7 Essential Items to Take on a Hike with Your Dog

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After the scorching hot dog days of summer, the cool breezes of the fall are truly wonderful. They beckon you to finally emerge from your air conditioned cocoon and enjoy the sunny day. And that is exactly why October is perfect for hiking. You can bet that your dog is ready to get out in nature too. Our canines are some of the best trail companions you can have.

If you’re planning to hit the trails, make sure to take some of these essential items when you go on a hike with your dog. [Read more…]

Easy and Fun DIY Halloween Costumes for Your Pets

Dressing up for Halloween is tons of fun. However, we don’t always have a whole lot of extra time in our days. That’s why you need a few easy and fun DIY Halloween Costumes ideas. We’ve compiled a list of some of the top costumes you need to try this Halloween season.

 

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Fall Fun With Fido in the Katy, Cypress, Spring and W. Houston Areas

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October is finally here! The temperatures are starting to fall along with the leaves. Even better than that, Fall festivals start popping up everywhere. Now that the oppressive heat of summer is subsiding, going to out for some fall fun is a must. [Read more…]

Safety Tips for Taking Your Dog to the Beach

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Summer will be rolling up on us in no time. And what’s a summer without a trip to the beach? It’s a great opportunity for the family to spend time together while enjoying nature at its finest. It is also a perfect place to let your dog come along for the fun. If you are taking your dog to the beach this summer make sure to go over these safety tips before you head out. [Read more…]

The Hidden Gem of Etsy Shopping…For Everything

How awesome is it to shop and buy things from your computer and then have them delivered right to your door? Living in the new millennium does have its advantages, that’s for sure. From Ebay to Amazon, there are tons of ways to get great deals online, but Etsy is one you definitely should check out if you haven’t’ before. They support small business and have a plethora of unique items that can’t be found anywhere else. [Read more…]

Tips for Pets & Pet Sitters During Thunderstorms

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In like a lion and out like a lamb or vice versa, either way thunderstorms start to make their return in March and continue into the summer as the heat rises.  Personally, I love a good storm, but my poor cat Neka will run under the bed with the slightest rumble in the sky.  Some pets can get serious anxiety from thunderstorms, but luckily there are things we can do to help them through it. [Read more…]

Spending Valentine’s Day with Your Pet

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Sometimes Valentine’s Day is not exactly a day people to which people look forward. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, the day can be filled with expectations and let downs.  That’s why I think spending the day with your eager to please pet is by far the best way to spend Valentine’s Day. [Read more…]

Pet & Kid Friendly Natural Cleaning Products

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Wouldn’t it be great to save money and know that the cleaning products you use are safe for your family?  Pets and small children alike are curious creatures which is wonderful and dangerous at the same time.  Having a stash of cleaners with toxic chemicals in them could spell disaster if they fell into the wrong hands.  That’s why making your own natural cleaning products are such a great idea.  They are safe, just as effective, and often are much more economical. [Read more…]

The Dangers of Rawhides

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When you think of dogs and rawhide chews they seem to go hand in hand. All dogs need to chew, not only is it one of their basic instinct; it also helps keep their teeth clean and strengthens their jaws. However, rawhides may not be the best choice for your pet. Before you get them for your dog make sure you know the dangers of rawhides and how to prevent it. [Read more…]

Animal Obesity

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A lot of people tend to think a fat pet is a happy pet, and even though a big round ball of fur is pretty cute, it is a growing epidemic. Just like humans, animal obesity is on the rise.  Over 50% of pets are obese and what’s worse is that most pet owners don’t even realize it’s a problem.  Experts like APOP founder Dr. Ernie Ward even have a special term for it,  “this is what I refer to as the “fat pet gap” or the normalization of obesity by pet parents. In simplest terms, we’ve made fat pets the new normal.”   [Read more…]