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Cats and Christmas Trees

Cats attacking Christmas trees during the holiday season is a big problem! Learn how to keep your tree safe from pets until Santa arrives. With Christmas around the corner, many households have set up the much beloved Christmas tree. However, keeping it up and fully decorated can sometimes be difficult when there is a feline […]

Pet Gifts

Santa doesn’t just visit all the little boys and girls. He also visits their furry friends and hands out pet gifts! I don’t know how it happens, but every Christmas seems to come up on the horizon out of nowhere. Before you know it, it’s already December and it’s time to start the holiday shopping. […]

My, What Shiny Teeth You Have

Photo by Rennett Stowe / CC BY When was the last time you brushed your pet’s teeth? As you may remember, keeping up with your animals dental hygiene was on the list of 2015 New Year’s resolutions ideas. For those out there who would prefer to take care of this at home rather than schedule […]

Do You Pay Enough Attention to Your Pets?

How much attention does your pet need? Do you have a pet, but are worried you aren’t spending enough time with it? Don’t fret, you’re not the only one! I live with a roommate and her cat, Mitzy.  My roommate has been gone most of the summer, and she is usually only home for about an […]

Do You Know Your Cat or Dog's Age?

  Photo by Moyan Brenn / CC BY-ND It is a common belief that one human year equals seven dog years. But is this really true? And what about Kitty? When I started writing today’s blog, I wanted to speak on the importance of annual check-ups for pets. However, I found a really interesting fact […]

Dogs and Cats Catch Pumpkin Fever Too!

Did you know that dogs and cats can both benefit from canned pumpkin? Some experts have found that canned pumpkin can boost a pet’s immune system, help pets with digestive issues, and promote a shiny and healthy fur coat. What is in canned pumpkin? Canned pumpkin is just the pureed form of pumpkin. It contains […]

Enjoy the Last Weekend of Summer with your Pets!

As we close out summer, we want to make sure to make the most of the last weekend. If you are looking for some fun ways to enjoy these last few summer days with your pet, here are some ideas: Take a walk on the beach – Most beaches designate whether or not they are […]

Feral Cats: How Can You Help?

  Photo by Chris Becker / CC BY-NC-ND Here kitty, kitty! There are hundreds of feral cats roaming the streets in the U.S. Learn how you can help! During football season, there is a sports bar that my friends and I like to frequent to watch the games. A few months ago, someone in our group […]

How Pets Help Children with Autism

Photo by Etolane / CC BY-NC-ND Autism is a mental condition associated with difficulty socializing and communicating clearly. Studies have shown that for a child with autism, having a pet improves social skills and assertiveness, along with the many other health benefits pets can offer for our health. 1. Social Benefits Conversation Starters. For kids […]

How to Get Rid of Pet Hair around Your House

Photo by Mr.TinDC / CC BY-ND Have you started thinking about spring cleaning? For pet owners, this seasonal task is a hassle for one reason: pet hair. It would seem that once you buy a pet, you are destined to find their fuzz on your clothes, furniture, floors, surfaces and cars for all eternity. Not […]

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