Tue 07.14.15

If your dog is chewing up your possessions in your absence -- rugs, furniture, what-have-you - there is a strong possibility that there may be periods of yelping, howling and whining occurring as well. You wouldn't know this, because, after all, you're away from your home and don’t hear it. The first step in changing the behavior is recognizing the behavior.  The next step involves recognizing that you are highly likely the one responsible for the behavior. Is the... Read more

Tue 02.24.15

There are several safety tips you can follow to help keep your pet safe. These come to us courtesy of the American Humane Association.

Don't Let Your Dog Ride In An Open Truck Bed

Any sudden start, stop, or turn may toss your pet onto the highway where it can get hit by oncoming traffic. It is estimated that at least 100,000 dogs die this way each year.Open truck beds do not provide any protection from the weather. Hot sun can heat the metal floor of... Read more
Mon 01.19.15

The New Year looks promising!  2015 is going to provide us with the opportunity to start fresh and keep on top of the goals that are most important to us.  Many of us resolve to eat better, exercise more, lose weight, establish a more effective work/life balance, enjoy life more… our goals are endless!  As we establish (or try to establish!) our own goals, now is the time to establish similar goals for our pets. This is time to evaluate their health and happiness and... Read more

Sun 07.13.14

Those of us who have, love and/or simply know animals, know about the healing power of animals.  That’s why dogs and cats are often companions for the sick and elderly.  People believe that the presence of an animal can actually help hospital patients recover quickly, but do we really know if the interaction is mutually beneficial for canines and felines?

Although there is very little scientific proof that regular visits from animals can help patients with... Read more

Sat 04.05.14

Pet theft is a phenomenon that is on the rise, but can be prevented.  By exercising the same type of caution you would use when protecting your children, vehicle or home, you can prevent your pet from disappearing.  In 2013, pet theft was on the rise yet again compared to the previous year, which is very alarming.  Protect yourself and your pet from being pet-napped.

Simple and Effective Tips for You to Follow

Keeping your pets safe from household dangers... Read more

Sat 03.29.14

Cats and dogs are among the world’s most beloved domestic pets.  As animals age, there are a number of things that can cause them difficulty in walking, playing, and doing everyday things like eating and sleeping.  There are different ways to keep pets healthy and active and while the suggestions are very useful, one thing that isn’t well-known is aromatherapy.  An ancient practice with noted benefits, the use of essential oils is growing in popularity as people seek... Read more

Sat 03.15.14

May is two months away and we'd like to thank our guest blogger, Charissa Struble forjumping the gun on this essential information and advice!

May is Chip Your Pet Month.  The annual initiative aims to reunite lost and stolen pets with their owners.  A microchipped pet stands a far greater chance of being found than a dog or cat that hasn’t had the tiny electronic device inserted between its shoulder blades.  Although a very effective way of identifying pets,... Read more

Sat 02.15.14

Each year, 2.7 million cats go missing; 12 thousand a week are never found---largely because people don't understand the proper way to search or they give up too soon. Kim Freeman of Lost Cat Recovery Services at Lost Cat Finder specializes in finding lost cats who've escaped from their homes or have lost their way and not returned home as usual.  Kim has coached people from all over the world to find their lost cats when nothing else has worked.

Locally,... Read more

Thu 11.28.13

The holidays are a festive time of year for all.  When purchasing gifts for your family members and friends, don't forget to include your pets on your shopping list.  Dogs and cats love getting new toys and snacks to eat just as much as you do!

We’ve compiled a little list of gifts for you to consider this holiday season.  We wanted to include a wide variety of choices in different price ranges to give you some options this Christmas.  Here are some of our... Read more

Wed 11.06.13

While cats require a high-protein diet, only about 25% of a dog's diet should be comprised of protein; and while it's a yummy treat, home-cooked rice and chicken does not a balanced meal make! A proper balance of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids is the ticket to optimal health. Fish and fish oil are rich in Omega 3's, but it's the ratio of Omega 3's to the 6's and 9's that is important. Those unattractive and often uncomfortable fatty lipomas that so many... Read more