Black and white puppy sitting in catnip bushes

Cats have all the fun! If you’ve ever had a cat that goes bonkers for catnip, then you might be wondering about catnip for dogs too. But can dogs have catnip? Will it even have the same effect? The good news is that catnip is safe for dogs. It’s non-toxic and is safe to consume, but… Read More

How to Properly Loose Leash Walk Your Dog

One very common reason why some owners hesitate to take their canine outdoors for exercise or for a walk is because their dog just pulls while on a leash. The pulling and tugging quickly gets frustrating and can lead to tripping or even injury to your dog and yourself. Plus, the constant pulling and tugging… Read More

Inception Dog Food Review

Inception Pet Foods is created by Pets Global, Inc., located in Valencia, California. Inception consists of meat first, grain friendly recipes that also offer a matching wet can formula. Healthy ingredients: Nutrient-dense ingredients such as oats, millet, and milo are included in the recipes. No potatoes, No legumes: There’s no need to worry if your… Read More

5 Weight Loss Tips for Cats

Like humans, cats can put on a few extra pounds, especially as they get older and their metabolism slows down. And undoubtedly, weight loss is one of the most difficult challenges for humans and pets alike. Helping your cat lose unecessary weight will not only ensure they’re in optimal health, it may even add extra… Read More

As a dog lover who cares about the latest breakthroughs in pet health, you may have heard about hemp oil for dogs and want to learn more about this natural product. Although many potential health benefits of hemp oil for dogs have been speculated by research on lab animals and indeed even humans, few have… Read More

Dogs running

Sometimes a pet gets through the barriers you use to protect them. Whether they slip out of a cracked door or hop over the dog fence in your yard, finding out that they’re gone can be devastating. So what do you do if your furry friend runs away? Use your resources to find them again!… Read More

The Best Cat Doors and Flaps

If you have a cat that goes both in and out of your home, then there’s a good chance that cat will be a bit of a bother when it comes to how he goes in and out. The same goes for if you keep his litter box out of the way and in a room… Read More

Dog Training

“Jump! Sit! Stay!” Training your dog the right way requires an investment of dedicated practice time, patience and perseverance. It can be a lot of hard work! To keep your dog engaged, it’s common to train with the help of a tasty treat. And who could say no to “the look”- that hungry, hypnotizing stare… Read More

Giveaway

The holidays are here and Pet Life Today is in the holiday spirit! In collaboration with NomNomNow, Redbarn and FitBark, we’re giving away awesome pet products that you and your pets will love! Prizes NomNomNow Win one of two giveaways for two weeks worth of NomNomNow dog or cat food (up to 2 dogs) and 100… Read More

By Dr. Ruth Roberts DVM, CVA, CVH, CVFT As a holistic, integrative veterinarian, I have dedicated my life to keeping pets healthy, in the safest and most natural ways possible. So, when I saw the food my patients were eating was actually impacting their health negatively, I decided to do something about it. That’s why… Read More

A pet’s safety and security are among the top priorities of every good pet owner. Proper training and handling are important in saving your dog’s life. Dogs that are well-trained have lesser anxiety, which may expose them to certain health risks. They also calmer temperaments, so they are less likely to respond aggressively to new… Read More

Happy Dog with Nice Teeth
Pet Dental & Nail Care

Keeping your dog in tip-top health is certainly a challenging task. In between ensuring they’re getting enough exercise, and are eating healthily, it can be difficult to think of all of the other important health considerations that exist. Your dog’s dental health is one of those arduous, but vital tasks that often falls by the… Read More

Dog and food bowl in the background
Pet Food & Treats

It might surprise you to learn that many of your dog’s nutritional needs mirror your own. Your dog benefits from fresh, whole, and high quality ingredients that are easily digestible and packed with nutritional value. Each component of your dog’s diet serves a specific purpose, and in combination, allow your dog to live a healthy,… Read More

Back in April, we interviewed Dr. Mandell about Pet First Aid. Since it’s summer and temperatures have been soaring throughout the nation, we asked Dr. Mandell some questions about how to keep your pets safe during this hot summer season. Dr. Mandell also tells us about a helpful Cat & Dog First Aid Online Training… Read More

Constipated dog in bed
Pet Digestive Issues & Care

If your dog is having difficulty answering nature’s call, chances are he’s not the happiest pup on the block. Just like us, dogs often become bloated, uncomfortable, and sluggish when constipated. Severe cases can be painful and, if left untreated, may even lead to long-term digestive problems. Luckily, with a little know-how, pet owners can… Read More

Vet trimming a dog's nails
Pet Dental & Nail Care

A lot of people don’t cut their dog’s nails because they’re afraid of upsetting the dog, getting bitten or creating a bad feeling all around. That makes nail cutting stressful and a chore every time a dog owner goes to do it. If you’re lucky and your dog gets a lot of exercise, you might… Read More

Person trimming a cat's nails
Pet Dental & Nail Care

Aside from being slightly irritating, sharp cat claws scuffing your carpet may seem harmless. At worst, you spot a piece that you have to cover with a lamp and teach your cat to finally start using that expensive scratching post. However, sharp claws can cause more than damage to your carpet or a tear in… Read More

Puppy biting owner's fingers
Getting a New Pet

No doubt puppies are cute, well that is until they sink their sharp baby teeth into your delicate skin. The truth is for a young pup; biting is one of the most natural things in the world to do. For them, biting is a means of exploration, playing and fending off attacks. Stopping your puppy… Read More

Pet Flea & Tick Control

Summer is here! For many people with furry companions that means it’s time to take their pets out on fun-filled hiking excursions or more walks around the park or in the neighborhood. Although summer is the perfect time to enjoy more outdoor activities with your pet, it’s also the time to take some cautionary measures… Read More

Person with Golden Hamster
Getting a New Pet

Hamsters make great pets – they’re low-maintenance, cute, and don’t take up much space. Unfortunately, though, some hamsters also have a tendency to bite. If you’re thinking about bringing home a new furry friend, or if you already have a hamster that bites, there are some things you can do to prevent this behavior. These… Read More

Dog with Seasonal Allegies
Pet Eye & Ear Care

Dogs are often considered man’s best companions. However, they’re a lot more like humans than we often realize. For instance, they can get seasonal allergies. If you notice that your dog is sneezing, seems uncomfortable or is generally acting like you do when you feel allergic, your dog might be suffering from seasonal allergies. To… Read More

Pet Insurance & Safety

This article was originally published on GoCompare Pet insurance gives you quick access to care when your pet’s in need, and depending on what your policy includes, it may also cover you for some costs at the vets, such as your pet’s annual check-up and vaccinations, up to a certain sum. As you compare pet insurance… Read More

Giving a cat a bath
Pet Grooming Supplies

Considering the amount of grooming cats do every day, you wouldn’t think that you’d need to bathe your cat. And you’d be right. Cats obsessively clean themselves, so they typically only need regular brushing. However, there are situations where you’ll need to give your cat a bath. You may have just adopted a new kitten… Read More

The Best Dog Dewormers
Pet Digestive Issues & Care

Worms are a familiar, yet disgusting issue that many pet owners face. Not only do worms pose a hazard to your dog, but they’re also contagious to other pets and family members. If you have other pets in your household who are suffering for worm issues, make sure to treat them too. To find the… Read More

Barking dog
Dog Training

It’s natural for dogs to bark, but it’s a nuisance to owners and their neighbors. Whether you’re making an urgent phone call or putting down a sleeping baby, it’s helpful to know how to quiet a barking dog. Some dogs bark at every person who walks by, whereas others howl while their owner is at… Read More

Dog, clicker and treat
Dog Training

Whether you’ve just bought a new puppy, or have an older dog who’s been a member of your family for years, choosing the right method of disciplining and training your dog can help you form a rewarding relationship with your pet. But determining how to discipline your dog can be tricky. There are so many… Read More

Misbehaving cat
Dog Training

You’re in bed, about to drift off to sleep, when you hear the unfortunate sound of your cat ripping your brand new furniture into shreds. Or, you walk passed the dining room table and your cat attacks you out of nowhere. Or, even worse, your kitty decides the litter box is the only place it… Read More

Dog ears
Pet Grooming Supplies

Cleaning your dog’s ears is absolutely vital to maintaining your pooch’s overall health and wellbeing. Keeping your dog’s ears clean can prevent them from getting ear infections and troublesome ear parasites, such as mites. But, this task can easily become complicated and difficult. After all, you must ensure that you do get all the gunk… Read More

Cleaning a cat's ears
Pet Grooming Supplies

Cats are quite efficient in keeping themselves tidy, but even they need our help when it comes to keeping their ears clean. Although a cat’s ear has a natural cleaning mechanism that enables the wax to move toward the outer part of the ear, regular checks are necessary to avoid possible ear infections and other… Read More

Brushing a cat's teeth
Pet Dental & Nail Care

If you have a cat, then you may already know that grooming your pet is an essential part of your routine. But don’t forget that part of the grooming routine also includes brushing your cat’s teeth. Cat dental disease is a common health problem for cats. Plaque and bacteria can grow inside the mouth of… Read More

Brushing a dog's teeth
Pet Dental & Nail Care

If you’re a dog owner, chances are you’ve noticed your dog’s breath isn’t always the freshest. But cleaning your dogs’ teeth isn’t just a benefit for your olfactory senses – it’s essential to a dog’s health and well-being. Poor dental hygiene in a dog can lead to gum disease or painful tooth decay, and can… Read More

Pet Travel

Are you a dog owner and planning on taking your pet on a drive? If you’re running late, packing for a holiday or just plain busy, it can be hard to remember what exactly you need to pack for your dog for your next trip. If you’re going on a road trip that includes a… Read More