Five ways to protect pets this winter
Follow these tips to keep animals safe and comfortable in the cold. Author: American Humane In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm by following these simple guidelines. Keep...
Cold-Weather Pet Tips
People who live in areas experiencing cold weather and winter storms need to take extra precautions to keep their animals safe. Pets left to fend for themselves in cold weather are susceptible to injury and death. Here are some simple tips from American Humane: Be...
10 Pet Safe Cleaners
We all know that keeping a clean house isn’t always easy—especially if you have pets. But did you know that some commonly used chemical cleaning agents are actually toxic to dogs and cats? In fact, cleansers that contain bleach, formaldehyde, isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, and phenols are especially dangerous if ingested by animals.
Should You Go Camping With A Dog?
If you’ve been considering camping with a dog but are unsure of whether it’s a smart choice, this is the article for you. We’ll show you the pros and cons of camping with your dog so that you can make the right decision about whether you should include your canine friend in on the fun.
What’s Causing my Dog’s Diarrhea? A Look at Coccidia and Giardia in Dogs
There are many different things that could cause your dog’s loose stool, from eating too many liver treats or too much dairy, to just not quite feeling right, but before if the issue goes on more than a day or two, make sure you are able to rule out Coccidia and Giardia.
Tips for Caring for Senior Dogs
Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of a younger dog. This fact probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But how do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior?
10 SIMPLE AND FUN INDOOR GAMES FOR YOUR DOG
It’s that time of year again for many of us – dark when wake up and dark by the time we get home. With shorter days it’s definitely more of a challenge to keep our dogs fit and active, but with a little bit of creativity you can do a lot of fun exercises indoors. Here’s 10 simple & fun indoor games you can play when you can’t get outside.
How Cold is Too Cold for Your Dog?
We all know that exercise and the mental stimulation being outdoors play are key to keeping our dogs healthy and happy, but what should we do when it’s cold outside? When do the risks of spending time in the cold outweigh the benefits of being outdoors? Let’s take a look at the dangers associated with winter weather and how we can still safely enjoy the great outdoors with our dogs during wintertime.
Dog Eye Discharge — What’s Normal and What’s Not
Have you ever wondered if your dog’s eye boogers are normal or not? A dog’s eyes can leak and tear for many reasons, some of which are normal and some of which are not. Tear stains are unsightly, but more importantly, dog eye discharge might indicate a problem that requires vet attention.
In a world that relentlessly enforces limits, the love of a pet is a refuge for unconstrained emotion, especially for a child.
Pet Adoption 101: What to Do Before, During and After a Shelter Visit
Welcoming a furry addition to a home can be a fun and exciting event. But ensuring a smooth transition for the pet – and the family – takes some preparation and work. Here are some tips from animal shelters about what to do before, during and after the adoption.
Why You Should Give Your Dog a Massage
Your dog loves it when you pet him, rub his belly, and scratch behind his ears. But dogs, like humans, also love it when you give them massages. You’re probably thinking, “You want me to massage my dog? Really?” While it might seem silly, it’s actually extremely beneficial for your pup. It feels good when you get a massage, right? Well, that feeling is the same for dogs. A massage can relax her and give you another opportunity to connect and bond with your best friend. But those aren’t the only benefits.