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

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

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

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

Fourth of July Safety for Dogs

The fourth of July holiday is a fun one for many of us – with barbecues, picnics, parades, and fireworks. But, how do you keep your dog safe during a day filled with many hazards? Here are some tips: 1. Leave him at home. You don’t want to risk your dog getting hurt or panicked … Read more

Protecting your Dog from Foxtails

What are foxtails? Foxtails are a common breed of meadow grass that has soft, brushlike flowering spikes. Foxtails can be found worldwide, but are very common in the Western United States – California in particular. How can foxtails affect my dog? They might seem harmless, but foxtails can pose risk for your dog, as they can easily … Read more

Benefits of Adopting an Older Dog

Sadly, older dogs in shelters have a very tough time finding homes. Abandoned by previous owners, they are often overlooked by potential adopters in favor of younger animals. However, there are so many reasons to open your home to an older dog! Here are just a few: – Senior dogs are less destructive. Chances are … Read more

Are Tennis Balls Bad for Dogs' Teeth?

If your dog, like many others, loves to chase and chew on tennis balls, you might be wondering if this hobby will effect his/her teeth. The short answer: yes, the outer layer of a tennis ball is abrasive and can wear down tooth enamel after extended chewing. Additionally, tennis balls pose other hazards – they … Read more