If your dog or cat contracts fleas, you automatically worry about how the infestation will affect your pet’s well-being. After all, fleas can cause allergic reactions and skin infections in pets, as well as tapeworms, anemia, and various other parasite-borne diseases.
If you’ve owned your dog for awhile, you know she likes to chew—most likely on anything she can get her teeth on. If you just adopted a new puppy, you’ll learn this fact of canine ownership very quickly. Your goal as a responsible pet owner is to find safe chew toys for your dog. Here are the products we recommend and a few we discourage.
Kneading is a behavior that pet owners commonly observe in their cats. This is when felines rhythmically push in and out with their paws, alternating between left and right. The motion is sometimes referred to as “making biscuits” or “kneading dough” because it resembles a baker hard at work.
The most anticipated holidays of the year are right around the corner. You might be concerned about keeping your pet safe—and rightly so! With festive gatherings, intriguing decorations, wrapped-up gifts, and extra snacks lying around, keeping your pet safe could require more effort than you think. Follow these tips to ensure you and your pet enjoy the holidays without a trip to the emergency vet.
The holidays are just around the bend, and for some of us out there that means travel is on the horizon! If you’re packing up and heading out on the road this holiday season, you might be wondering what to do with your pets. Should you load up the pet carriers and tell your parents to expect furry company for the holidays, or look for a place to board them until you’re home? Depending on how far you’re going, and for how long, the answers can vary!
So, the verdict is in: and milk is out—at least as a regular part of your kitty’s healthy diet. What about tuna? Everyone knows about the relationship with cats and fish (that is, our kitties love fish, and fish probably aren’t too fond of cats), but is it safe to pop open a can of tuna when you’re looking for a good kitty treat? The short answer is: yes! But not too often, and not too much!
For our dogs, barking is one of their few means of communicating vocally with the world. From an excited, ‘Hello, notice me!’ to a territorial, ‘Back off, this place is mine!’, the meaning of a dog’s barks changes depending on the situation. With this in mind, barking at strangers is not at all uncommon for dogs—especially more territorial breeds. It can be quite the headache, especially if you live in a busy neighborhood!