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

Dog and owner

This is a guest post by John Kahal, CEO, Solutions 4 Recovery Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows how wonderful it feels to come home and be greeted by a wagging tail or gentle purrs. They love us, our animals, no matter what we look like, how much money we earn, or whether… Read More

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Chances are it can say a lot about you. Studies have shown that dog owners are more extroverted while cat owners can be more neurotic. Does this sound true? What about famous pet owners like Picasso, Hemingway and Queen Elizabeth? If you know them well enough… Read More

Dogs and Fence

Pet owners know that dogs need an accessible area to run and play; and that is why they are keen on the idea of a dog fence for their yard. While pet owners want a reliable fence for their dog, they admit that the price tag may dictate one type of fence over another. Therefore,… Read More

Dog and food bowl in the background

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cat's paws on couch

One of the biggest purchases that goes into a home is the furniture–nothing makes a room like a big cozy sectional, a stately chaise lounge, or an overstuffed armchair by the fire. Of course, nothing really compliments a cozy chair quite like a content, sleepy feline. However, most cats can’t help but sharpen their claws… Read More

Giving a cat a bath

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

Cat stepping outside of litter box

All it takes is one time for your cat to pee outside of the litter box and the smell will linger. It’s not just about the potent smell, though. If you don’t promptly take care of the cat urine smell, your cat will keep up the behavior. Most people are aware that cat pee is… Read More

Barking dog

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

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

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

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

Adopting a puppy

What are the most important questions to ask pet adoption centers and shelters when you’re considering adopting a pet? Pet overpopulation is a problem and it’s estimated that 6.5 million animals enter pet shelters in the US every year. Sadly a portion of the animals have to be euthanized to make room for newcomers. For… Read More

Cleaning a cat's ears

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

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

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

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

If you’ve done your homework, you know how much it costs each year to have a pet. And if you’re a homeowner, and you’ve also done your homework, you know how much your home is worth. But how are the two related? You’d be surprised to find out that owning a pet can drastically diminish… Read More

Boxers are known od trer being curious, playful, and more energetic than most breeds. Being a large and imposing dog, once grown, makes them wonderful for family protection – but they may also exhibit potentially problematic behavior without proper training. Be sure to start training your boxer puppy early on to ensure he/she grows up… Read More

Pets are great company to have around. They help us to get more exercise and they greet us at the door when we come home from a long day. Having a pet while renting, however, can sometimes get a bit tricky. Many building complexes have rules, and so it’s important to be sure that your… Read More

You brought a new German Shepherd puppy into your home, and the bond is created from the moment you look into those big beautiful brown eyes.  Puppies are adorable, gentle and loyal, but they do require a great deal of guidance and structure within the family unit. Training your German Shepherd puppy takes time, patience… Read More

Beagles. Adorable, low-maintenance and good-natured—beagles are small-ish dogs with a sense of humor. They’re great with kids, can live in an apartment, and you don’t need to groom them. It’s easy to see why beagles are an in-demand breed. But, it’s not all cuddles and rainbows. Beagles, especially beagle puppies have a reputation for being… Read More

Cannabinoids are becoming quite popular for pets who suffer from arthritis or joint pain since they can help relieve pain and inflammation. It’s important for pet owners to know how use cannabinoids properly. We’re sharing this informative guide from our friends at ElleVet Sciences. ElleVet has partnered with one of the top veterinary schools in the country… Read More

Congratulations on your new Husky puppy! The Siberian Husky is known as an intelligent, headstrong dog. This means that to succeed in training your new puppy, you’re going to need to be diligent and consistent. You will need to establish yourself as the leader; if your Husky puppy does not respect you, it’s not going… Read More

French Bulldogs are popular pets for a wide variety of reasons: They’re friendly and affectionate, they’re bright and playful, and they do well in all kinds of living situations. From small city apartments to larger homes with outdoor space, the Frenchie will be perfectly happy and doesn’t just do well with other pets and children—it… Read More

You may have heard that Rottweilers are working dogs, and you’ve heard right. According to the American Kennel Club,  Rottweilers are naturally protective and a very trainable breed that loves to be given a job to do. They make great guard, police, herding, and service dogs. But not everyone realizes that Rottweilers can also be… Read More

Shih Tzus are a popular breed, known for their small size and playful personality. But as puppies, Shih Tzus can be challenging to train. As adorable as this breed is, though, it’s important to start training as early as possible. Not only will this give you a break from weeks of cleaning up household accidents… Read More

As a new pet owner, you’re super excited about the joys of owning a Doberman puppy. There’s nothing cuter than a little dog with puppy breath and a huge sense of curiosity. But, puppies can be frustrating and tiring to deal with. They like to chew things, make messes in the house, and wake you… Read More

Dogs have a well-earned reputation as “man’s best friend,” but let’s face it: they can also be a pain in the butt! All canines require a lot of work, but an untrained dog can make your life more stressful and difficult. Responsible and rewarding dog ownership will require at least some level of training. If… Read More

Pet ownership offers a multitude of benefits for physical and emotional health. After a long and difficult day, nothing can compare to the unconditional love you receive from a sweet pet. In fact, research has shown that pets can decrease both blood pressure and anxiety, and perhaps even boost immunity. Plus, they can help you find… Read More