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…

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…