Archives for January 2017

Chew On This: Tips for Clean Teeth & Better Dental Health!

Dental disease is the #1 illness in pets that owners and veterinarians are fighting. What may seem small to some can actually turn into some pretty big issues (such as heart, kidney, liver, and joint disease). We’ve answered one of the biggest questions already: Why Does My Pet’s Breath Stink?, but in order to keep those pearly whites…well… pearly, you need to be proactive! In celebration of Pet Dental Health Month, here are great tips for brushing your pet’s teeth at home and why dental cleanings with your vet are so important!

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Fear Free Means Happy Paws: Car Travel for the Anxious Pet!

It doesn’t matter how positive or happy your pet’s destination may be if they are afraid of how you get there. You can have the best Fear Free vet in the world, but if Fido is stressed out in the car, it will take work to bring him back to his “happy place”. Here are some great tips for setting the stage for happy traveling!

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Fur What It’s Worth: Dog Training Advice That Should Send You Running!

Get ready for National Train Your Dog Month 2017! January is a great time to get those resolutions going, for both you and your pup. Dog training should be on that list! Fido is both champion cuddler and canine companion, but that doesn’t mean that manners aren’t also a top priority. The biggest problem navigating the training world, however, is that training practices run from one extreme to another, and advice certain trainers may give you are actually BAD for you, your pup, and your relationship. We’ve chatted with many dog training professionals from across the US to hear their scary stories and the type of advice (yes, advice actually given) that should have you running for the hills!

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Avoid a Cat-astrophe: Top 5 Toxic Fruits & Veggies For Your Pet!

The Animal Poison Control Center estimates that they respond to hundreds of thousands of accidental pet poisoning cases every year. Most of us are familiar with the toxins like chocolate, coffee, alcohol, and bread dough, but fruits and veggies? In fact, quite a few of my favorites are on this list, so it’s important to have a good idea of what Kitty and Fido should NOT get their claws into.

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