For well over 100 years, dogs have been trained and used by law enforcement agencies to aid in police work. Today, K-9 units are vital members of the police force. These four-legged officers, such as the dogs of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, work hard every day to keep our neighborhoods and families safe and secure. Intelligence, aggression, strength, and an acute sense of smell are just a few […]
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 […]
Most people enjoy giving their beloved pooch a special treat, and there are some nice 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. But while treats can be an enjoyable and yummy addition to your dog’s diet, too many treats can be unhealthy. The basics about treating your dog: […]
We all want to feed our pets healthy, wholesome food. While keeping dry pet food fresh is mostly a matter of storing it properly in an appropriate sealed container, there are different considerations when it comes to canned pet food. Unopened, canned pet food is good to use until the “use by” or “best by” date marked on the can. However, once the can of dog or cat food has been opened, […]
Many dog parents think they are doing the right thing for their dog, from feeding the right pet food to correct grooming. September 20th marked Responsible Dog Ownership Day, hosted by the AKC, which helps promote tips on the responsibility of pet parents everywhere. In case you missed it, below are a few tips for being a responsible dog owner.
Hurricane Harvey has mercilessly displaced people and their pets throughout Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. Rescue efforts are bravely taking place throughout the region, and local animal rescues and shelters are in need of our support. The devastation is heartbreaking with lives lost and thousands of people and pets left homeless. 1800PetMeds has arranged to send much needed supplies to Austin Pets Alive, a regional shelter that is tirelessly working […]
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. Tuna alone is not nutritionally […]