Warm weather brings lots of outdoor adventures, open windows, and extra time in the yard for your dog (and even for curious cats). These enjoyable activities can be risky if your dog runs off into the woods or your cat escapes through a torn screen or open door. It’s important to protect your pet from these risks, and one easy way to do that is by making sure they have the proper identification on them at all times.
Easter is the first major holiday of spring, and many of us spend is at large gatherings with friends and family. If you are hosting an Easter celebration this year, or travelling to one with your pets, make sure you consider these four issues regarding Easter and dogs to ensure a safe celebration for all.
National Pet Day was founded in 2006 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige with a goal of celebrating “the joy pets bring to our lives,” as well as increasing awareness of the many pets in shelters who need our help and love. Do you have a special pet in your life, or a desire to help homeless animals?
As winter ends and spring 2017 arrives, here are a few of our favorite seasonal stories focused on senior pets that we've found during the first few months of the year.
National Puppy Day is March 23rd, and spring is a time when many of us welcome adorable new companions into our lives - hopefully for many years to come. If you are considering adopting a puppy, there are many things you can do to ensure that they live a long, happy, healthy life with you. Here are our five best puppy care tips:
On March 13th of 1942, the United States Army started training dogs for their new War Dog Program, also known as the K-9 Corps. The K-9 Corps first accepted numerous dog breeds, but eventually limited their selection to German Shepherds, Belgian sheep dogs, Doberman Pinschers, collies, Siberian Huskies, Malumutes, and Eskimo dogs. Today, the majority of dog working in the United States military are German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois, two breeds that are known for being smart, loyal, and strong.
March is the month when many of us start getting outside more; cleaning out our homes and garages, working in the garden, and hosting more get-togethers as the weather improves. March is also Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and the timing is perfect as many spring activities expose us (and our pets) to new dangers.
Your pet is a unique individual with their own abilities, personality, wants, and needs. Part of keeping them happy and healthy is making sure that you choose the diet, supplements, exercise program, and overall daily care that is best for your special dog or cat.
As better care allows our pets to live longer, we want to make sure that our dogs have a great quality of life in their golden years. There are many ways to make sure that your pet’s physical body stays in the best shape possible, but what about their mind? One way that you can ensure that your pet’s brain stays strong is by considering what you are feeding them – both their daily diet and supplements. The right combination can lead to a happy and healthy companion.
Do you have your recommended dental appointments scheduled for this year? How about for your dog or cat? February is Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s an important reminder that just like you, your pets can experience plaque and tartar build up that can eventually lead to periodontal disease.