Grooming your Dog, Part 3: Brushing


Last time, we talked about a few tips for bathing (and drying) your dog. As part of the grooming process, you may also wish to brush your dog. Brushing your dog’s fur has several benefits, including removing dirt, preventing tangles, evenly spreading natural oils, and keeping skin clean. Here are a few pointers: For a smooth, […] Read more »

Grooming your Dog, Part 2: Bathing


Last week, we talked a little bit about getting your dog used to the grooming process, if you chose to do it at home. When your dog is ready, a useful part of the grooming process might be giving him a bath. Here are some tips: – Use a brush to remove matted and dead […] Read more »

Grooming your Dog, Part 1: Behavior


Want to groom your dog like a pro? If you want to groom your dog at home, it make take some time, training, and cooperation between you and your dog. You can save some money on a professional groomer and be grooming your dog at home in no time with the following tips: Pick a time […] Read more »

Why do cats purr?


Cats purr using the laryngeal and diaphragmatic muscles. They purr with a frequency of between 25 and 150 Hertz, a frequency range which, according to investigations, promotes healing and higher bone density. Although a cat’s purr is often associated with contentment, many cats purr during mores stressful times, such as during visits to the vet. […] Read more »

Tips for Homemade Cat Treats


Homemade cat treats are a great alternative if you feel like your cat’s diet is getting monotonous or if you want more control over the quality of ingredients. There are lots of suggestions for homemade cat treats on the internet (such as here, here, and here!). In general, though, here are some things to keep […] Read more »

Tips for Homemade Dog Treats


Making your own treats can be a fun reward for your dog. Not only is it a great way to add some variety to your dog’s diet, but making your own treats gives you control over the quality and quantity of ingredients. In addition, it can be a cost-effective decision. It’s easy to use the internet […] Read more »

New Cat: Things to Watch out for

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If you have a newly adopted cat, many behaviors you might brush over could be a symptom of a medical issue. Here are a few things to monitor in your new feline friend: Activity Level: An older cat might not be interested in climbing or playing, but a kitten with a low activity level might be an alarm […] Read more »

Running with your Dog

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Dogs can be great running partners, as they can keep us motivated, protected, and accompanied. However, it’s good to make sure your dog is up to the physical challenge of running with you. Here are some tips for keeping your dog safe before and during a run: Ask your vet. Just as you need medical […] Read more »

Considerations for Boarding your Pet


You might find yourself unable to bring your beloved pet with you on vacation this summer. So, you’ll want to find a boarding facility that fits your pet best. Here are some things to consider when looking at kennels or dog sitting services: Cleanliness – Cleanliness is a crucial characteristic when looking at kennels, as proper […] Read more »

Heartworm: Prevention is Key

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Some dog owners wonder if they really need to continue to pay for preventative heartworm treatment. They may think that the cost outweighs the risk, especially because there is a heartworm treatment for adult dogs. However, consider this: heartworm is still a serious infection and adult heartworm is still fairly widespread. A heartworm infection for […] Read more »