It’s Getting Hot In Here: Heat Safety Tips for Keeping Pets Cool This Summer

Dog in a small poolThe good ol’ Farmer’s Almanac predicts that this summer will have higher temperatures than previous years, and, after the long winter, we say, bring it on!

However, this means a little extra monitoring of your pet’s wellbeing as heat-related illness can sneak up on your pet. If you are diligent in observing any changes – from the subtle to the drastic – your pet will remain cool, comfy, and safe. Make only happy memories this summer and take advantage of these heat Continue…

Home Sweet Home: The Miracles of Microchipping Your Pet

Springbrook_iStock_000035520952_LargeAs your pet jumps the fence or slips through the front door when you are bringing home the groceries, a feeling of dread washes over you. A lost pet brings out a certain kind of panic in pet owners that quickly evolves into worry-filled fear, sadness, and even mourning.

However, with the advent of all things wonderfully technological, microchipping your pet adds powerful solace to your hopeful lost-pet search. If thousands of cases worldwide are any comfort, microchipping may be your best bet for facilitating a sweet reunion. Continue…

Is Your Home Going to the Dogs? Keeping the Peace with Multiple Pets

Redhead dog licking cat

Although you may have started out thinking yours would be an only-pet household, you may have felt the urge to adopt more pets. And, why not? They are wonderful, entertaining, and provide so much joy and love in our lives. But, there are challenges several of us face when adapting to multiple pets and creating a peaceful home for all. Continue…

The Pet Emergency Conundrum: Making the Most of Preventive Pet Care

SONY DSCIt’s no secret that emergency pet care can cost a pet owner dearly – both emotionally and financially. You may be faced with heartbreaking decisions, or end up worrying about how you are ever going to afford life-supporting costs.

While there are certain emergencies that you didn’t see coming (say, a car accident or an accidental pet poisoning), many of the health concerns that we see in urgent care can be revealed or prevented at a regular wellness check. To this end, we are committed to preventive pet care and hope the following information convinces you of the many benefits of regular wellness checks for Fluffy or Fido. Continue…

Friends Forever: Integrating Kids And Pet Care

Child is kissing a catLike Timmy and his sweet, clever, and dependable Lassie, most kids want a pet to love and care for. Not only will the desired pet be a warm companion at bedtime or an exciting play partner, but may even save the day with lightning-fast reflexes one day… Your imaginative, wishful-thinking youngster is spot-on regarding most of that, but the family pet requires much more than adventurous fun and good times.

Integrating kids and pet care is a valuable, meaningful experience; provided both parties understand their roles. Help your child understand not only the benefits of pet ownership, but what is required to responsibly care for a pet, with our following guidelines. Continue…

Protecting Your Pet: Top Ways To Prevent a Pet Poisoning

XtraCat2_iStock_000040717462_LargeMost pet owners have had the frightening experience of a pet poisoning. While certain symptoms resolve on their own, many can cause irreversible damage – or worse. In an effort to raise pet poison awareness nationwide, the entire month of March is dedicated to the cause. And, due to it’s prevalence, National Pet Poison Prevention Week, March 15-21, is focused on sharing the top ways to prevent a pet poisoning. Continue…

One Step At A Time – How To Trim Your Pet’s Nails

Dog nails are trimmedYour pet may not delight in nail trimming, but he or she unknowingly benefits from timely toenail trims. From torn nails to easing the aches of arthritis, trimming nails goes way beyond aesthetics, or even the acoustic assault of your pet’s nails on your tile floor.

You may resist keeping your pet’s nails trimmed due to your pet’s resistance, or maybe you doubt your own capabilities to give it a go at home. Let’s uncover the health advantages that this basic grooming need provides your pet, and offer some helpful tips for ensuring successful nail trims for your pet. Continue…

Ten LOVE-ly Ways Pets Improve Our Lives

The red cat sitting on a shoulder at the childFollowing in the footsteps of Valentine’s Day, many pet lovers will be celebrating National Love Your Pet Day on Friday, February 20. Oh, sure, how can there be just ONE day to celebrate the joy our fur, finned, feathered, and scaled pet companions bring us?! And, you’re right!

Consider National Love Your Pet Day to be a reminder of all the ways pets improve our lives and how important it is to pay attention to their emotional and physical wellness throughout the year. Continue…

Your Guide To Pet Dental Care

Springbrook_iStock_000011369161_LargeYour pet doesn’t have a symbiotic relationship with another animal like the nile crocodile and egyptian plover bird, but chances are, he or she has one with you. Your pet needs you for a great deal, and the priority list should include keeping up with routine pet dental care. After all, a healthy mouth can mean a healthier pet.

Let’s explore the ways you can protect your pet from health problems related to poor dental hygiene. Continue…

Dog Walking & Obedience Training: How Your Pet Will Benefit On (and Off) the Leash

Springbrook_iStock_000040645364_MediumJanuary is all about canines as we celebrate National Walk Your Pet Month and National Train Your Dog Month. And, for those of you who have tried to walk an untrained dog on a leash, the connection between these two themes is clear.

Training is an essential part of your puppy and adult dog’s life, encouraging his or her wellbeing, socialization, and safety. Like basic obedience training, properly walking your dog on a leash can be enhanced with initial training classes to help teach you the techniques to walk your dog with confidence and ease. Continue…