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Caring for Your Dog When You’re Away

When you vacation, it’s tough to leave your dog behind. There are some important things to consider before you go. Everyone needs to get away. Dog owners are no different, but vacations are not always a good idea for dogs. In these situations, you’ll need to find another way to care for your dog while … Continued

Paws On the Go: Pet Friendly Travel

It’s vacation time! You wait for it all year and now it’s finally here. Only one problem – what do you do with your dog? Chances are that if he’s a part of the family, you’ll miss him too much to leave him behind – so bring him along! There are a ton of dog … Continued

Car Sickness and Your Dog

Motion sickness isn’t just a problem for humans; your dog may be just as uncomfortable in a moving car. We’ve nearly all felt it at least once before. The car starts to get going and all of a sudden you’re nauseous, hot, and dizzy. It can make car rides uncomfortable, sometimes even intolerable. Believe it … Continued

Dog Travel Checklist

Pack your dog’s bag with the essentials before you hit the road. Follow this simple checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything for your dog while traveling. Food and water Dry food in zip-up bags. Food and water bowls. Rawhide bones or other natural treats. Giving your pet a rawhide bone while traveling can … Continued

Traveling with Your Dog

With careful planning, your dog can make a great companion while on vacation. There are a number of things to keep mind before and during your vacation to ensure your dog’s health and safety. Whether your dog is a seasoned traveler or a first-timer, these tips will help make your journey together a smooth one. … Continued

Is Man’s Best Friend a Good TV Companion?

It’s Friday night and time to catch up on your favorite fall season episodes. You pour yourself a glass of wine, make a bucket of popcorn, and let the week come to a satisfying finish. As you look over, you see your furry companion ready to join you, excited to see what happens next. Is … Continued

Flying with Pets

Flying with a pet can be risky business. An airport baggage handler in Reno, NV recently lost her job afteråÊrefusing to put a sick animal on a plane. Though her supervisors have since reached out to her and commended her actions, the situation brings up an interesting point: whose job is it to look out … Continued

Keep Your Pets Safe this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so we wanted to remind our fellow pet owners of potential hazards to the furry loves in their lives on this special occasion. Here are a few foods and gifts to keep out of reach of pets to keep them safe and out of the vet’s office during … Continued

Getting Your Pets Ready for Back to School

What must dogs think when suddenly a huge part of their world disappears? Back to school can be a tough transition for family pets that have become accustomed to having children around all summer. This change can be particularly hard on your dog if your child is starting kindergarten and you are going back to … Continued

4 tips for keeping your pet safe around Halloween

While some might see summer as a prime opportunity to get outside and play with their pets, fall can be just as fun for animals. With proper flea and tick control, dogs and cats can have a good time in the autumn weather around colorful foliage. One holiday that’s celebrated by many households across the country … Continued

How to successfully create a dog and cat-friendly household

The old myth that dogs and cats can’t get along has hung around for generations, but most pet parents will tell you that both animals have a chance to become fast friends if they are placed in the right environment. Whether you’re looking to introduce a cat to your household with a dog or vice … Continued

Helping Your Dog Deal with Car Sickness

Just like humans, dogs can get pretty bad car sickness. A result of motion sickness, car sickness occurs when a dog’s (or person’s) various senses receive crossed signals. For instance, when we sit in the back seat of a car, we’re consciously aware of the fact that the car is moving and our inner ears … Continued

Keeping Your Dog Happy and Safe on Your Next Camping Excursion

Whether you’re planning a week-long excursion into a national park or you’re simply roughing it in the woods for a few days, there are some precautionary measures you’ll need to consider if you’re bringing your dog with you. While your canine may have no problem adjusting to the great outdoors and all nature has to … Continued

8 Fourth of July Safety Tips for Your Pets

Fourth of July is just around the corner. As you prep the grill, hang up those patriotic decorations, and plan where to watch the fireworks, make sure you’re furry one is prepared to have an enjoyable and safe Fourth! Skip the Table Scraps: Human food is never great for your pets, but did you know … Continued

Helping Your Pet Mourn the Loss of another Pet

Animals are far more social than we give them credit for, and they can form indelible bonds with other pets over the course of their lifetimes. If you’ve recently lost a pet and have seen visible changes in your other four-legged friend’s demeanor, appetite and energy level, they are probably grieving in the same way … Continued