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Why Grooming is Crucial for Your Dog’s Health

Although most pet parents appreciate that good grooming helps keep their pups attractive and pleasant to be around, they may not realize that grooming also has an effect on health. If you want to keep your dog healthy, a regular grooming regimen is essential. In particular, grooming helps with coat and skin health, as well as giving you an opportunity to spot other underlying health problems. Healthy Fur Regular brushing distributes your dog’s natural oils throughout the coat to...

5 Great Pet-Friendly State and National Parks

If you’re a pet parent who loves to camp, you may have thought of bringing your pup along. Although many campsites and parks allow pets, it can be challenging to find parks that offer good amenities for human and dog alike. So, we’ve put together a list of a few lesser-known parks that are both pet- and pet-parent-friendly to consider for your next getaway. Acadia National Park, Maine Acadia National Park on the coast of Maine is the oldest national park east of...

Ten Ways to Spoil Your Dog

As pet parents, it sometimes seems like we spoil our dogs every day, but sometimes we want to go above and beyond—for a birthday, holiday, or Spoil Your Dog Day. We’ve compiled a fun list or suggestions on what you could do to spoil your pup. 1. Make sure you own a dog. You can spoil other dogs; just make sure you have approval to spoil from the dog’s owner! 2. Walk it out. Put on your tennis shoes and take your pup...

Pet Fire Safety

Did you know that an analysis conducted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2010, determined that dogs and other pets start 1,000 house fires annually?  Many pet parents let their pets roam the house while they’re away (which there’s nothing wrong with), but as parents, you have to be prepared and aware of the dangers. American Kennel Club and ADT Security Systems offer the following tips to educate pet parents on how to prevent your beloved pet...

Fear of the Feast

The Holiday season is in full swing as we start to gather our seasonal decorations and prepare for the fellowship of family and friends. How many of us love the thought of family and friends coming over, enjoying a hearty meal and sharing stories and jokes? How many of us dread what things our family pet is going to eat, destroy or whom they might jump on or bombard with kisses? If you can sympathize with both of these...

How to Soothe Your Pet’s Dry Skin

As you may know, once winter sets in, we turn on our furnaces and not only does our skin begin to get dry and flaky, but so can our pet’s skin! When you get dry skin, you reach for the moisturizing lotion. When your pet’s skin dries out, you may see flakes, notice him/her itching more often, and in some cases shedding increases because dry hair can break off easier when it is brittle. Since it is not advisable...

Fall Fun with Your Pet

Summer has slowly slipped away, as fall creeps around the corner. Soon the leaves will be changing colors, the wind will be brisk in the morning, and our hoodies and sweatshirts will be coming out of storage. The weather in fall is a great opportunity to be outside with our pets. The weather isn’t too hot nor is it too cold. These are the nights to spend all night beneath the stars with your companion. Here are a few...

How to Bathe a Cat

Have you ever thought that bathing your cat was an impossible task? For a moment, the idea that you might be taking your life into your own hands could have flashed through your mind. Here Dr. Ava Frick tells us some easy steps to help make bathing our cats easier and how it can help provide them with a healthier and happier life. Bathing a cat can be simple but there are several points that should be in place...