Tips & Advice: Situation Specific
The holiday season is a joyful time to gather with family and friends, decorate around the home, and enjoy traditions old and new. While the season can sometimes get a little hectic for everyone, including our pets, don’t stress – we’ve got you covered with tips and tricks to make the holidays fun, safe, and festive for your dog and all its favorite humans.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that all family members can enjoy – including your dog. Follow these tips to make sure everyone can indulge and celebrate safely.
Halloween has something for everyone. Full of decorations, costumes, candy, and scary twists, it’s a festive evening for humans of all ages. But what’s fun for us can be confusing – and even dangerous – for our pets. Here are some tips to keep your pups safe and sound on the spookiest night of the year.
It’s okay to admit the difficult truth – we can’t be with our pups all the time. Our canine companions are bottomless sources of joy and love, but it’s impossible to spend every waking moment with them given the demands of everyday life.
There’s no way around it: toilet training is vital for pet owners and dogs.
Establishing a toilet training routine with puppies (usually at around three months old) requires time, effort, and consistency to yield results, but the benefits are well worth it.
Looking for a furry friend to bring into your home? Adopting from an animal shelter can be a great option! Not only will you be saving a life, but you can experience unconditional love, reap health benefits, and break the cycle of overpopulated shelters.
As summer winds down and school begins, everyone in the household – whether two- or four-legged – begins to adjust to new routines. Abrupt changes to day-to-day life can seriously affect our canine companions, however, who are creatures of habit. But with training and the right combination of food, shelter, and entertainment, everyone can quickly and smoothly adapt to the new normal.
As dog owners, it’s safe to say we love our pups. Fond memories and favorite moments last long after our pooches do, and it’s easy to think that our pups’ memories work the same way. They seem to remember cues and commands, places around the house and neighborhood, and familiar people. But do they really remember the same way as humans?
No matter how much we love our pets, the reality is they get older just like us. For many pup parents, it can be emotionally difficult to cope with the reality that the dog that brings so much joy to our lives isn't the same youthful puppy we brought home all those years ago. The fact is that we are likely to outlive our pets.
Summertime means plenty of indoor and outdoor fun. Whether you are lounging indoors or enjoying a barbeque, pool or beach trip, or campfire, humans and pups alike need to stay vigilant about fire. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says pets are responsible for over 1,000 house fires every year in the United States, and an estimated 40,000 pets die in fires each year, mostly from smoke inhalation. In addition, July and August have been the peak months for both the number of large wildfires and acres burned since 2000. A little preparation goes a long way for keeping the whole family safe, canine companion included.