Being Prepared: Pet First Aid Basics

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, and it’s important to know that while animals process pain in a different manner than humans do, they still feel pain. A committee called the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) has compiled a list of common pain signs in animals. Examples include: Decreased activity levels, like not… Read more »

Transitioning from the Dog Days of Summer into Autumn

As summer fades away and the autumn leaves begin to fall, you may notice that the cooler weather is affecting your pet. Both Fido and Mr. Whiskers are susceptible to seasonal changes, but you can make the transition for him or her much easier with these six, simple tips. Keep Your Pet Groomed If you… Read more »

The Polite Pup: Dogs at Summer House Parties

Summer is the season for get-togethers with friends and family, whether it’s backyard barbecues or hanging out on the deck. If you have pets, though, hosting or attending these get-togethers might get a little tricky. What’s the best thing to do when you’re having a bunch of people over but are worried about your guests’… Read more »

Fun Tech Toys for Your Pet

The summer is a fun season to spend time with your dog outdoors. From hanging out at the pool to going for a long walk to camping for the weekend, your summertime activities are better with your pet. To help make your time outside together even more enjoyable, consider investing in some fun summer gadgets… Read more »

Sunscreen for Dogs? Yes, They Can get Sunburn Too!

If you have a dog, chances are that they love spending time outside with you. Dogs, just like people, love to sit and lay in the sun because the warmth feels so good. While outside, their fur largely protects them from the sun’s rays, but it won’t always stop the sun from burning them completely…. Read more »

February is Pet Health Awareness Month

Your pet is a part of the family, which means that their health is just as important as yours or your children’s. But, emergency veterinary care can become very expensive, with medication like chemotherapy, and even kidney or hip transplants for your pets costing thousands of dollars. Luckily, as the adage goes, an ounce of… Read more »