October is a busy month. There are lots of contests, Halloween is coming, and it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many cities and towns are “going pink” this month in order to raise public awareness of this type of cancer.
Living in Connecticut, I am especially aware of this cause. My state has the second highest rate of ne...Read More
As much as they may not want it under any circumstance, eventually you will have to give your cat a bath. There are limits to what a cat’s self-grooming can clean, especially when they’re afflicted by fleas, ticks, and other parasites. So when you bathe your cat, you should get the best shampoo for their fur possible, to maximize ...Read More
The holiday season is coming up fast, and it’s time to start thinking about great gifts for our friends and family. Of course, that includes our furry family too! It’s fun to buy our pet something fun and special for the holidays, so they get to feel part of the celebration (even if they’re more interested in wrapping paper, de...Read More
It’s less than a month until Halloween, and even if you’re still debating whether to be a race car driver, vampire or superhero, don’t forget to include your pet in the festivities. Whether you’re having a big party or just hanging out with family, dress up your pup in a cute costume and he...Read More
Experts agree that wet cat food is superior to dry cat food in terms of nutrition, as wet foods tend to contain more proteins and fewer carbohydrates/sugars. They also avoid some of the digestive and dental problems associated with excess dry food. However, not all wet foods are created equal, so here are some tips to find the best canned/pac...Read More
Halloween is an awesome part of the year, when everybody gets to have fun pretending to be whomever or whatever they want, show off their creativity, and gather with friends for a spooky good time. This is not even to mention the treat of seeing little kids and pets dressed up… and the candy! Who can forget the candy?
While the ce...Read More
Cat treats can be a great addition to your feline’s daily routine. In addition to being something they’ll enjoy, treats can help broaden finicky feline palates, offer added nutrition, and give you a tool to call your cat out from hiding. Though feeding cats too many treats can make them obese, this won’t be a problem if you ...Read More
Celebrate your pet holidays with your pet! But did you know what pet holidays there are each year? Check this out:
January 21 - Squirrel Appreciation Day
Dogs and cats alike can’t resist chasing wiggly, fluffy-tailed squirrels. The way they run – and sometimes tease – they drive our pets crazy. While Squirrel Appreciation D...Read More
Felines can be finicky eaters to begin with, but when there are special requirements for their diet, finding the right food can be even more difficult. While your veterinarian can best tell you what your cat needs, and what they should and shouldn’t eat, that doesn’t mean you need to buy the expensive available at the vet’s off...Read More
Every cat needs a private and secure place to hide and rest when they feel stressed or scared. However, each cat has individual preferences about which kinds of places feel safe and comfortable to them, and which places do not. Here are some tips to find the right pet bed for your cat, so they may better perform their titular naps in peace.
Tis the season for fireworks. While it may seem like the perfect opportunity for an outing with your dog, keep in mind that dogs ears 10 times more sensitive than ours. Depending on how close you are to the fireworks display, the booming noise of the fireworks could actually harm your pet’s hearing.
On top of this, fireworks also ...Read More
Mark your calendars! National Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWDay) is an annual holiday that takes place on the Friday after Father’s Day. This year (2011), TYDTWDay will be held on June 24th. Businesses are encouraged to open their doors to their employee’s furry companions.
This day was first celebrated in 1999 b...Read More
When it comes to your dog, there are many decisions to be made, not least of which is what type of food to buy. Dog food comes in all shapes and sizes and can cost $10 to over $50 for a 30lbs bag. What can make the decision even more difficult is if your best friend needs some extra special food. Over weight dogs, dogs with hip and joint problem...Read More
Having a cat means having cat litter. But what type of litter should it be? There are so many choices these days when it comes to making this decision. There is scoopable and non scoopable, green, crystals, clay, or pellet litters. That is before deciding on which type of litter container to use. No matter which type of litter you decide to u...Read More
Choosing the right litter for you and your cat can often be a tasking decision. There are so many litter types to choose from. There are also many manufacturers to choose from as well, they will often make several different types of litter as well. Cats can be picky about the choice of litter they use, but in general most cats will go in the box...Read More
All dogs and cats like to have an unlimited supply of water, however, that usually means you need to stop what you are doing and go fill the water dish ever hour or two, sometimes to loud barks and meows. Besides having a larger supply of water, fountain water machines pump oxygen into the water and most have filters to catch impurities so that ...Read More
Thousands of dogs suffer from severe anxiety attacks during thunder storms. They typically shake violently from head to toe until the storms pass. Unfortunately, there is nothing their owner can do to calms them. They can wrap them in a blanket, hold them tight, rock and sing to them or try to distract them with treats and toys but nothing takes...Read More
An Easter Egg hunt is fun for everyone and cats are no exception. Their curious nature makes this event a great way to help celebrate the holiday. However, for cats the hunt is not for decorated hard-boiled eggs and it is an all day event.
The preparation is not as simple as boiling and decorating an egg. Each cat has one or more favorite ite...Read More
How many times have you left your dog crying and only wished you would have taken him/her with you? Good News! On Friday June 24, 2011 you have the chance to take your dog to work. We spend more time with people at work than with our families, friends, and pets. Some of us are lucky we have friends at work but that’s not the case for every...Read More