World Veterinary Day 2013

Did you know that this Saturday is World Veterinary Day? Established in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association, this day is celebrated annually on the last Saturday of April. The idea behind the day is to celebrate the veterinary profession and highlight the global accomplishments of veterinarians. Each year a different theme is selected, with this year’s topic being “Vaccination to prevent and protect.” The goal is to raise awareness […]

Dog Tags Matter: Ensuring Your Pet’s Safety with Proper ID

The following is a guest post from Chip Green, the Marketing Director for PupLife Dog Supplies: You love your dog. Your dog loves you. The mere thought of being separated sounds unbearable, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this happens more than you would think. A door pops open unexpectedly. A gate is left ajar. Every day, dogs go missing from their owners. Lacking identification, the odds of your precious pet finding his […]

Choosing a Pet Sitter

Every year, two million people are affected by natural disasters or other emergencies. Many of these people are pet owners who do not know what to do with their animals when they suddenly need to seek shelter elsewhere. Finding a reliable pet sitter ahead of time can help ease the worry associated with a natural disaster. Additionally, it is important to keep copies of your pet’s medical records in a […]

Tips for Boarding Your Pet

Every pet owner wants the best for their pet, but how can you ensure that your pet is getting the best care possible in your absence? There are many boarding kennels out there, but not all are the same. What should you look for when choosing a good boarding kennel? Important things to look for include a certificate or license from the local authorities, a spacious, well-ventilated living area for […]

Pet Parenting Tip #6: Recalling Your Dog

Tip #6: Your dog ran away from you? Never punish your dog when you finally catch him or her, as this will only teach your dog to fear returning when you call. If your dog doesn’t consistently return when called, spend a little time each day practicing. Reward your dog with a treat, playtime or praise when your dog responds to your recall command.

Pet Parenting Tip #5: Got a Chewer?

Tip #5: Have a dog or new puppy that likes to chew everything? To keep him from chewing your furniture, shoes or other items that are off-limits, try spraying with bitter apple spray! Bitter apple spray is harmless to your dog, but leaves a bitter, unpleasant taste which discourages chewing. If your dog chews on hot spots, injuries or sores on the skin, the irritated area can become worse.  You […]

Pet Parenting Tip #4: Pets and Your New Baby

Tip #4: Preparing for the arrival of a new baby?  Try temporarily replacing the door of the baby’s room with a screen door.  This keeps inquisitive dogs and cats out, but still allows you and your pet to hear the baby and see into the baby’s room. Adding a new baby to the family can be stressful to your cat or dog, and your pet will be naturally curious about […]