You could narrow down pet care into two broad categories: their happiness and their health. Taking care of your pet's happiness is obviously the fun and easy part, but taking care of their health can be trickier. One aspect that often gets overlooked is your pet's dental care.
Our pets are precious, but they're not invincible. They're as susceptible to diseases and infections as the rest of us. That's why it's important to keep them up-to-date with all of their shots. It's the best way to grant them immunity against future diseases.
Are you certain that your pet is getting the proper nutrition from the food your feed them? If you feed an off-the-shelf kibble or wet food, you may think that your dog or cat is getting all the nutrients they need to thrive. Unfortunately, that may not be the case.
Last night, your dog was behaving the way he always does—begging for table scraps, scratching at the door to go out and barking at the neighbors. This morning, something is wrong. His head is tilted, and his eyes are moving strangely from side to side. On top of that, he seems to have trouble walking.
It's summer time, and that means fun in the sun! Flying frisbees, cookouts, long games of fetch, and dozens of other activities all await you... but that's not all that's waiting out in the tall grass. It's also tick season, and if you want to make sure your four-legged companion doesn't bring any new friends home then it's important to keep the following tips in mind.
Panting is a very normal and necessary function of canines. In fact, it serves to regulate your dog's internal temperature. But perhaps you may wonder, what is the purpose of panting? And, when if ever should I be concerned about my dog's panting?
Adopting a puppy can be a joyful experience for first-time dog owners. Pet parents may spend weeks helping their new furbabies adjust to their forever homes. Many owners provide basic training for their dogs. They teach them how to potty, walk on a leash, and follow basic obedience commands. Although these lessons are essential, pet parents may overlook one critical training: teaching their puppies to stay at home, alone.
The temperature is starting to climb, but it is still gorgeous enough out to spend time on the go and outdoors with your pet. Summer is the perfect time to play, but you do need to be aware of some of the risks that are unique to this time of the year. From the rapidly rising temperature on the inside of a vehicle to interactions with wildlife, here's what you need to know to keep your pet safe this summer.
It's something every dog owner never wants to happen.
You go outside and discover someone left the fence door open or somehow he magically got off his leash.
Either way your beloved dog is gone and you're instantly filled with heartbreak, fear and the instinct to take action immediately. What are you supposed to do?
While finding your lost friend isn't always a guarantee, there are a ton of things you can do to increase the chances of finding him!