How to Remove Dog and Cat Urine From Carpet

If there is one smell that is harder to get out than any other, it’s the smell of cat urine.  Dog urine comes in at a close second! People have been searching for information on how to remove dog and cat urine from carpet likely since the beginning of time.  No matter how hard you … Continue reading How to Remove Dog and Cat Urine From Carpet

Where to Find a Pet – Search Near Your Area

To the right you’ll see the picture that brought me to my darling Taz.  Several years ago, I adopted a stray miniature dachshund.  I named her Maggie and had 11 wonderful years with her.  So when I decided to get another dog, I decided I’d like another female miniature dachshund.  So I went to PetFinder.com … Continue reading Where to Find a Pet – Search Near Your Area

Advantage Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs

Collars, Sprays, Baths and Bombing Don’t Work I have owned pets for more than 40 years and up until a few years ago, fleas were always a huge problem.  I tried flea collars, flea sprays and baths with flea shampoo.  In my experience, those things just never (ever) worked. Maybe it reduced the number of … Continue reading Advantage Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs

Tips for Bathing the Dog – Make it Easier for the Dog and for YOU!

  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 – Cutting Your Pet’s Nails Yourself

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

Dealing With Grief Over the Loss of a Pet – Coping Tips and Comfort

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

10 Best Dog Breeds for Families with Children

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

How to Find a Lost Cat – Tips from a Cat Health and Training Expert

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

Can Dogs Stand Cold Weather? When is it Too Cold for Dogs?

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?

How Long Can I Leave a Cat Home Alone?

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?