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…]

Keeping Your Pets Safe on New Year’s Eve

 

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As we get ready to celebrate the upcoming year and sit back to reflect on the peaks and pits of the past year, we realize just how important family and loved ones are.  This also includes our furry family, keeping your pets safe during the festivities is just as important as the celebrations themselves. [Read more…]

Christmas Safety Tips for Pets

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Usually people don’t associate Christmas with being a dangerous time of year, and honestly, why would we?  For us humans Christmas is not exactly hazardous.  Our pets, on the other hand, can get into a few sticky situations with all the extra food, festivities and decorations around.  Be sure to check out these Christmas safety tips to guarantee your pet’s well-being this year. [Read more…]

Cool Gadgets and Toys for Your Pets

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The newest coolest gadgets of the season are always a big topic come Christmas time.  But we’re not the only ones who love new gadgets and toys, your pet can also get in on the fun!  Here are some awesome gifts that you and your pet can both enjoy. [Read more…]

Safely Decorating For the Holidays

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The holiday season is here and in full swing.  Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start decorating and getting ready for Christmas. This is a beautiful time of year, with twinkling lights, garland, bows and other trimmings adorning homes across the nation.  Nevertheless, when you have pets in the home, you may want to think twice about how you decorate.   I’ve seen many an ornament and keepsake broken by our family pets over the years. Thankfully they were okay, but sometimes decorating for the holidays can be dangerous for our pets.  Be careful when decking the halls with the following: [Read more…]

Beating the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Rush

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After the turkey is carved and pants are let out, people all around America gear up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year.  It’s the official start of the Christmas season, sales tags hang, prices are slashed and crowds gather at store fronts. Everyone trying to get the best deal for the items on their shopping list. It doesn’t have to be all madness, however, there are a few things you can do to prepare and beat the Black Friday and Cyber Monday rush. We’ve collected a handful of helpful links you’ll need to plan where and when you’ll be shopping this weekend. [Read more…]