Need to bathe your pet but no sure where to start? We like to look at bath time at an opportunity for quality time with your pet. Not only can the one-on-one contact result in an increase in the feel-good, love hormone oxytocin (in both you and your fur baby), but you’ll save a considerable […]Read the rest of the article
Nothing makes us smile like our dogs when they are obviously happy: there’s nothing quite like a sparkly-eyed, grinning dog to banish the blues! And here are our favorite ways to get our dogs smiling in the summer months… let us know yours in the comments below!Read the rest of the article
If your dog is looking a little “hangdog” from the heat, we’ve got some solutions for you… that don’t involve putting him on ice! Keep your favorite Fido fresh in the blistering summer weather with our top five choices for the summer months, designed to tame itchies, soothe hot spots, moisturize, deodorize, clean, and refresh!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!
It’s that time of year again… February is here and that means it’s another month to talk about the importance of your pet’s dental health! I think just about every dog owner would be lying if they said they were truly diligent about brushing and flossing their own teeth regularly, let alone brushing their dog’s teeth. As if there wasn’t already enough to do in the day, right?!
But there are some pretty important reasons why you shouldn’t ignore that “doggy” breath. It doesn’t have to be the norm that dogs have terrible breath; in fact, bad breath is usually a sign of a more serious health problem, ranging from rotting teeth and periodontal disease, to potentially life-threatening diseases in the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys.Read the rest of the article
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to overlook your pets and how they might react to all of the new holiday decorations, food, and foliage. When it comes to the increased activity and tantalizing new decorations around the house, think like your pet. Some pets are unfazed by anything, or act about as curious as a bored teenager. If your pet is one of these, you probably don’t have much to worry about. On the other hand, if you’ve got a playful puppy or curious dog, or, let’s face it, any kind of a cat (they earned the name “curious cat” for a reason), read on. From overly-curious cats to rambunctious dogs, consider these five tips to keep your furry kids out of trouble during the holidays.Read the rest of the article
Old Man Winter is knocking on the door, or in some parts of the country, blowing it down!, and that means taking extra precautions to keep you and your family safe, dry, and warm – inside and out, driving and at home. Along with weather-proofing your pipes, cleaning your gutters, and firing up your home fires, your pets also need some extra-special attention to ensure they are comfortable and safe throughout the harsh winter ahead. To be sure that your pets will ride out the winter warmly and safely, follow the winter weather pet prep tips we’ve compiled below!Read the rest of the article
[walkme] The benefit to our bodies from physical exercise is a fact we are all aware of, yet most of us still choose to relax on the couch than to get out for a run. Yet, regular moderate exercise has been found to be healthy not just for our hearts, but also for our heads. And the same goes for our dogs. For those of us that share our lives with one or more dogs, and walk them daily, chances are we are doing wonders for our brains, and our canine friends’ brains, without thinking too much about it.Read the rest of the article
Summer is the season most of us look forward to for outdoor activities, but dogs don’t do as well in hot weather as people do. Sometimes it’s kinder to your dog, not to mention safer, to keep your dog at home (and even at home, there are summer safety tips to keep in mind)! But whatever you do and wherever you go, we’ve compiled the best tips to keep your dogs safe and happy this summer!Read the rest of the article
If you’re noticing a bit more pet hair clinging to your clothes or tufting around the corners of your rooms like furry tumbleweeds, fear not, it’s just a sign of the season! Hand in hand with the cheerful flowers and warmer temperatures of spring comes the unwelcome accompaniment of increased shedding. Shedding is one of the biggest complaints of pet owners, and alas, this time of year the problem only gets worse. The good news is that there are several things that you can do to keep the unwanted hair at bay regardless of the way your particular dog sheds. Read on to find out how.Read the rest of the article
Our pets’ skin and fur coats are not immune to winter’s harsh effects either, and contrary to popular belief, dogs don’t need less grooming in the winter. In fact, many dogs may actually need more attention. Check out our top five easy tips to keep your dogs (and cats) happy, shiny, and sweet-smelling through the rest of our long winter!Read the rest of the article