22 July 2021
Imagine it's a hot August day, and you've brought your favorite furry friend on the hiking trail with you. You come across a beautiful blue-green pond, and because your pup is dragging a bit, you decide to let him take a swim. Unfortunately, that beautiful blue-green color can be an indicator of a certain type of algae that can be poisonous, even deadly, to your pet. Here's what you need to know about blue-green algae poisoning.
26 March 2021
When you're on the phone with your vet's office, making an appointment for your dog's annual physical, they'll generally ask you to bring a fecal sample with you to the appointment. Most owners oblige, but they don't always have a super clear idea of how to collect the sample or why the sample is so important. After reading this article, though, you will know all of those things — and be much better prepared to handle this aspect of your dog's annual physical!
25 November 2020
It's no secret that pet owners will often outfit their dogs. Some of these clothes are meant to keep a dog warm, while others are merely meant to make a fashion statement. If you have a dog with arthritis, you may be able to offer some much-needed relief by selecting the right clothing. Look for these arthritis-supporting features the next time you shop for your dog. 1. Compression Mild compression can be a great way to alleviate arthritis pain.
9 September 2020
For most dog owners, their pup is a beloved member of the family. However, there are situations where a person needs to travel for business or pleasure and a dog cannot accompany them. If you're going to be going out of town soon, it is important to find the right pet boarding facility to care for your dog while you are gone. Once you know the exact dates that you will be traveling, it is a good idea to begin making arrangements for boarding your canine companion.
14 August 2020
If former reservations about adopting a dog that is a breed known for its aggressive tendencies have been disregarded and you are now beginning to notice signs of aggression whenever you play with your pet or when your pet is around unfamiliar faces, you may be wary about over-stimulation or spending time at outdoor venues where other pet owners and dogs spend time. With dog obedience lessons in your area, you will be able to curb the negative behavior that your pet is exhibiting.
22 July 2020
If you are in the market to get a puppy for the first time, you might be ready to get out there and look at all of the puppies for sale to find yourself the perfect one. However, if you go out looking at puppies without being prepared to bring a new puppy home with you, you are bound for disaster. It is likely that when you go out and look at puppies, you will find one that you bond with and that seems like a good fit for you.
24 June 2020
Indoor cats usually live longer, healthier lives. Indeed, vets estimate outdoor cats live two to five years while indoor cats can live 17 years or more. However, pet owners have different reasons for allowing their cats to live an outdoor lifestyle, including letting the cat live an engaged life. If your cat has roaming habits, you'll need to watch out for the following outdoor dangers she might face. Accidents The biggest fear of any pet parent is seeing their animal get hit by a car.
29 May 2020
Doggie daycare can be a great place for your pup to learn how to interact with other dogs, get plenty of exercise, and be well cared for while you're away at work or on a trip. While this can be the perfect environment for your furry friend, it also takes a lot for your dog to adjust to this new routine. You want to make sure that you do everything you can to help them prep for doggie daycare.
30 April 2020
Reptiles are incredibly interesting. They are cold-blooded, which means they cannot control their own internal temperature, and they are covered in scales, which makes them look pretty cool! Not all reptiles are easy to keep as pets, but the following options tend to work well for first-time owners and those with little experience. Crested Geckos If you are interested in owning a lizard, a crested gecko is a very good choice.
28 April 2020
Adopting a stray cat can be a great opportunity for bringing home a new pet and providing some much-needed help for them. Instead of being overwhelmed by all of the necessary care that your cat will need, it's smart to see how visiting the vet can resolve a lot of your worries and ensure that your cat is well taken care of from the very beginning. Check for Fleas and Worms