February Is Nat’l Cat Health Month

While we know that cats believe they should be celebrated every month, it’s important that once in a while we focus on their health. Compared to dogs, cats seem like low-maintenance pets, but they still need regular wellness care. Unfortunately, after their first visits as kittens, most never return to the vet for years until […]

February is Dog Training Education Month

Oh Behave! If you’re looking to start the new year off on the right paw with your pet, here are a few basic training strategies to improve your human-canine bond. Got a problem barker? It’s a pretty common issue, but you’ve got to be consistent and patient if you want to make it stop. First, yelling […]

Don’t Let Your Dog Go Viral! (Canine Flu)

Updated 11/22 Just like people, dogs can get the flu—known as canine influenza, or CIV. Also just like people, the more social the individual, the greater the risk of contracting the virus. Dogs that interact with other dogs at daycare, grooming, dog parks, or who are regularly groomed are much more likely to be exposed. […]

Keep Your K9 Occupied!

Some ideas to banish boredom if your dog has to stay indoors a lot due to smoke, bad weather, or quarantine: Create an obstacle course. Use cushions or chairs to build tunnels and using old hula hoops or inner tubes for him or her to leap through. The Muffin Tin Game. You’ll need a muffin […]

No Littering! World Spay Day is Feb. 26th

HThis important day recognizes the vital role spay (and neuter) procedures play in controlling the pet population. Millions of dogs and cats go homeless each year in our country, but the number is decreasing slowly as more people understand the importance of altering their pets. In addition to preventing unwanted litters, spaying and neutering also […]

Pet Steal Your Heart? (Chocolate Toxicity)

If so, it could be a serious problem! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s important to keep all those heart-shaped boxes of treats out of paw’s reach. Chocolate is extremely dangerous to both dogs and cats. The toxic substance in chocolate is theobromine, and it is present in all chocolate—even the white kind. As […]

Chocolate + Pets = Bad

Awwww, your sweetheart just gifted you your favorite chocolate for Valentine’s Day! While this is fantastic for you (congratulations), this is not so great for your furry friend. Here’s more in-depth info on why it’s important to enforce the separation of chocolate and pets, and what to do if they get their paws on these […]

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month/World Spay Day

HEAD: Five Great Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet Now February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month/February XX is World Spay Day, and XXXX wants to encourage you to alter your pet. Here are five important reasons why. According to the Humane Society of the United States, between 6- 8 million pets enter U.S. animal […]

Brushing Tips

HEAD: Brush Up On Your Pet’s Dental Health! HEAD: Healthy Mouth, Healthy Pet Imagine if you never brushed your teeth or had them cleaned. Pretty scary, right? As you can guess, things would eventually start to go very, very bad inside your mouth: teeth would decay, gums would become inflamed and infected. Bacteria from those […]

National Pet Dental Health Month V2

HEAD: Baby Got Bad Breath? Most pet owners have had that moment: your dog reaches up and gives you an affectionate “kiss” … or your cat rubs her face against yours and ugh. That smell. For many of us, it’s the first indication we have that something’s wrong with our pet’s oral health. Animals tend […]