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This is Why They’re Called Man’s Best Friend

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Dogs, In Memoriam | Comments Off on This is Why They’re Called Man’s Best Friend

This is Why They’re Called Man’s Best Friend

  Why do we love dogs so much? Perhaps it is the unconditional love they show us with a wagging tail, a wet nose on the hand or a sloppy kiss on the cheek. They are steadfast friends providing constant companionship. Yet the relationship between people and dogs goes far beyond this domesticated bliss. Service dogs support us in so many practical ways. A well-trained service dog can retrieve medication, answer a doorbell, pull a wheelchair, guide the blind, prevent falls and even call 911. Dogs go to war with us, support law enforcement...

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We Are Their Voice: The Importance of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Cats, Dogs | Comments Off on We Are Their Voice: The Importance of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

We Are Their Voice: The Importance of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

  Each April, the annual Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month comes around. While no one should wait for a particular month to become involved, April is still a good time to raise your awareness and become involved.   How Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Started   The ASPCA uses the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month to raise awareness and drive for donations each year. Funds and awareness go towards informing people about animal cruelty, and how they can do their part to prevent it from occurring. Awareness can...

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18 of the Best Pet Movies on Netflix

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Cats, Dogs, Fun Stuff | Comments Off on 18 of the Best Pet Movies on Netflix

18 of the Best Pet Movies on Netflix

  Netflix offers thousands of movies at your fingertips that are perfect for you and your family. Most of the movies your kids love have had an animated or real animal as one of the stars. We love kids as much as we love pets and decided to put together a list of some of best available on Netflix today. Sit back with your kids and a bowl of popcorn and watch some of our furry friends take on adventures for some great family entertainment.   Thunder and the House of Magic Animated | 2014 | Starring Cinda Adams, Kathleen Gati, Grant...

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Dog Training Tips the Trainers Swear By

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Dog Training Tips the Trainers Swear By

Dog Training Tips the Trainers Swear By

  Adding a new dog is the same as getting a new member to the family and is an exciting time. Regardless of your dog’s age – either an 8-week-old puppy or a weathered senior dog – training is a great way to build a special bond between your dog and yourself. Having a dog that is well trained will allow the dog to better blend with the family, making both dog and owner happier. While training can be frustrating and overwhelming at times, we have compiled a list of the top tips that the professional trainers swear by.   1....

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National Puppy Day: Happy 10th Anniversary!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Dogs | Comments Off on National Puppy Day: Happy 10th Anniversary!

National Puppy Day: Happy 10th Anniversary!

  National Puppy Day is just around the corner on March 23. It was created in 2006 by founder Colleen Paige, who is a Celebrity Pet & Home Lifestyle Expert and Author, to bring notice to puppies that needed to find new homes and get out of the shelters where they were being euthanized. The holiday has trended on Twitter from 2012 to 2015, getting it worldwide recognition as a holiday. This popularity has created a following of thousands of people looking to celebrate and help out the abandoned animal community.   Here’s How...

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5 Ways to Make a Small Apartment More Fun for a Cat

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Cats, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Make a Small Apartment More Fun for a Cat

5 Ways to Make a Small Apartment More Fun for a Cat

Many cat lovers living in a small apartment may often be in a dilemma regarding whether to bring the cat home. Lack of space and of course you not being around all day causes boredom in cats. They will act more aggressively and develop certain behaviors like waking you at night. However, there are simple tricks to turn your small space into an exciting domain for your furry friend. The following methods are simple DIY’s which are cost efficient, and though they will bring simple adjustments to your apartment, your cat will be quite...

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Spay Day is Good for Everyone: Why Spaying Your Pet is Important

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Cats, Dogs | Comments Off on Spay Day is Good for Everyone: Why Spaying Your Pet is Important

Spay Day is Good for Everyone: Why Spaying Your Pet is Important

Spaying your pet is a personal decision, and an important one for the health and happiness of both your pet and your family. Spaying can affect your pet’s lifestyle and longevity, so take some time to consider the advantages of this simple and effective procedure. You’ll find that a qualified and competent veterinarian can walk you through the pros and cons, and enable you to make the best choice for your family. Health Considerations Animal experts generally agree that pets who have been spayed have longer life spans and fewer...

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Important Advice for Moving with Pets

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Cats, Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Important Advice for Moving with Pets

Important Advice for Moving with Pets

Almost everyone moves homes at some point in their lives. It could be moving off to college, moving in with a spouse, or changing homes when kids arrive or move out. Everyone knows that this is a trying experience for everyone involved. It is even more challenging for pets who can’t fully understand why their world has suddenly changed. Many people wind up giving up their pets for adoption if their pets struggle to adjust to a new home. To make the moving process seamless, there are some important tips to keep in mind when moving a pet...

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Resolution: Walk Your Dog More Often

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Dogs | Comments Off on Resolution: Walk Your Dog More Often

Resolution: Walk Your Dog More Often

January is “National Walk Your Pet Month.” Therefore, this time of year provides excellent motivation to adopt a New Year’s resolution to walk your dog more frequently all year long. The health benefits that walks inspire are numerous and significant for both you and your pup. But should you ever have any trouble remembering why you willingly resolved to pursue such pet care when weather or timing may not be perfect, consider keeping this handy list of benefits at the ready in order to remind you. Dog Health Your dog is in need of...

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How to Set Your Dog Up for Success When Playing with Other Dogs

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Dogs | Comments Off on How to Set Your Dog Up for Success When Playing with Other Dogs

How to Set Your Dog Up for Success When Playing with Other Dogs

Many dog owners don’t know how to facilitate safe and friendly play for their pet with other dogs. It can be particularly easy for new owners to misunderstand the difference between innocent play and dangerous, aggressive behavior. By keeping the following three points in mind as you introduce your dog to potential playmates, you will be better prepared to help your dog successfully interact with his peers. Allow Young Dogs to Learn from Their Elders Young dogs often learn how to play well with other dogs by watching their elders or...

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