There’s so much to learn about our four-legged friends. From how to keep them safe (and out of trouble) to how to get them feeling their best. Here, you’ll find a list of popular topics that every pet parent can appreciate.
Summer has always been a time to get out and play. And this one is no different, even if it feels like many other things are. One thing that’s for sure — it’s hot out there.
As many as three in ten Americans suffer from pet allergies. Of those, cat allergies are some of the most common — nearly twice as common as dog allergies.
We’d argue that no day of the year requires quite so much pet maintenance as October 31st. No heebie-jeebies intended, of course. Even with all the foot traffic, bizzaro sounds and even more bizzaro decor, cats and dogs are perfectly capable of having as much fun on Halloween as we do. In fact, as concerted pet parents, we see it as our responsibility to make sure they have as much fun as we do.
The answer might just be instinct. In most cases there is no clear reason why dogs eat grass, but it has been found to be an incredibly common behavior that is generally seen as normal, especially among our more youthful companions. However, veterinarians and researchers are still learning what else may be behind this plant-eating behavior, and there appear to be a handful of possible reasons why grass-grazing is more than just natural.
For the few days you’re cashing in on some well-deserved R&R, chances are your dog will be shacking up elsewhere, getting familiar with a whole new set of sights, sounds and smells.
What we can be, however, are prepared pet parents. Because the bite marks they leave in our cottons and peace lillies are ultimately the least of our worries. When an actual emergency strikes, you’ll want something to rely on.
When you have multiple furry friends in one household, it’s not uncommon for one to get a hold of another’s toys and treats. Luckily, the curiosity is relatively harmless, and if your dog eats catnip they should be fine. In fact, a small amount of catnip may even have some health benefits for your canine friend.
The days are getting shorter but your dog still needs the same amount of exercise. We have the tips and tricks you need for exercising your dog safely after dark.
Keeping pets safe for Thanksgiving is all about staying a step ahead of wherever their nose takes them over the course of the day. Whether you’re the cook, the guest or just here for the mulled wine, we can all do our part in letting our pets in on the fun without letting them in on too much fun.
They can manage to get into all sorts of places on your dog, from their face, to their genitals, to the cracks in between their toes. But the discomfort doesn’t end there. Foxtails can actually burrow into your dog’s skin and become a painful splinter and even cause an infection.
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