Can Dogs Get Colds?
Cold and flu season is upon us, meaning it’s time to brace for several months of sneezing and sniffling. After all, the common cold is highly contagious. Given the context of the ongoing pandemic, many of us are becoming increasingly aware of how and whether germs and viruses are spread...Read more
How to Help a Scaredy Cat Come Out of Her Shell
When the doorbell rings, your dog may rush toward the door with a wagging tail, excited to greet whoever is on the other side. Your cat, on the other hand, is more likely to run in the opposite direction and hide under the bed. Cats are typically introverts by nature....Read more
Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
A common assumption among pet owners is that dogs eat grass to soothe an upset stomach—if you’ve ever seen your dog eat grass and then vomit shortly afterward, you understand where this assumption came from. However, it’s not entirely clear why dogs eat grass. It may be an instinct, a...Read more
Common Senior Dog Health Issues
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, a time to help our elderly furry friends find their forever homes. If you’re planning to adopt a dog, it’s certainly worth considering a perfectly adoptable senior pooch with plenty of love to give. As with humans, aging is inevitable. Dogs are typically...Read more
Dog Body Language: What Is Your Pet Trying to Tell You?
Even though he can’t speak “human,” your dog is constantly using his posture, facial expressions, and body language to communicate with you. However, dog body language comes with a lot of nuance. For example, a wagging tail could either be a sign of happiness or a sign of aggression; a...Read more
Travel Tips for Your Next Pet-Friendly Vacation
Every so often, we all need some change of scenery and a break from our day-to-day routines… but what about our pets? If you’re a pet owner who spends your vacations looking longingly at photos of your furry friend back home, it may be time to consider bringing him along...Read more
Tips for Training an Adult Dog
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Perhaps you’ve fallen in love with a senior pooch even though you originally intended to get a puppy; maybe you’ve always had a soft spot for older dogs. Either way, congratulations on your new furry friend! In order to ensure an enjoyable life...Read more
Adopting a Dog: 10 Mistakes to Avoid
When you adopt a dog from a shelter, you’re not only enriching your own life with the presence of a furry best friend—you’re giving a loving home to a dog who deserves it, and possibly even saving a life. Maybe you’re adopting a dog from a shelter in honor of...Read more
Is Your Cat Getting Enough Exercise?
Low-maintenance care is of the biggest perks of owning a cat (aside from all the cuddles and cuteness, that is). Cats are known for being independent, and are relatively self-sufficient when it comes to rationing their food, using their litter box, grooming, and exercising. Unlike dogs, cats don’t require daily...Read more
Declawing Cats: Why It’s Not a Good Idea
Because cats are notorious scratchers, some pet parents believe the misconception that declawing their cat is a harmless, easy solution when it comes to saving their home and bodies from unwanted scratches. When you bring home a new cat, you’re making a commitment to care for her from head to...Read more