Sign in

News

Your Pet’s Pearly Whites: Pet Dental Health Month

Your Pet’s Pearly Whites: Pet Dental Health Month

Many people believe that pets naturally have bad breath. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Odor from your pet's mouth could indicate serious dental damage. The good news is, there are steps you can take to keep Rover's mouth as clean as a (dog) whistle. There is no better time than the beginning of February to update your knowledge on pet dental health: it is Pet Dental Health Month! Preventative Care Just like with your mouth, the first step in maintaining pet dental health is regular preventative cleaning. The best way to do this is to brush your dog or...

Read more →

Transitioning Your Cat's Food with Cat Treats

Transitioning Your Cat's Food with Cat Treats

So you're thinking about changing your cat's food. Whether you're doing it for health, you want to change the type of food, or you just want to get your cat onto a rotational diet, convincing your cat to eat something new can be difficult. After all, new is scary! Their instincts tell them that something they don't recognize might make them sick, so they're often skeptical of anything different in their bowl. While there are many ways to help convince your cat to eat something new, an often overlooked technique is using treats. When using this method, you want the...

Read more →

Could Your Pets Suffer From SAD?

Could Your Pets Suffer From SAD?

Humans and dogs share similar brain chemistry, according to science. With this being said, one study shows that one in three pet-owners believe their pets suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder: a type of depression that is characterized by multiple symptoms during certain times of year. Because of the shorter days and longer nights, our biological responses begin to change. We use less serotonin and more melatonin. Similarly, cats and dogs can also struggle to retain their usual energy and great attitudes because they, too, have the same kinds of biological makeup as far as hormones and neurotransmitters go. If you notice your pets being...

Read more →

The Joys of Dog Toys

The Joys of Dog Toys

Toys--we all love them! From tiny tots' blocks and teddy bears, to grown ups' cars and tools, toys make life more fun! But you don't have to be human to enjoy the benefits of a good plaything. Dogs love them too! Providing your dog as a puppy with well-made toys puts him on a path of play for life. A sedentary lifestyle for our furry buddies, as for us humans, can lead to obesity and other secondary health concerns. Regular exercise is important, and playtime is a great way to get that exercise--not to mention the quality bonding time it...

Read more →

Car Travel with Your Dog: 5 Safety Tips to Follow

Car Travel with Your Dog: 5 Safety Tips to Follow

As a dog owner, you'll probably take your canine companion to the veterinarian, pet store, park and other locations in a typical year. However, you should follow these safety tips to reduce the risk of injury while promoting a positive and enjoyable experience. #1) Don't Allow Your Dog to Roam Free While it may seem harmless, you shouldn't allow your dog to roam free in the car. There are simply too many things that can go wrong with an unrestrained dog: he could distract you, get underneath your feet, or sustain serious injury in the event of a collision. #2)...

Read more →