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Are You Stressing Out Your Dog?

Friday, April 14th, 2017

It may seem silly to think that our dogs can become stressed.  They don’t have deadlines to meet, bills to pay, or a million other important items on their list of things to get done in one day.  (Take a deep breath).

While they can escape the stress of human living, dogs still experience stress and there are plenty of things we are doing to induce stress for them.  Recurring stress can cause behavior problems such as incessant barking, chewing, accidents inside, or aggressive behavior.  Learn the most common stressors for dogs and options for how to keep the stress reduced! (more…)

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5 Cleaning Hacks for Pet Parents

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Most days, it seems that cleaning the house is a lost cause when you share your home with pets.  Muddy paw prints, the fur, remnants of cat litter sprinkled through the house – didn’t you JUST vacuum an hour ago?!

I wish we could tell you how to magically keep your house clean 24/7.  BUT – we have the next best thing!  The top five hacks you NEED as a pet parent to keep your house looking and smelling fresh!

#1:  Urine

If your pet has an accident on any fabrics such as throw rugs, blankets, clothes, run them through the wash with ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and your regular detergent.  This will not only remove the smell and stain but will remove any scent to keep your pet from marking on it again. (more…)

Are Washing Your Pets’ Bowls Often Enough?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

 

If you had to think about the last time your pet’s bowls were washed, it has been too long!   Even the bowls that are licked shiny after each meal have lingering bacteria (and worse!) growing all over them.  Do you know where all of that ends up?  In the digestive system of our pets! (more…)

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How to Enjoy Vet Visits with Your Cat (Yes, We’re Serious!)

Monday, March 13th, 2017

As humans owned by cats, we all know it does not take much to stress out our cats.  Leaving the house is one of those events that trigger stress, especially when it involves the vet office.  Some cats are so terrified of the vet’s office that they require sedation before even leaving the house!  It doesn’t have to be that way and we have the tips to make it easier for both of you!

Trust is one of the most important aspects of our relationships with our feline companions (more…)

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Tasty Kitchen Experiments for Your Pets!

Friday, February 17th, 2017

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Let’s get a little experimental, shall we?  And what a better, tastier place to do just that than in the kitchen!  We’re getting you off on the right foot with these 3 new recipes to try for your pets.  Each recipe has healthy, simple ingredients and the instructions are just as easy that any kitchen new-be can handle it!  PLUS, these recipes are directly from Dr. Karen Becker so you know they are nutritionally complete and species appropriate!  Which one will you try first?

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Does Your Pet Have Periodontal Disease? How to Know for Sure!

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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We would not be able to properly celebrate Pet Dental Awareness month if we didn’t address periodontal disease. This may be something you’re familiar with for humans, but do you know the signs for cats and dogs? Early detection is the first line of defense to a healthy mouth for our pets!

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Tips, Tricks & Games for the Perfect Snow Day with Your Dog

Friday, January 20th, 2017

If there is one thing that dogs teach us every day, it is to enjoy the little things in life.  What a better time to take advantage of that lesson than a fresh snow fall?  There are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors while keeping warm and safe in the elements.  We have the games, tricks, and ideas to make the next snow day a blast for both of you! (more…)

Healthy Holiday Pet Treats to Make at Home

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

The holidays are brutal on the waistlines of us humans.  Cookies, dinners, parties, snacks – ’tis the season of overeating.  Fortunately for our pets, they can enjoy all the holiday treats they want, if you’re making these recipes for them!  Recipes for dogs and cats both, no one will feel left out this year! (more…)

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How to Guarantee a Stress Free Holiday for Your Pets

Monday, December 12th, 2016

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We’re well aware of how stressful the holiday season can be on us humans.  Dashing, spending, cooking, cleaning – it hardly ends until our heads hit the pillow each night.  Through all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is easy to slip on our routines, especially that all important walk for the dog in the evenings or cuddle time on the couch with your cat.  We think, “It’s just until the holidays are over”, but to our pets, it is a total disruption to their routine and habits.  Don’t fret- it’s not too late!  These few tips will ensure the holidays are full of happiness and cheer for the furry family members! (more…)

Clean Your Dog’s Teeth With…Food?

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

clean-your-dogs-teeth-with-foodYep, it’s that easy!  Well, sort of.  Certain foods and herbs have the nutrients and vitamins our dogs need to help fight bacteria in the mouth and ward off the accumulation of plaque and tartar.

So why aren’t our dogs chomping down on them?  Because you don’t have the list yet.  Hop to it! (more…)