For all pet parents!
I was doing some of the usual pet community surfing when I came across some information that August 30th is National Holistic Pet Day. How did this new holiday slip by me? It sounds like a pretty cool idea. I’m always up for natural ways to improve my pet’s health. This is even more exciting than Talk…Continue
I’m not exactly a city person; I admit it. I grew up in more of a rural area with occasional trips to suburbia if we ever felt like going shopping. That all changed when I went away to college. It wasn’t a major metropolitan area but it was a lot busier than anything I was used to experiencing.
The one thing I missed most about moving to the city was the company of my dog. Now I know many city dwellers have dogs and their pets couldn’t be happier. I’m just worried that Conway (my…Continue
My dog suffers from a squeaky stomach. You know those crazy noises that come from the dog’s belly after it eats? I didn’t give it much thought at first but after a recent trip to the vet, I discovered it was my dog’s food. After some research and tests with different types of dog food, we finally found a brand that…Continue
Having a pet in your home is one of the most desirable wishes of human beings.
However, you should purchase adequate pet insurance because the costs associated for
the treatment of pets is quiet high. So, buying a pet insurance from before hand is a
way to reduce the veterinary costs and keep your pets stay protected. While searching
for a pet insurance, you should find one that is affordable in cost. With the help of little
research, you will be able to get one that…
Spring brings lots of good things, but for both humans and our furry pets, it is allergy season for all.
How do you know if your pet has allergies? Although they can't tell us directly, a couple of signs:
What to do? Start with a trip to your vetrinarian...fortunately, it may be an easy fix...shampoo, sprays or lotions...only your vet will know for sure, so don't try to treat the allergies…Continue
More often than not, it’s the pet parent who needs training, not the pet.
I inadvertently taught my lab to jump on guests by saying“down, down!” and then giving him a treat when he stopped jumping. In his mind, “jump, down, treat” has been forever linked as the pattern that…
Do you have a plan for your pets in case you are faced with a disaster? FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)offers tips for dealing with a disaster as a pet parent. If you have faced a disaster that involved your pets,…Continue
Are dogs and cats part of your holiday shopping list? Our furry fmaily members (and those who love them!) may have just about everything they need, so consider donating to your favorite pet charity in their name. Donate through PetsUSA to help pets without parents. 100% of proceeds will go to pets looking for parents this holiday…Continue
What happened to the dogs rescued from Michael Vick's property in 2007? Forty seven out of 51 were rescued and rehabilitated, many of them living with families and a couple even becoming therapy dogs.
The $1 million fine paid by Vick funded their care and rehab. Some remain frightened and scared, but are being cared for at a pet sanctuary. Most have forgiven, if not forgotten, Michael…
Please help spread the word about the Association for Americans who Recognize Pets are Family (AARPF!) www.PetsUSA.org The first group to get 100 new people to sign up will win $100!!…Continue
Dogs are being trained as lifeguards in Italy and have already been credited with saving lifes. Working with their human partners, these "lifedogs" wear a harness or tow a buoy that victims can grab, or a raft they can sit on to be towed back to shore, and unlike their human counterparts, they can easily jump from helicopters and speeding boats to reach swimmers in trouble. Read more and check out the…
In a survey, 94% described their relationship with their dog as "close" but only 87% described their relationship with their mother as "close".
Do you recognize pets as part of your family? Do you feel close to your pet? Join the AARPF (Association of Americans who Recognize Pets are Family)…Continue
Is it ok to give table scraps to pets? There are as many answers to this question as there are food groups. For instance, I give my dogs carrots sometimes instead of treats. But others say absolutely no “people food.”…Continue
I didn't know it until my dog was in extreme pain, but she had all the classic symptoms of arthritis for months...withdrawn, less social (hiding under the bed) and even losing weight (the last one wan't alarming because she needed to shed a pound or two.) It wasn't until she was in extreme pain and was diagnosed by the vet with arthritis (at only 6 human years old) that I realized I missed the important signals. Now we are looking for effective treatments to get her back to her old self.…Continue