Is There a Link Between Pets, People and Mental Health?

How You and Your Four Legged Friend Can Help Each Other Manage Stress May is Mental Health Awareness Month (for humans), and a consistent recommendation from mental health experts is that people with mental health issues can benefit from spending more time with animals. What’s behind this recommendation and how does it help people improve…

Can Dogs Have Allergies? Can Cats Have Allergies?

How to Help Your Pet With Allergies Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from allergies. Dogs and cats can also react to allergens in their environment or food. All breeds of either species can be affected. Let’s take a closer look at signs of allergic reactions in pets. We’ll also share some tips on…

Kennel Cough Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Tips On How to Treat Kennel Cough After your dog comes home from boarding, you notice a dry, hacking cough. It almost sounds like they want to clear their throat. When he or she starts making a noise that sounds like a goose honk, you start to wonder, Could these be signs of kennel cough?…

Natural Remedies for Your Pet’s Itchy Skin

How to Help Your Cat or Dog Stop Itching If your pet’s never-ending itching and licking is making life miserable, you may wonder what you can do to help your cat or dog stop scratching. The first step is to determine what’s causing the itch. Occasional dry skin is normal for pets, but frequent itching…

January is Walk Your Dog Month!

8 Safety Tips for Walking Your Dog January may be cold and dark, but don’t let that discourage you from getting outside for physical activity with your furry friend. Walk Your Dog Month was founded to help dog owners get up and moving with their pets Dogs need exercise all year long. The best way…

How to Help Your Pet with Halloween Anxiety

6 Tips for Stressed-out Cats and Dogs During This Sc-sc-scary Season Halloween is a fun time to dress up and run around the neighborhood trick or treating. But the things that make this season so exciting for humans can be super scary for our four-legged friends. For pet owners, watching our dog or cat feel…

Black Cat Superstitions: Fact vs. Fiction

National Black Cat Appreciation Day is August 17 Whether you’re superstitious or not, there’s no denying that black cats have a spooky stigma. Historically associated with bad luck, witchcraft and Halloween, they often conjure a sc-sc-scary stereotype. Unfortunately, these old superstitions may mean cats with black fur have a harder time finding their fur-ever home. Some…

July Is National Lost Pet Prevention Month

How to Prevent Losing Your Pet and What To Do If Your Cat or Dog Goes Missing Every pet parent can relate to the fear of losing a beloved animal. Where are they? Are they ok? Will they ever come home? If you’ve ever experiencing that sinking feeling, you’re not alone. Half of all pets…

How to Help Pets Who Are Scared of Thunder

Tips to Calm Cats and Dogs During Thunderstorms Even before the thunderstorm hits, your dog whines and paces around the room. Your cat has retreated to the back of the closet and hisses when you try to get close. It’s going to be another long night, you think. For pet owners, watching our furry friends…

7 Tips to Prepare Your Pet for Your Return to Work

How to get your pet ready for the end of remote working For many pet owners, working from home during COVID-19 shutdowns came with the unexpected benefit of more snout time with their dogs and cats. After more than a year of near-constant contact with our furry friends, how will pets react as more of…

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Why keeping your pet’s teeth clean helps their overall health As humans, brushing our teeth is a daily habit. Imagine the consequences if you skipped a week…or even years. When we ignore our cat’s or dog’s teeth, that’s the health predicament we put our furry friends in. To shine a light on the importance of…

Why It’s Incredibly Important to Train Your Dog

Obedience Training Helps You Teach Your Dog Basic Life Skills and Avoid Behavior Problems “NO!” “Down!” “Back!” “Out!” “Get off the couch!” It’s enough to make even the happiest tail stop wagging. Dogs may be man’s (and woman’s) best friend, but they’re not born knowing how to navigate a world full of human rules. By…