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

The Best Tick Sprays

Finding the best tick spray for your pet means reading reviews, studying product features, and diving into the ins and outs of ingredient lists. With the right tick spray, you can rest assured that your pet is protected from this disease-carrying insect. We reviewed dozens of tick sprays to identify the best of the best,… Read More

The Best Cat Pheromone Diffusers

Is your cat acting out or exhibiting aggressive behavior? Cats can act out for a lot of reasons: a change in housing, bringing home a new family member, losing a family member, or even your neighbor three houses down adopting a new cat! When these stressful events occur, your cat can begin venting their disapproval… Read More

The Best Puppy Training Pads

The ideal way to toilet train your puppy is with regular trips outdoors to eliminate and careful observation to watch for signs that he needs to go. However, puppy training pads can help avoid unfortunate accidents on the floor when you’re out of the house or can’t give your pup your full attention. Rather than… Read More

The Best Dog Multivitamins

As pet owners, we all want our dogs to be happy and healthy. Sometimes though, it can be hard for our pets to eat a well-rounded diet that offers all the nutrients and vitamins they need. Many commercial dog foods simply do not offer a complete list of vitamins and minerals, which can lead to… 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

The Best Cat Urine Odor Removers

Nearly every cat owner has experienced it at one point or another – inappropriate marking. Almost every cat will have an accident outside the litter box at least once in their life whether it’s because of stress or simply because you accidentally locked them in the bathroom! No matter the reason, however, no one wants… Read More

The Best Pet Carpet Cleaners

We love our pets with all our hearts, but we don’t love the stains they leave on our carpets from muddy paws, urine, vomit, and who knows what else. However, you don’t have to choose between hard floors and a life of smelly, dirty carpets—the proper pet carpet cleaner can remove even the toughest of… Read More

Article by Brentnie Daggett, Rentec Direct The latest stats from the ASPCA show that more than 40 percent of households have a pet as part of the family. Anyone who has a furry friend knows how much fun, joy and comfort that they can bring into the home. But, pet owners can also tell you how… 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

The Best Cat Flea Collars

A flea infestation can cause a host of problems for your cat. Fleas are itchy and unpleasant and may even carry parasites that can infect your cat. In order to prevent an itchy problem, it’s important to treat fleas before they attack your cat. A flea collar can help prevent a flea infestation before it… 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

The Best Dog Flea Collars

There are countless wonderful things about dogs, but fleas aren’t one of them. Unfortunately, dealing with fleas is just part of being a dog parent, and you have to decide the best way to prevent or get ride of them. If you’re looking for an alternative to tablets or “spot on” style treatments, flea collars… 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

The Best Joint Supplements for Dogs

Joint health is extremely important for our canines to live long and happy lives. After all, functioning joints are what let our dogs move and run freely without pain or stiffness. Sometimes though, our beloved pets need a little extra boost to keep their joints healthy and functioning as best as they can. Joints can… 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

The Best Dog Dewormers

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. Many pet parents find themselves purchasing a dewormer after diagnosis at the veterinarian’s office or when bringing home a new puppy. If your… 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

How to Take Care of a Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs, sometimes called cavies, are hardy, funny, easy-to-maintain pets that are growing in popularity. Affectionate and good with children, guinea pigs don’t require a lot of special care. Still, with any pet, it’s important to know how to keep them healthy and happy. Read on to learn about how to take care of your… Read More

What Do You Need for a Kitten

When you adopt a new kitten, you may be overwhelmed with cuteness. You will likely find yourself spending a lot of time just playing with her for those first few days. All too often we get wrapped up in showering a new kitten with affection and forgetting the basics about what you’ll actually need for… Read More

How to Treat Worms in Cats

There are several ways your cat can get worms: fleas, hunting, exposure to infected cats or infected feces; worms can even be passed on through their mother’s milk. While it is possible to minimize the risks, you may find it virtually impossible to eliminate the risk of parasitic worms entirely. Because of this, you need… Read More

How to Prevent Hairballs

If you’re a cat owner, you know all too well the bother of your cat’s hairballs. Not only is the coughing and gagging a frequent cause of worry for you, but it also has to be annoying for your poor cat, too. It will often lead to vomit, also, which makes it more than just annoying… Read More

How to Entertain a Cat

You love your cat and probably hate to think of her bored. What would your cat do if forced to entertain herself? A bored cat is much more prone to destruction, and your house will thank you for finding alternative outlets for your cat’s energy. If you’re drawing a blank on how to entertain her,… Read More

How to Put a Dog on a Diet

If your vet has mentioned to you that your pup has a few pounds to lose, you may be surprised. After all, your dog does not need to bend to unrealistic social standards, does he? He’s adorable the way he is! Except adorable doesn’t equal healthy and if your vet thought it worth mentioning, you… Read More

How to De-Shed a Dog

It’s important to note there are several different reasons for a dog shedding. The most common, and unavoidable one, is the change in season. Your dog gets a thicker coat in the colder months to protect him from the elements, and he sheds that excess in the spring to prepare for warmer temperatures. Other reasons… Read More

What To Do When Your Dog Has Fleas

It can be so hard to see your loved ones in discomfort, even if that loved one is your family dog. The stress of it can even make you second guess what you probably already know you should do. That can certainly be the case for when your pooch has a flea infestation. To take… Read More

How to Take Care of a Betta Fish

If you’ve gone into any pet store, you’ve seen the brightly colored betta fish swimming around all alone in their little bowls. The reason they are alone is that their other name is the Siamese Fighting Fish; these aquatic pets don’t get along well with others, so they are happy to live their lives in… Read More

How to Prevent Ticks on Cats

When petting your cat, the last thing you want is to find a tick attached to her. If you’re already seeing ticks latched onto her, you will probably need to get her looked at by the vet. Ticks can carry several life-threatening diseases that can be transmitted to your cat (and you). So the safest… Read More

What Do I Need for a New Puppy?

Getting a new puppy can be a really exciting time for your family. However, you may find yourself getting so wrapped up in picking out what breed of dog and where you’re going to get him that you may let slip what you actually need for when he comes home. We’ve compiled a brief list… Read More

What is the Best Flea Treatment for Cats?

Fleas can be a really serious problem for your cat. If you don’t notice your cat has fleas right away, you may begin to notice an issue with her skin. Fleas will often cause flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) in cats, and if your cat isn’t prone to scratching, that may be the first indicator you… Read More

What Do Hamsters Need?

Just like getting any pet, buying a hamster comes with a lot of new responsibilities. The first step is always to make sure you’re up to the task, and that is followed shortly by the list of supplies and equipment you’ll need. It’s funny to imagine such a little thing needing so much, and in… Read More

How to Put Your Cat on a Diet

You may love your fluffy kitty, no matter her size, but if your cat starts struggling with obesity, it may be time to put your fat cat on a diet. Talk to your vet before you take any drastic measures, but once you do, you may find getting your cat to diet is even harder… Read More

How to Prevent Ticks on Dogs

Sometimes it seems like there are a million things your dog can get into that can hurt him. Your backyard carries all kinds of risks, and ticks are a big one. Keeping ticks off your dog and out of your home is something you will need to keep up with. It isn’t a war you… Read More

How to Clean a Fish Tank

Cleaning your aquarium is a big part of your responsibility as a fish owner. Keeping the water at the proper temperature and the tank properly cleaned is key to healthy, happy fish. There are plenty of differences in saltwater and freshwater fish, but in terms of cleaning their habitat, there are a few basics you’ll… Read More

How to Give a Dog a Bath

Your pooch loves to be pet and showered with attention. But you won’t want to give him that attention if he smells like something rotten or feels like something slimy. And more than just your own preferences, if you want your dog to feel comfortable and his skin and coat healthy, it’s recommended you wash… Read More

How to Train a Cat to Use a Litter Box

Having a cat live inside with you means a few big responsibilities. Probably the first priority is making sure they know how to use their facilities, and that means litter training them. Using a litter box is actually instinctual for most cats – a place where they can use the bathroom and easily bury it… Read More