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…

Healthful Pet Treats for the Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season! As we share time, treats, and meals with our friends and family it’s only natural to include our four-legged family members. How do we keep Buddy and Bella healthy and happy while allowing them to partake in a treat or two? Fortunately, there are common fruits and vegetables that make perfect…

10 Signs Your Dog Is Stressed

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. It can come from an event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous and uncomfortable.  You are probably aware of your physical and emotional reactions to stress. You may even be able to tell…

Keeping Your Pet Comfortable

Is Your Pet Comfortable? All pet parents will agree, we love our pets.  We love them for their unique personalities, their unconditional love, their ability to sense and respond to our moods, and a long, long list of other reasons. From the time our pets join our families we want them to be happy, healthy…

Fun Facts about Black Cats

In honor of National Black Cat Appreciation Day, here are some fun facts about black cats. Black is a coat color and not a breed of cat.  Black cats can be found across 22 different breeds. The International Cat Association recognizes 71 different breeds of cats, so black cats can be found in 30% of…

Top 10 Poisonous Plants for Dogs and Cats

Summer has been underway and with many areas in full bloom, more questions arise about which plants may be dangerous to our pets. In this month’s blog we are sharing some of the most dangerous plants to dogs and cats. If you witness, or suspect that your pet has ingested a poisonous plant contact your…

Living and Loving for a Lifetime – Caring for an Aging Pet

When we decide to become pet parents, we commit to love and care for our pets from their first entry to our home through their last breath.  While no parent wants to think about life without their beloved pet, we all know that day will come. Today, pets are living longer than ever before.  With…

Kennel-Free Boarding

As owner and operator of Almost Home Pet Farm, kennel-free boarding the best part of my day was picking up dogs in the city.  Seeing all the beaming pet parents with their vibrating pups always put a smile on my face.  One-by-one the dogs would pile in the little blue van as I buckled them…

Working from Home with Pets

As the world has changed and we are working and learning from home, many of us have acquired a new set of co-workers.  Co-workers who don’t respect personal space, demand our attention when they want it, and try to help.  The internet is full of photos and videos of pets’ photo-bombing conference calls, cats sleeping…

Poison Prevention Week – Keeping Your Pets Safe

In 1961 Congress designated the third full week of March as National Poison Prevention week.  There are 55 poison control centers in the United States. In 2018 these centers provided telephone assistance for nearly 2.1 million human poison exposures.  There is a poison exposure reported to the U.S. poison control centers every 15 seconds. During…

Australia is burning and why you should care

Australia, the land down under, of kangaroos and koala bears.  Where you can find vegemite, Foster’s and shrimp on the barbie.  Australia is a bucket list trip for those with wanderlust. But recently, the news from Australia has been about the devastating fires the country is experiencing. Fires, multiple fires across the country, of a…