Adding a New Puppy to Your Family

  • Does Your Dog Own You? 3 Ways To Turn Things Around

    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.

  • What to Do If Your Dog Is Bitten by a Wild Animal

    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.

  • Tips New Snake Owners Will Want To Follow

    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.

  • Tips For Helping Your Dog Recover From Abdominal Surgery

    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:

  • It's That Time Of Year To Protect Your Pet Against Heartworm

    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.

  • Reducing Your Cat's Stress Levels During Boarding

    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.

  • Help Kitty Come Home: Your Proactive Checklist For Finding Your Lost Outdoor Cat

    8 August 2016

    If you allow your pet outdoor freedom, there's a greater risk it may become lost. A free-roaming cat may be chased by animals or humans, become trapped inside a structure, or become unwittingly transported to another location by hopping aboard a moving vehicle. If your feline friend has gone missing, you need to implement a smart strategy to bring him or her back home again. The following tips may help bring about results:

  • Treating Your Dog's Arthritis The Holistic Way

    11 December 2015

    While arthritis is often associated with elderly humans, it's a major issue for dogs as well. In fact, it's estimated that as many as 20 million dogs currently suffer from some sort of joint pain in the U.S. and Canada alone. Unfortunately, just as it is with humans, arthritis in dogs is often difficult to manage and can be extremely painful.  The good news is that you can manage your dog's arthritis and help preserve their quality of life without the use of expensive prescriptions.