Excessive scratching – maybe it's that annoying spot behind your dog's ears. It could also be some nibbling at the side of his leg. Well it seems that your dog always have that urge to scratch excessively. An itchy dog shares his misery with everyone. What causes itching in dogs? Usually, fleas are the culprits. They are sometimes ...Read More
Vegetarian and vegan diets are popular with humans these days. Also gaining in popularity is the belief that our pets are a part of our family. They have become valued members of our household instead of “just a pet”. So, it makes sense that families that have decided to be vegetarians or vegans would want their pets to live the same...Read More
Vacation and business travel is something which often poses a big problem for pet owners. This is the time when they must find out who will take care of their pets. Since you can’t always take your pet on the road with you, a pet boarder is often a good solution. Pet boarding companies offer a caring place for pet owne...Read More
When you are away it makes a lot of sense to get a good sitter for your dog. You don’t always want to take your dog with you when you travel, especially because they are just not going to be comfortable with the entire experience. If you have a small pup then it is even more reason for you to get a good pet sitter...Read More
Even though most dogs today are domesticated and grow up on commercial dog food, they still have the same teeth their wild ancestors had. Dog teeth are also very similar to human teeth, with a few main differences. It is important for dog owners to learn about these differences in order to be able to keep their dog’s teeth and gums healthy...Read More
Did you know that there is a organization that regulates pet food? It’s true. The organization is AAFCO, which stands for the Association of American Feed Control Officials. The organization is made up of volunteers from local, state, and federal levels who join together in order to set guidelines and best practices for the pet food indust...Read More
So you have a dog and you want to treat her to some of her favorite treats. But the pet store is far away and those treats are so expensive. How about trying some homemade treats?
Here are three easy recipes even a novice cook can make.
Carrot Cheese Puffs
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese - shredded
-1 jar baby food - carrots (ti...Read More
As the weather starts to get warmer and draw summer closer, it is a great time to start thinking about flea and tick protection.
We will be spending more time outside with our pets in the following weeks and months. Unfortunately, what happens outside does not always stay outside. Those pesky little fleas and ticks love to hitch a ride on ou...Read More
If you are one of the growing number of dog owners considering a holistic approach to your dog’s health and wellness, you may have some questions. For example, what are the best kinds of dog foods? Is there really a benefit in a holistic diet over a traditional diet? Will a holistic diet and wellness plan cost a lot of money? Does a holist...Read More
It can be frustrating trying to figure out what you should and should not be giving your dog to eat and nibble on. Veterinarians tell you not to give your dog raw or cooked bones since they can splinter, but the bones in the pet store can be loaded with bacteria and germs. It seems the only other option is the Nylabone type treats, but tho...Read More
If your dog is constantly itching his or herself, it could be an indication that there is something wrong. From fleas to allergies, there are many possible causes that could lead to the itching. The good news is that there are as many remedies to alleviate the itching as there are causes.
For some more information on dog skin problems, ...Read More
A pet boarding facility is the best place for your pets since there is lots of room to play, a chance to make new friends and fun activities to take part in on a daily basis. Pet boarderservices really are the best options when you have to leave your pet for a few days or weeks. If you want your pets to have a party while you are awa...Read More
Winter is a magical time for those of us who live in snowy areas. It can be incredibly relaxing to watch the snow gently fall to the Earth while sipping some hot cocoa with one hand and petting the dog with the other.
On the other hand, winter can also be a very uncomfortable time for us and our pets. The dry climate and lowered humidit...Read More
Pet stores and websites pay a lot of attention to green, eco-friendly ideas for dog and cat owners, but there’s scant info on eco-trends for aquarists. Tropical fish owners who want to maintain a healthy ecologically safe tank for their pets and help the environment on a larger scale can do so in a number of ways.
If your cat is skittish, finicky or prone to health problems, even the most pristine brand of store-bought holistic cat food may not be adequate for his needs. A homemade diet tailored to a cat’s individual temperament is often preferable to commercial products. Preparing homemade meals for your cat doesn’t take that much extr...Read More
Pack up your dog and binoculars and let’s go bird watching in St. Louis. We will be checking out five locations around town that promise the best opportunities for catching more than a glimpse of some interesting birds.
The Mississippi Flyway
The first stop is the Mississippi Flyway, a central American bird watching mecca...Read More
Now that we've covered the basics of natural cat food, here are reviews of five top well-received cat food brands. Each one has garnered many positive editorial and user reviews from sites like Amazon.com, About.com. and Catinfo.org.
Of course, there’s no guarantee your cat will like these brands, since all cats have their ow...Read More
Natural cat food…is there any other kind? A survey of store shelves, even in the most conservative, big-box chain, proves that the natural pet food craze isn’t just for hippies anymore; it’s a way of life for most pet owners. Familiar, cheaply-produced brands like Meow Mix and Friskies are available in a pinch a...Read More
Dogs and cats do not sweat like humans do. However, they do create oils and fats that are excreted from the skin that help to keep their fur clear of dirt and foreign objects. Washing pets with grease fighting shampoos is sometimes thought to be more of a danger to healthy pets than a help.
The benefits of oils and fats
Dogs and cats ...Read More
Did you know that dogs paws can actually be burnt by hot sidewalks and pavement? It’s true. So, not only do dog owners have to worry about dehydration and heat exhaustion in their dogs during the summer, they also have to worry about paws being burned.
Lack of Warning Signs
Dogs do not sweat like humans. They cool off by evap...Read More