Caring For Your Pet
As every pet lover will tell you, there's more to caring for your pet dog,
cat, or other animal companion than putting out a bowl of food & water
and providing bathroom breaks. Here are a few popular tips about how to
include our furry friends in family activities, strengthen the bonds
between people & their pets, and keep our pets as healthy and happy
as they can be!
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Paw Problems in Dogs
You just can't help but smile when you watch a happy dog running and playing, completely immersed in the joy of
living. But because dogs explore so much, their paws absorb a lot of punishment. Here's a look at
some of the more common foot problems found in dogs.
Springtime Health & Safety Tips for Pets
Spending time outdoors with our canine
pals, getting fresh air and exercise, is one of life's
great pleasures. Here are a few tips on getting them
ready and keeping them safe this spring.
Toxic Plants & Signs of Poisoning in Pets
A list of some common garden plants that are toxic to pets ... as well as signs that your pet may have ingested
something poisonous. It's something every pet owner should know!
What to Pack into an Emergency Pet Supply Kit
You just never know when you may be required to evacuate
your home. Wildfires, floods, tornados, and other weather-
related events can cause families to suddenly have to pack
up and leave. Naturally we want to keep our pets safe, too.
Here's what to pack into an emergency pet supply kit for
these types of situations.
Accommodation Options for Travellers with Pets
Most people who have travelled with their pets have stayed
in a hotel or motel at some point. But did you know that
there are many other types of lodgings that allow pets?
So if you're looking for something special, consider the
other options available. Here's a brief rundown of some
of the more popular accommodation alternatives
Hiking, Water, and Summertime Safety Tips for Dogs
Summer days are perfect for spending outdoors
with the dogs. Lazing around the yard, and going for hikes
and swims are popular activities. Here are a few tips
for making sure the dogs remain safe and happy while
enjoying warm-weather pursuits.
Why & How to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Car
Thousands and thousands of people travel with their dogs
all the time. There are real and serious reasons why dogs need to
be restrained in the car - the same way we always make
sure we wear our seat-belts. Here's why we need to secure
our dogs, and options for how to keep them safe.
Helping Homeless Pets by Fostering
With so many needy and homeless pets, there is always
a demand for help. Foster parents play a very big and
important role in helping to rehabilitate these animals,
both physically and emotionally. Here's some great information
for anyone who's ever played with the idea of fostering.
Pet-Proofing Your Home
Easy tips on how to pet-proof your home to keep your furry friends safe.
Most of us don't think of these things unless something
happens... but a few little changes now can give you
peace of mind and prevent accidents from happening.
Flea Control and Prevention
Why it's important to treat our pets for fleas, as well as warnings
and cautions that every pet owner should be aware of when using flea control
or prevention products.
Complementary / Alternative Therapies for Pets
We all try to do the best we can for our pets... and
sometimes we face a difficult decision about whether
to pursue surgery or give harsh drugs, especially
when our pets are aging or ill. Fortunately there are
complementary therapies available that are well worth
investigating. Here are a few possible alternatives to surgery and drugs.
Exercise and Your Dog
Have you ever been told by a vet that your dog is fat?
If so, you're not alone... couch-potato dogs are common
these days, with everyone's lives being so busy. But
making sure your dog gets regular exercise isn't just
about weight control - it's about the overall health
of your canine pal. Here's why exercise is so important
to the overall well-being of your dog.
Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats
This wonderful homemade dog biscuit recipe makes use of
pumpkin - yes, most dogs really love the taste of pumpkin!
How You Can Help Shelter / Rescue Pets
Many of us animal lovers have wondered what we can do to
help homeless pets... but not all of us have the time to
volunteer regularly at a shelter, or the money to donate.
There are actually lots of different ways to help! And
with so many homeless and unwanted animals being dropped
off at shelters, there's also an endless need for help.
If you've ever considered volunteering, here are a few
things you can do.