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Are You and Your Pets Prepared for a National Disaster?

May 14th is Animal Disaster Preparedness Day.  Do you have a plan in place?  If you’d like your pets to fare as well as possible in the event of a disaster, read on! I'm about to share some important safety tips for protecting you and your furry family members from danger.

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April is a busy month.  Not only is it National Poetry Month, it is also Community Service Month, Stress Awareness Month, Pets are Wonderful Month and it’s the topic of my blog today, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.  I love that all of these causes coincide, because pets can be celebrated with all of them!  You and your pet can serve the community by bringing joy to Senior Citizens, young patients in a children's hospital, or at a special needs group home.

Ten Ways to Celebrate National Pet Month in April

April is National Pet Month! The annual celebration highlights the benefits of pet ownership. It also supports pet adoption, increases public awareness of the different products and services provided to pets by professionals that work with animals, and increases awareness of the role played by companion animals. If you want to make this year’s month-long celebration extra special this year, why follow these ten tips:

Professional Pet Sitters Week

I'm late! March 3rd through the 9th was the 19th annual Professional Pet Sitters Week. I meant to share this with you earlier, but it seems I missed my mark… sigh… The annual celebration highlights the important role pet care professionals play in our lives and the lives of our pets.

Cooking for Canines

Want to add variety to your dog’s diet?  Well, look no further than Cooking with Canines: 30 Fun Recipes for Man’s Best Friend! by Michelle Day.  The author uses fresh ingredients like fruits, vegetables, oatmeal, and peanut butter to create lip smacking goodies to feed your precious pooches.

How Your Pet Can Help You with Your New Year's Resolutions

With the New Year comes change.  Whether you like it or not, things just... change.  Rather than hide beneath the covers when thinking about New Year's Resolutions, why not embrace them this year? Your pet can be a big motivator when it comes to meeting your goals.

Here are just a few of the ways that your dog or cat can help you reach your goals in 2013:

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Our Four Legged Family Members

Most pet owners spend money on their pets during the holidays -- I know I do! With this in mind, here are some great ideas to make your furry family members know how important they are to you. Most of these items are available both online and in stores throughout the country:

Pet Hospices Are Growing in Popularity

You know I have a fondness for senior pets.  In fact, I regularly advocate adopting older animals.  That’s why I had to share something I read in an article on SFGate’s website.  It was about Shea Cox, a veterinarian and provider of hospice services for aging pets.  Titled, Hospice for pets comforts owners, too, the article talked about “providing an option that falls between aggressive medical intervention and immediate euthanasia” for elderly and dying dogs and cats.