7 January 2019
If you need to get away for the weekend and cannot take your dog with you, dog boarding facilities are available and are willing to take your pet in for the weekend. Staff members at these facilities love being around animals and would not mind providing care while you are away. You will simply need to choose the right facility to send your dog to. Is There Enough Space for Your Dog to Play?
28 August 2018
Do you have one or more dogs? Are you planning to take a trip somewhere in the relatively near future? Whether you're going on vacation or taking a trip to see family for the holidays, the question of what to do with your dog is one that plagues many owners. Some people simply bring their canine companions along, but this isn't the only option and may not even be the best one.
16 April 2018
Spring is here. It's time to start getting ready for the warm weather. If you have a dog, now's the perfect time to schedule an appointment with the veterinarian, as well. This is particularly true if you're going to be spending time at the doggy park, or heading out of the country on vacation. If you're not sure how those relate to springtime visits to the veterinarian, take a look at the list below.
26 April 2017
If you are searching for the perfect dog breed to welcome into your home, a Labrador retriever may come to mind. This breed is enormously popular and for good reason. There are many admirable traits a Lab possesses that make it a wonderful companion for every member of the household. If you need further convincing, here are a few solid reasons why a Lab would make an ideal pet: 1. The Lab is a Multi-Talented Canine (Good On Many Levels)
20 April 2017
When a dog comes into a home, they may establish themselves as the pack leader if you do not show them who is in charge. If your dog has done this, they are likely jumping on your furniture, barking at you when they want something, and overall not minding you at all. Fortunately, there are things you can do to turn things around so you are the owner—instead of the dog owning you.
6 April 2017
Dogs are often curious and playful, which are great qualities to have in a family pet. Unfortunately, their propensity to jump around and try to play with other animals can sometimes results in a nasty bite, especially when the object of their affection is a wild animal who was just trying to cross your yard. Here are some tips on handling the situation if your pet is attacked or bitten by a wild animal.
27 March 2017
A pet snake can be a popular choice for reptile lovers. However, it is a reality that snakes will have special needs that must be met to keep them happy. Meeting these requirements may require you to follow some basic tips and pieces of information so that you avoid potentially serious oversights. Understand The Benefit Of Handling Your Pet Snake People that own pet snakes may be surprised to learn that it is important for them to handle the reptile on a regular basis.
11 March 2017
If your dog was hit by a car and had to have emergency abdominal surgery, then it is important that you know how to care for him when he gets home. You will likely be surprised how fast your dog can heal from major surgery, but proper care during their first few days at home is vital to prevent post-surgical complications. To keep your dog on the path to recovery, follow these time-tested tips:
1 March 2017
Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease in dogs, cats, ferrets, and other species, including wolves, foxes, coyotes, and even humans. Heartworms are 12-inch long worms that can live in the blood vessels of the affected, as well as in the heart and lungs. This can result in heart failure and lung disease without early intervention. Some ways to help protect your pet against heartworm include: Medication. Your vet will be able to prescribe heartworm medication that will kill the parasitic heartworm while it is still in the larvae stage, before they grown into full-size worms.
9 January 2017
Owning a cat can be a great way to enjoy the companionship and love offered by a pet. Unfortunately, cat ownership can present a unique challenge for those that enjoy traveling on a regular basis. If you need to board your cat in a cattery while you are away from home in order to ensure that he or she receives the proper level of care, it's important that you take the necessary steps to help reduce your cat's stress levels during these boarding stays.