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Keeping Your Furry Friend Safe And Well During Summer Activities

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If your dog is like most dogs, it loves to play and socialize, and summertime events such as 4th of July picnics and barbecues provide prime opportunities for both. However, lurking beneath the surface of all the fun and frolicking are very real dangers that pose serious threats for your furry friend. Here’s how to keep your pup problem-free free during summer activities and festivities.  Fireworks Many dogs are frightened by loud noises, and 4th of July fireworks celebrations are pure torture for them because of all the fireworks. Read More»

Doggy Dangers: Risks And Hazards In Your Home That Can Harm Your Pet

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Dogs are clever and they seem to find everything that you don’t want them to! Many everyday items actually are quite dangerous and pose a significant risk to your dog.  Consider the following sources of concern and items that should be inaccessible to your dog: Ticks. Ticks are everywhere, including in your yard or garden. Be cautious and make sure to check your pet frequently for the presence of a tick, which can carry Lyme disease. Read More»

Cat Dehydration: How To Detect It And What To Do

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Cats can become dehydrated for a wide variety of reasons, like due to developing kidney disease or from repeated vomiting. Since a cat can experience kidney failure if its dehydration becomes severe enough, it’s important that you know how to recognize the signs of cat dehydration. Read on to learn how to tell if your cat’s dehydrated and what to do about it. Symptoms In general, cats do a very good job of hiding their symptoms when they’re not feeling well. Read More»

3 Things You Need To Realize Before Having Your Cat Declawed

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If you have a cat and are considering getting them declawed, here are three things that you need to realize and know before you go through with the procedure. #1 Cats Nails Are Unique The first thing that you need to realize is that a cat’s fingernails are unique in comparison to human fingernails. The nails that a person sees on fingers and toes are actually made out of old nail cells that have become flat and hard due to a protein called keratin. Read More»

4 Side Effects Of Common Dog Vaccinations

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It is important that you make sure that your dog gets all of its essential vaccinations. However, you should be aware that many essential vaccinations can induce common side effects in your pet. Here are some of the side effects that you need to be aware of in 4 essential dog vaccinations. #1 Parvovirus One of the vaccinations that many dogs experience a reaction to is the parvovirus. The most common side effects that follow the administration of the parvovirus is swelling and pain at the site of the injection. Read More»

Please Go To Sleep: 4 Tips To Help Your Puppy Sleep Through The Night

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If you have a new puppy in your home, you’re probably hoping that it will start sleeping through the night soon. Having a new puppy in the home is a lot like having a new baby. Lots of sleepless nights, followed by daytime exhaustion. Luckily, the sleepless nights won’t last forever. With some tender loving care and gentle persuasion, your puppy will soon be sleeping through the night. Here are four suggestions you can follow that will make the process easier. Read More»

Protect Those Nine Lives: 4 Steps To Kitty-Proof Your Home

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If you’ve recently added a furry kitten to your family, it’s time to accident-proof your home. Kittens are about as accident-prone as human toddlers are. Kittens are naturally curious creatures, which means dangers can lurk around every corner of your home. While you don’t need to child-proof your kitchen cabinets, or put a safety latch on your refrigerator, there are still some safety precautions you’ll need to take to protect your kitten. Read More»

Taking A Dog To A Vet

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One of the easiest ways to find a companion is to purchase a dog. Although you will be living with an animal, he or she can help you to fight the feeling of loneliness that sometimes comes with living alone. However, if you have never owned a dog before, you must keep in mind that there are several things that must be done to keep your pet healthy. If you are in need of guidance for your particular breed of dog, you should start taking him or her to a veterinarian as soon as you make the purchase. Read More»

What You Should Do When Your Cat Is Expecting

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If your cat is pregnant, you are no doubt eagerly expecting your kitty’s new arrivals. However, it is important for you to know what to do when your cat is preparing to deliver her babies, as well as immediately after your cat gives birth. Read this basic primer to understand what you should and shouldn’t do while your cat is going from getting ready to give birth to taking care of her new kittens. Read More»