Preparing Your Pet for an Emergency

Preparing Your Pet for an Emergency Emergencies can happen at any time. Here are some tips on how to ensure your pet stays safe in the event of an emergency: Use a microchip with up-to-date contact information. Put a pet rescue decal on your door or window to let first responders know that a pet may be trapped inside. Know where your pet likes to hide when afraid or anxious. This can help you find them faster. Have a pet-friendly place in mind to go in case you need to leave your home during an emergency. Not all disaster relief...[Read More]

Valentine’s Day Dog Treats

Valentine’s Day Dog Treats These heart shaped frozen treats are the best present for your favorite Valentine! Ingredients: 1 cup strawberries 1 banana ½ cup plain greek yogurt Directions: Remove stems from strawberries Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Pour into a silicone heart mold and place in freezer for at least 4 hours

Bringing Your New Dog Home

Bringing Your New Dog Home Excited to bring your new pup home but worried about how to make the transition smooth? Here are some tips on how to help you get the first day right: Acquire essential supplies: Leash Bed Collar and Tags Crate, exercise pen, or baby gate for confinement purposes. Toys Treats Food Water and Food Bowls Prepare for your dog to come home: Find out about your dog’s needs, such as dietary and emotional requirements and daily sleep and exercise habits. Pet proof your home. Don’t leave anything out that your dog could damage. Create a dog...[Read More]

Help Aussie! My Pet is Covered with Matts!

Help Aussie!  My Pet is Covered with Matts! You reach down to pet your normally loving cat and she jumps away hissing.  You try to run your fingers through your dog’s beautiful tail and as they get stuck your poor dog yelps in pain.  You try to brush out your cute Labradoodle and the brush won’t even move an inch.  Your cat barely moves and when they do, they walk like a 90 year old man in constant discomfort.  All of these things are signs of a badly matted pet.  Matts are not something that will go away. They will...[Read More]

Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Chews Ingredients: 2-3 sweet potatoes Directions: Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Wash and dry sweet potatoes and thinly slice lengthwise. Place directly on baking sheet and bake for 3 hours, flipping halfway through. The sweet potatoes should be chewy and dry. Let cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy

Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy Indoor cats need special attention to ensure they are happy and healthy. Cats can show stress through vomiting, not eating, sleeping too much, not using the litter box, or seeming extra lethargic. Set your cat up for success with these simple tips: Both the litter box and feeding bowls should be in low traffic areas that are low on noise. Be sure to have at least one litter box per cat. Play with your cat at the same time every day, and additional times if possible. This helps show your cat consistency. Use a cat...[Read More]

Choosing the Right Name for Your New Pup

Choosing the Right Name for Your New Pup Many families get a new dog for the holidays. Choosing the right dog for your family may have been an easy task, but choosing a name can be tricky. Here are some useful tips on how to choose a name for your new dog: Pick a name that is short and sweet. Your dog will be more likely to recognize their own name if you choose a name with one or two syllables. Avoid names that sound close to a command. For example, the name ‘Bo’ sounds close to ‘No’ and could...[Read More]

 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Four Legged Friends

 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Four Legged Friends Every year at this time, millions of well-meaning Americans establish resolutions about how they are going to change in the coming year.  We resolve to lose weight, work out regularly, eat healthier, save money, get organized, and on and on it goes.  Many families got a new pet this holiday season or they included their existing pets in all of the holiday festivities.  Our dog was very excited to get his 12 squeaker, indestructible squirrel.   He also got a bag of healthy pumpkin flavored treats in his stocking!  Now that the holidays...[Read More]

Gingerbread Dog Treats

Gingerbread Dog Treats Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter (ensure it does not contain xylitol) 1 cup flour 1 ½ tablespoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons cinnamon ¼ cup water (add more if needed) Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until a dough is formed. Using your hands, mold the dough into a ball. Place the ball on wax paper and roll dough into about ½ inch thick. Use cookie cutters of your choice to cut out the treats. Place on a greased pan and bake for about 20 minutes and flip. Then bake for another 20-25 minutes. Allow...[Read More]

Holiday Presents for Your Pet

Holiday Presents for Your Pet Dog Presents: New bone Homemade holiday dog treats New chew toys New ball Dog bed New treats Cat Presents: Homemade holiday cat treats New scratching post New blanket New box for them to play in New cat toys New cat bed

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