The Perfect Pet Portrait

Getting a great portrait of your pet may seem impossible. However, most dogs are both able and willing to get their photographs taken by a professional. You simply need to follow a few steps to get that perfect pet portrait. Use a Pet...

How to Cope With Losing a Pet

The sadness of losing a member of the family can be overwhelming. The death of a dog or cat may create a wound that takes a lifetime to heal. It is important to allow yourself to grieve for the loss of your pet as you would any other family...

The Most Popular Dog Names of 2017

Each year, Rover.com compiles a list of the most popular dog names. In recent years, they have repeatedly found that people prefer to give  their dogs human names rather than more traditional canine names like Spot or Patches. Along with the most...

How Much Water Does Your Pet Need?

As a pet owner, your primary concern is ensuring that your dog or cat is safe, happy and healthy. One area that even the owner with the best intentions forgets is the amount of fresh water that is necessary for a pet to consume each day. Water...

Yum, Yum! Homemade Treats are Healthy and Fun!

Your dog loves treats, but you don’t love the chemicals and preservatives. What are you to do? Simple! Make dog treats on your own at home. All of the following recipes are fast, easy and healthy. Peanut Butter Balls Combine 1/2 cup peanut...

Get Fit and Have Fun! Exercise With Your Dog

Your dog needs exercise and so do you! Why not combine the two? There is no better, healthier or least expensive exercise than those that take you outside. Get started running, walking or hiking today. How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?...

Dog Vaccines: Needed and Necessary

Pet owners spend significant time worrying about their dogs’ needs prior to boarding. You may stress about whether or not your dog will be happy in your absence. You might fret about whether or not your pet will sleep or eat their food. You...

Teaching Cats Not to Scratch Your Furniture

Once upon a time, cat owners kept their pets from clawing furniture by having their front claws removed. We know now that this practice is unnecessary and even harmful. Likewise, there are simple methods to keeping cats from scratching...

Introducing a New Dog to the Family

Adding a new family member is always an exciting event. Unfortunately, that is not always the case for your existing pets. Don’t let the first introduction be overshadowed by anxiety and frustration. Instead, follow some simple steps to...

Taking Your Pet on Vacation

We all need a break. Getting away from home and experiencing a new place is often the easiest way to get your mind off of your troubles. Leave the stress at home as you relax, dine and explore. Vacations are even better when you can take your dog...

Recognizing Anxiety in Dogs

Dogs are happy creatures by nature. In most cases, it is readily apparent when your dog is feeling sad or overwhelmed. What happens when your dog’s personality changes from joyous and carefree to somber and morose? When is anxiety in your...