Winter and your pets

With the winter weather upon us, there a few things to keep in mind in regards to your pets.  I’ll mainly focus on their paws.   First, avoid using traditional ice melting salt on your driveway.  Traditional ice salts can cause chemical burns on your dog’s...

October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month

We are now into October and it is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month.  Adopting a dog rather than getting one from a pet store can be a great thing to do for your life and your pup’s.  Many pet stores get their dogs from puppy mills where dogs may be mistreated or...

Tips for your pets in the summer weather

Well, it looks like summer is here to stay for a while.   While extreme weather can always affect our pets, and is something to watch out for, sometimes just the normal sunny summer days can cause problems as well.  So a few things to remember in caring for your pet...

Getting your dog to go outside in the rain

It was raining when I woke up this morning.  Doesn’t bother me, but it does make my dog want to stay indoors – even if he needs to pee or poop.  So what are some good ways to get your dog to go out even for a minute? Take him on a walk – My dog...

Your pets and the (safe) holidays.

The holidays are a great time of year… the lights, the decorations, the treats.  However keep a few things in mind for your pets’ safety. Those lights I mentioned?  Make sure the cords are out of the way of your pet so that they do not chew on them or get...

Emergency preparedness for your pets

As I was watching a news story on some of the recent natural disasters, I started thinking about emergency preparedness.  Then I thought, what about my dogs?  So, after looking across the web, here are a few things I found. First Aid kit – If you want to make...