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...

New Babies and Existing Pets: How to Manage Introductions

Expecting parents may have many questions about how their dog will respond to a new baby. Will the dog react with jealousy? Will he or she act out with destructive behavior? Will the baby be safe with the dog? Following are some tips for...

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...

Five Dog Treats to Avoid (and Their Alternatives)

As a dog owner, you know that dogs will eat practically anything, but should they? There are plenty of items that are well-known to be dangerous for dogs. Chocolate is terrible for dogs and can even poison them. Small bones, like chicken bones...

The Benefits of Doggy Daycare

Being alone during the day is difficult on a dog. These pack animals require constant attention in order to be happy. They also need regular visits outside, plenty of room to play and a great deal of supervision. Doggy daycare offers all of this...

Dog Training on a Busy Schedule

You have a jam-packed schedule that is too tight to allow for another commitment. How can you attend the training classes your dog needs? Don’t put off training any longer. Instead, consider one of these other options that will work with...

Benefits of Neighborhood Walks During Lodging

Boarding your dog can be stressful if you are unsure of what to expect. Prior to setting up dog boarding, talk with your provider about the services they offer. The best doggy daycare facilities offer clean beds, outdoor access and regular...

Cats: To Lodge or Not to Lodge

Leaving home for extended periods of time can be stressful for pet owners. You want to enjoy your vacation, but you don’t want your pets to suffer. What do you do? The struggle with cat owners is finding the best spot for their needs. Some...