Have pets? The best option for a worry-free vacation

Have pets? The best option for a worry-free vacation

March 6 – 12 is Professional Pet Sitters Week which was created to inform pet parents about the benefits of choosing a professional pet sitter. With warmer weather around the corner, many people begin looking forward to a much-needed vacation. But often there is one nagging worry – who will look after the pets while you’re away? After all, unless you can bring your pet with you, it’s difficult to […]






Discover the NEW 1800PetMeds.com website

Discover the NEW 1800PetMeds.com website

At 1800PetMeds, we’re starting off the new year with a new look! Designed with you in mind, the new 1800PetMeds.com website is all about serving you better. Our new streamlined, mobile- and tablet-friendly design will help you shop for everything your pet needs, quicker and easier than ever, even when you’re on the go. Our powerful new search engine and product comparison feature will help you find your favorite pet […]






Dog treats: how much is too much?

Dog treats: how much is too much?

Most people enjoy giving their beloved dog a special treat, and there are actually benefits to treating your pet. For example, treats can reinforce and nurture the bond between you and your pet, and they’re a great training aid to reward desired behavior. However, while treats can be an enjoyable addition to your dog’s diet, too many treats can be unhealthy. What should you know about giving treats to your […]






The five W’s of dogs that scoot

The five W’s of dogs that scoot

Most of us have experienced the surprising sight of a dog scooting his bum across the grass or carpet, and many a pooch has been reprimanded for doing it. But have you ever wondered exactly why he’s scooting? Could it be a medical problem, an itch he can’t scratch, or simply a weird and misunderstood habit? Let’s delve into the mystery behind the infamous scoot. Who? Who scoots? Almost all […]






Christmas tree safety tips for cats

Christmas tree safety tips for cats

With its sparkling lights, dangling ornaments and climbable limbs, a Christmas tree is irresistible to most cats, but be aware that your festive tree poses many dangers for a curious feline. Luckily there are simple steps you can take to help ensure that your cat stays safe this holiday season. The most foolproof way to protect your cat and your Christmas tree is to place the tree in a room […]






Reducing static electricity in your pet’s fur

Reducing static electricity in your pet’s fur

Static electricity is common when the air is dry and the humidity is low, so it is a much more frequent problem in the winter months when the air is cold and dry, and indoor heating removes moisture from the air. Problem static electricity can also occur year-round in places with a dry climate. Your pet’s fur will build up a small electrical charge, and sometimes the fur may even […]






What is the best material for pet food bowls?

What is the best material for pet food bowls?

Pet food bowls are available in a wide assortment of sizes and materials. Many people choose plastic pet food bowls because they are readily available, inexpensive and come in lots of colors and sizes. However, a plastic bowl might not be the best choice for your pet’s food bowls. Downsides of plastic: Plastic food bowls can get small scratches over time which trap and hold bacteria that cannot be removed […]