When the time changes, our days get shorter and shorter and so does playtime and exercise with our pets. Walking in the dark can become a safety issue, especially when walking on dark paths and streets. Therefore, instead of taking our pets out for a walk, we may opt for just a short jaunt in the backyard, which means our pets suffer. Not having the proper amount of exercise can lead to destructive behavior, which is a nightmare for pet parents. Plus, it can even lead to weight gain. Read More
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Here at PetMeds, we believe that Thanksgiving and the holiday season is also about giving back to the community. In addition to our donation program in which we give pet supplies to animal shelters and pet rescues across the country, some of our employees take the spirit of giving to heart in their personal lives, too. This Thanksgiving, our Advertising Director Chris spent his holiday helping in his own community.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at PetMeds!
A wise fortune cookie message once read “Value your present moments”, and the Thanksgiving holiday allows us a special time to do this as well as reflect on all the things we’re thankful for. But what about our pets? If they could talk, what would our pets be thankful for? So naturally, we asked a few of our employees to share their pet’s messages of gratitude.
Harley: “I am thankful for TOYS! My toybox is overflowing with toys and I love digging through it every day to find my favorites to play with. I especially love playing with fishing-pole toys. Once I catch the lure I will never let go! I also like to run and jump and chase Daisy all around the house. Wanna play?”
If your pet has ever had an illness, or has undergone surgery, you know just how upsetting it can be to see your pet down and out. Many pet parents wonder what they can do to quickly get their pet on the right track to recovery. Well, did you know that getting the right nutrition into your pet is one of the best ways you can help? Read More »
If your pretty, white pet has tear stains, you know just how annoying those stains can be. Those stubborn red stains that appear under your pet’s eyes are from a condition called epiphora. Epiphora, an overflow of tears, is caused by excessive tear production or insufficient tear drainage. Over time, your pet’s tears start to accumulate under the eye and cause the reddish staining. Not only does it cause staining, but it can also cause bacteria to build up under the eye and cause irritation. Read More »
Even though it’s not a pleasant thought, there are many ways your pet can get hurt. Whether you are at the dog park, or at home in your own back yard, your pet can easily get injured. Jumping, running and playing with other pets is a common way pets can get hurt. And not having a plan or the means to help your injured pet could mean all the difference in a quick recuperation. Read More »
For many states, Fall weather means spending more time outdoors and having fun with pets. However, running in and out of the house to let your pet get a drink of water can be time consuming, and letting your pet drink stagnant water with bugs and bacteria can make your dog very sick. In fact, some pets that drink groundwater have been known to have vomiting and diarrhea due to bacteria. Read More »
Does your pet have a favorite plush toy he or she likes to play with? I’d like to think my two Beagles, Ender and Riley, enjoy a good stuffed toy yet they always want to de-stuff them, too. Of course it still doesn’t prevent me from buying them new toys. So what’s better than buying a new stuffed toy you know you’re dog will love? How about getting one for free! Well, in honor of Plush Animal Lover’s Day we’re giving away 10 Max dog toys!
Aren’t they cute?
Simply comment below with a story about your dog’s favorite stuffed toy. Please note: Including your email address in the form below will help us contact you if you are chosen as a winner.
Winners will be chosen Friday, November 1st. Good luck!
Did you know that urinary tract infections are more common in dogs than in cats? In addition, older female dogs, and dogs with diabetes are more prone to urinary tract problems. UTIs can be painful for pets, and if left untreated can lead to more serious medical problems like bladder and kidney infections, bladder stones, and if very serious, kidney failure. Read More »
The following is a guest post by Leigh Wendinger at HalloweenCostumes.com
The Halloween season is upon us and there is no better way to celebrate than with your closest friends and family. Is your dog on that list? Well, if not, he or she should be! Halloween is enjoyable for all ages and all species so when you are gearing up for your late October fun don’t forget to include your furry family member!
Not only do pets deserve to venture out for a nice walk on Halloween night but your pet will also get to strut his or her costume right alongside you as you sport some of the best Halloween attire around.
Take a look at a few fun costume ideas for pet owners and pets:
Do you plan to go trick-or-treating at the beach, at the park, or the zoo? Well if you do, there will most likely be someone searching for you! Pardon the pun, but Waldo is a crowd favorite and the fun in this idea doesn’t just stop at Halloween!