How Often To Bathe Your Dog Most veterinarians and dog groomers recommend bathing your dog every four to six weeks. I have found, with the many dogs I’ve had since childhood, that it truly depends on the dog. If a dog has long fur, for example, brushing once a week or so helps to … Continue reading Tips for Bathing the Dog – Make it Easier for the Dog and for YOU!
Pets Home Nail Clipping I know what it’s like to worry about cutting your pet’s nails yourself. I’m always nervous about trimming Taz’s nails because I’m afraid I’ll cut them too short. I have them done at the vet’s office whenever she’s there, but if it’s been a long time since her last vet visit … Continue reading Pets Home Nail Clipping – Cutting Your Pet’s Nails Yourself
Losing a pet is like losing a family member. I’ve had people over the years communicate to me that they felt weird, or guilty, or embarrassed, because they “cried more over the dog dying” than for a person who died. In my opinion, love is love. Our pets are just as much a part of … Continue reading Dealing With Grief Over the Loss of a Pet – Coping Tips and Comfort
While choosing a specific breed of dog is never 100 percent guaranteed to be the right fit for your family, choosing a dog breed that is well established for being kid friendly is a good place to start. Here’s a list of the 10 best dog breeds for families with children. Golden Retriever This is … Continue reading 10 Best Dog Breeds for Families with Children
Fortunately for me, I have never lost a cat. The closest I ever came was when my tomcat, Miron, ran out the door one morning and wouldn’t come back in. And it wasn’t a typical work day – where I could’ve called the office to say I’d be late to allow time to wrangle him … Continue reading How to Find a Lost Cat – Tips from a Cat Health and Training Expert
I live in Western New York, so I know what cold is. Winter can be dangerous here – not only because of snow and ice that make driving hazardous, but because the temperature gets so cold that people and animals can actually die. This is a serious issue, and dog owners need to educate themselves … Continue reading Can Dogs Stand Cold Weather? When is it Too Cold for Dogs?
It’s true that the reason many people own cats to begin with is because they believe cats can be left home alone for long periods of time. They think leaving out a big bowl of food, another bowl with water, and scooping the litter box before they leave is enough. But after reading this article, … Continue reading How Long Can I Leave a Cat Home Alone?
Most of us know that cats are easily stressed. Even a minor variation in your cat’s daily routine can make him a nervous wreck! Major changes, like moving or the arrival of a new cat, dog or baby into the household can send even the most mellow kitty into crazy mode. In these circumstances, learning … Continue reading Cat Stress Relievers – 10 Things That Stress Your Cat Out!
If you’re going to get a dog or puppy, it’s important to think carefully about what type of dog is best for you and your family. And you should do this BEFORE you fall in love with the neighbor’s new litter of puppies, or BEFORE you walk into your local rescue center or visit a … Continue reading How to Choose a Dog Breed – Getting the Right Dog for YOU
My mini doxy, Taz, breaks my heart into a million pieces every time I leave the house. Sometimes she’ll actually try to sit on my feet while I’m putting my shoes on. I hate to leave her, especially since she seems to have a harder time of it now that she’s getting older. Finding tips … Continue reading Helping Dog’s Separation Anxiety – How to Teach a Dog to Stay Home Alone