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Fireworks and Your Pet: Tips for Staying Safe

Break out your grills, lawns chairs and festive food, because it’s that time of year again—Independence Day is just around the corner! The Fourth of July is always a great day to celebrate our nation with friends, family and furry ones alike. Like many of us, you may...

What is Separation Anxiety and How to Handle It

One of the most common complaints of pet parents is that their dogs are disruptive or destructive when left alone. Their dogs might urinate, defecate, bark, howl, chew, dig or try to escape. Although these problems often indicate that a dog needs to be taught polite...

Keep pets safe in the heat

How to keep animals cool when temperatures soar.The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It’s difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit...

Treating and Preventing Hot Spots on Dogs

by Elizabeth Racine, DVMHot spots are one of the most common skin conditions in dogs, particularly in the summer months. These painful, oozing sores can appear seemingly out of nowhere and often spread rapidly. While hot spots are frustrating to deal with, they can be...

Poisonous Plants for Dogs: A Full List

by Jan ReisenIt’s important to protect your canine best friend from plants that are poisonous to dogs. Whether you’re an avid gardener or have a few potted plants on your front stoop, you should be aware that some plants might not be your dog’s friend. In fact, many...

10 REASONS WHY CATS MAKE GREAT PETS

Cats vs. dogs – as long as they’ve been domesticated our population has been divided into those that prefer cats and those that prefer dogs. We think that both make for great companions, but if you’re strongly on “team dog”, read on. This list of 10 reasons why cats...

Can I Leave My Dog in the Car If I Crack a Window?

By Anna BurkeMost dog owners know that you can’t leave a pet in a hot car. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels in just minutes, putting your dog at risk of heat stroke. But what if you open a window a little bit? Does that make it safe to leave your dog in the...

6 Ways Pets Can Improve your Health

by Lisa FieldsHave you ever noticed that you feel better when you’re around your pet?It’s true. Spending quality time with a dog, cat or other animal can have a positive impact on your mood and your health. Pets can be calming stress-fighters.”We...

Is Rawhide Ok for Dogs?

What is Rawhide?Although many dog owners are big fans of rawhide, as their dogs really enjoy having a good old chew on it, rawhide for dogs isn’t as harmless as it looks. In fact, this can be very dangerous for pups, as it can cause intestinal blockages and can also...