Why do dogs love squeaky toys?

Why do dogs love squeaky toys?

  Most of us have observed our four-legged companions go crazy for a favorite toy, and it’s often a toy with a squeaky noisemaker inside. Have you ever wondered why dogs love squeaky toys so much? Although it’s tempting to think the rascals just enjoy irritating us with the incessant squeaky noise, there are a couple of theories about why dogs are attracted to squeaky toys.

Why you should never spank your dog

Why you should never spank your dog

Let’s face it, most dogs misbehave from time to time.  While it may be tempting to correct the bad behavior with a spank, you should never discipline your dog physically.  Spanking is confusing to your dog, may cause your dog to become hand-shy or fearful of you, and most importantly, doesn’t teach him the desired behavior.

Is tuna bad for cats?

Is tuna bad for cats?

Cats love seafood, and most cats are especially fond of canned tuna and tuna juice. While tuna is fine for cats in moderation or as a treat, too much canned tuna can be bad for your cat. Fish is a great source of protein, but there are a few reasons why a steady diet of human-grade canned tuna can cause health problems for your cat. 

[New Product] VeggieDent Dental Chews – a toothbrush in a treat!

[New Product] VeggieDent Dental Chews – a toothbrush in a treat!

In recent years, we’ve all become more aware of how dental hygiene impacts the health of pets (and humans) in general. Poor dental health causes plaque, tartar buildup, cavities, bad breath, tooth loss, oral lesions and the list goes on. Teeth cleaning for pets can be a real challenge. Sometimes teeth brushing can fall to the bottom on a busy pet parent’s to-do list. The fact that many pets may […]

How do cats know how to use a litter box?

How do cats know how to use a litter box?

People who have never owned or been around cats sometimes imagine that it takes a lot of time and effort to train a cat to use a litter box. We proud cat parents might like to attribute our cat’s use of a litter box to hours of dedicated training, or to our cat’s superior intelligence. However, the truth is that it is relatively simple to teach a cat or kitten […]

Sentinel vs. Trifexis: Which all-in-one preventive is best for your pet?

Sentinel vs. Trifexis: Which all-in-one preventive is best for your pet?

If you’re like most pet owners, you want to provide your pet with the best protection from parasites with the least risk, hassle (for you and your pet), and cost. To help you decide which all-in-one preventive is best for you, we’ve put together a comparison of two major all-in-ones: Sentinel and Trifexis.

Using tea tree oil for your dog’s skin infections

Using tea tree oil for your dog’s skin infections

Did you know that allergies can be as annoying and painful for dogs as it is for some people? Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 7 dogs suffer from allergies. And those allergies often cause symptoms such as itching, irritation, and inflammation. Dog allergies fall into four categories and can be caused by the following things: Fleas and other biting insects Irritants that come in contact with the skin […]