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Obesity isn’t just a human problem. It’s becoming an issue for household pets, too. A chunky pet can be a cute thing—until you realize the medical hazards for pets that are overweight. Obesity in dogs and obesity in cats can lead to arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes and some cancers. Obesity can also shorten your […]

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2021

Time for a trim! Do you know when or how to trim your pet’s nails? Here are some helpful tricks to make clipping claws easier. Speaking on behalf of those who appreciate good grooming, we all know the pain of a broken nail. Now, imagine having four paws to deal with instead of just two hands. That makes […]

Posted in Uncategorized on March 8, 2021

No matter what breed your dog is, basic obedience training is very important in helping to mold him into a loving, obedient, happy member of your family. It’s best to start training your dog as early as possible, preferably while he is still a young puppy. One method of training that is gaining in popularity, […]

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2021

So you’ve been handed a packet of pills by your veterinarian to give to your kitty or pooch……now what??  As you’ve probably noticed, most self-respecting dogs or cats will not take pills right out of your hand, not even the so called ‘flavored’ pills.  Hiding it in a meal may work on some dogs, but […]

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2021

I grew up with indoor/outdoor cats. They lived in our house and slept on our beds but were allowed free access to the outdoors. The cats were happy, but it wasn’t always easy for us. I was heartbroken when one kitten, Tigger, went out to play and never came back. The rest made it to […]

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2021

It is difficult when our pets get sick or injured, and as pet owners we do our best to make sure we do all we can to speed the healing process. However, sometimes, pet surgery is needed and the healing process is a bit more complicated and takes a bit longer. Here are some tips […]

Posted in Uncategorized on December 28, 2020

Photo by Loren Sztajer / CC BY-ND Some animals need a little bit more help to stay warm during the winter, but not all animals. Most of the time, the pets that I see wearing coats and such in the wintertime are dogs. I’ve even seen doggie booties! A lot of the times I wonder […]

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2020

As Thanksgiving draws near, what are you thankful for? Some of us are just thankful to have a pet—or to have an owner. How did you find your pet? How did your pet find you? For every pet and owner, there’s a good story. How did you find each other? Was it a search you […]

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2020

Black cats have been the subject of many legends and myths for centuries. Animal lovers are reminded of these legends every October. The idea that black cats are in danger during the month of October became so widespread that most animal shelters banned black cat adoptions. Fear that cats are being adopted to ritual sacrifice […]

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2020

Halloween costumes for your pet can be a fun addition to your Halloween festivities for your entire family. When choosing a costume, make sure that it is safe for your pet. Even with colder temperatures most pets do not need to wear clothes to keep warm. Limit the amount of time that your pet is […]

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2020

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