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Five Homemade Treats For Your Pooch

We all love a delicious treat, especially homemade goodies. Well our canine friends enjoy them too! Wouldn’t you prefer your dog to be eating inexpensive healthy, easy-to-make homemade dog treats over the costly store-bought ones with harmful ingredients? To get you started, here are five quick and easy, healthy homemade dog treat recipes for delicious […]

Pets in the garden

As spring arrives, many of us are planting new gardens for the season. Gardens are great places to spend time with your family, but make sure you are aware of the dangers that some plants and chemicals can pose to your pets. Many common spring time plants are toxic to dogs and cats. Unlike children, […]

Why Do Cats Love Boxes?

Photo by Val D’Aquila / CC BY-NC-SA As many cat lovers have noticed, cats have a strange liking for boxes. Oftentimes they seem to shun the person who loves them so dearly to sit in a cardboard box. This begs the question, why do cats love boxes? Not one answer applies to every cat, but […]

What to Do with Your Pets in the Spring

  Photo by fPat Murray / CC BY To some, Spring is a wonderful time. Winter has finally melted away, the sun has come out and everything is starting to turn a vibrant shade of green. It’s the perfect season to be outside – be it reading, having a picnic or walking the dog. So, […]

Knowing What to Do in Case of a Pet Emergency

Photo by Aaron Merrifield / CC BY-NC Some may see the phrase “pet emergency” as the sudden desire to get a pet right away! While that might be a valid pet “emergency” to some, that’s not necessarily what I’m referring to here… A pet emergency of any kind can be very alarming. That being said, […]

Senior Dog Care

Senior dog care is a growing concern among owners. Due to improvements in veterinary care and dietary options, along with healthier habits, dogs are enjoying longer lifespans. So when does your dog become a senior pet? Around age 7. Larger breeds that normally have a shorter lifespan will start being considered a senior pet around […]

How to Treat Pet Allergies

Photo by Yagmur Adam / CC-BY-ND Pet allergies are crummy. There are two kinds of friends that would agree: The Allergic One: They can’t go to a friend’s house without what seems like an entire pharmacy in their bag. The Hospitable One: The person who can’t host in order to keep your friend from being […]

Dogs and Diet

Put healthy eating at the top of your dog’s resolutions! Diet and weight can top the list of New Year’s resolutions—for us and for our dogs. Whether you have four legs or two, being overweight has similar effects on the body: extra strain on the bones and joints, extra work for the heart and other organs, […]

Understanding Your Cats Sleeping Pattern

Have you ever wondered why your cat sleeps so much? You’ve probably noticed them lounging around the house a lot – or on you! – but did you know this is caused by genetics? Understanding the why and how of your cats sleeping pattern is an important way to keep them healthy and happy. Your […]

Fun Pet Care Tips You May Not Know

Photo by Sophia Charlotte / CC-BY-NC-ND Pets cost you a lot – time, attention, money, etc. Pet owners want to keep their pets happy and healthy – keeping the costs low at the same time. How do you achieve such an ambitious goal? The Internet, of course! We’ve compiled some fun pet care tips you […]