Has Your Pet’s Behavior Gone To The Dogs?

January Is Both National Train Your Dog Month and Walk Your Dog Month Every dog owner’s dream: a healthy, well-behaved pooch snuggled at your feet. The frequent reality: constant scolding for chewing on furniture, counter surfing, jumping, barking and pulling on the leash. To avoid becoming bored and destructive, not to mention overweight, dogs need…

Holiday Pet Safety: 19 Items to Avoid – Digestive Health

Keep Your Pet Safe During the Holidays Deck the halls, the ho-ho-holiday season is finally here! If you include four-legged friends in your holiday celebrations, it’s important to make sure your pet stays safe. Let’s take a closer look at pet digestive health during the holidays, and how you can keep your furry friends happy…

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

How to Tell If Your Dog or Cat Has Cancer Each November, pet lovers mark National Pet Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. This special designation aims to help pet owners prevent, detect and fight cancer in our furry friends.   Cancer can develop in any dog or cat. While some breeds are more commonly…

Let’s Celebrate! October is National Pet Wellness Month 

7 Tips for Pet Wellness  Each October, we celebrate National Pet Wellness Month. This special recognition aims to promote pet health and wellness all month long.   At PetAlive, pet wellness is our mission every day. Helping pet parents raise happy and healthy pets is at the center of everything we do. Whether you’re welcoming a…

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month 

How to tell if your pet is in pain  Each September we recognize Animal Pain Awareness Month, which coincides with human medicine’s Pain Awareness Month. The IVAPM (International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management) created this pet-friendly month in 2015 to raise awareness about how animals experience pain and what humans can do to help.  Animals…

Back-to-School Pet Separation Anxiety

How to get your cat or dog ready for the school year Long, sunny days. No school. More humans around, especially the little ones. For pets, summer is when they can count on more belly rubs, back scratches and nose-to-nose fun. But now that the school year is approaching, how will your cat or dog…

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…