pet obesity – why it’s a problem and how to avoid it Is Your Pet Overweight? How To Know And What To Do The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention says that about 54 percent of dogs and 59 percent of cats are too heavy. While your little love bug might be pampered, you may be […]Read the rest of the article
Easy DIY Cat Treat Recipes You love to pamper your cat. You let him snuggle on your lap, you know how exactly where he likes to be scratched under his chin, you bathe him with natural cat shampoo and you indulge him with treats. Giving your cat too much to eat can contribute to obesity […]Read the rest of the article
Caring for your new puppy helps bring you even closer to your new family member. Learning the ins and outs of puppy care might seem daunting, especially if you’ve never owned a dog before, but it’s easier than you think. Besides, one look into that adorable little face makes it all worth it. 1. Find […]Read the rest of the article
It’s only been a few days since your pet’s last bath, but suddenly they’re covered in dirt from being outside. Or – what’s that smell? We know how time consuming a bath can be, especially with a pet that has other plans. Sometimes you just want a fuss-free, quick clean up solution to take care […]Read the rest of the article
Winter snow might be pretty, but the cold weather isn’t quite so friendly to your skin. We’re not the only ones who suffer though. Our dogs get dry skin too! And, they need your help to soothe their dry, itchy skin. After all, they can’t just reach for a bottle of lotion! Luckily, it’s easy […]Read the rest of the article
Now that the weather is warming up, we hope your dogs have been enjoying more time outside! Here are 3 tips for ensuring that unsupervised playtime is not only fun but safe: 1. Fencing – A dog-proof fence is key to maintaining a safe place for your dog to run and play. The height of the […]Read the rest of the article
Rewards One of the biggest keys to success with positive reinforcement training is rewarding your dog properly. This means giving him something he loves at exactly the right moment. Your first task is to figure out what kind of reward will best motivate your dog. How To Train Dogs & Food Treats All dogs are […]Read the rest of the article
The Fourth of July holiday is right around the corner, and in all of the excitement and people-hubbub, it’s easy to forget about pets.
Fireworks can be terrifying for some cats and dogs, according to the Humane Society. Dogs and cats tend to have super-sensitive ears, and the sounds of fireworks going off can make them feel like they are under attack. They respond by retreating, hiding and worse, running away. According to Humane Society CEO Beth Ward, more dogs run away on the Fourth of July than on any other day. The Humane Society of the United States reports that animal shelters across the country are used to receiving “July 4th Dogs:” dogs who run off during fireworks celebrations and are rescued by animal control officers or helpful citizens who take them to the safety of a local shelter. To prevent your dogs from panic, we’ve compiled this list of precautions to protect your pet this Fourth of July, so everyone in your family can enjoy a fun and safe holiday!Read the rest of the article
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that we’re frequently asked for tips on how to bathe our four-legged friends and which products are best for which ailments. Fortunately, we have a lot of answers! To learn how often you should bathe your dog, why you should never use human shampoo on your dog, the best remedy for dry, flaky skin, and more, read on!
We’ve sprung into spring, and that means it’s the start of flea and tick season all around the country, to the dread of many a dog owner. We’ve researched the most common questions and veterinarian-approved answers on ticks, to ensure you’re well prepared to prevent, spot, and remove any encounter of the icky-ticky kind! Read on for more.Read the rest of the article