Entries by rstewart

A Quick Guide to Pet-Friendly Pest Control

Pests are the worst. Sure, they may have a place in the food chain. But they are annoying, and they can be dangerous to you and your pets. On the other hand, pest treatments can also be dangerous. Between harmful chemicals and professional traps, pests create an entire realm of hazards, especially for pets. Fortunately, […]

Dog Safety in Automobiles

Even when we’re busy with school, work, and other things, we still need to care for our furry friends. Sometimes they have to travel with us when we need to get stuff done. However, a car may not be the safest thing to ride around with your dog. As a matter of fact, although there […]

What About Our Pet’s Immune System?

With so much talk about the incredible health challenges the world is currently facing, pet owners are naturally concerned about how these challenges can affect them and their pets. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s possible for animals to have the same health issues as humans, most likely contracting them from their […]

7 Things You Can Do to Find Your Lost Pet

Losing your pet can be distressful. You may feel flustered and panic. But it is crucial that you keep a straight head, act immediately, and get help.  Fortunately, statistics are not so grim. Slightly more than eight in ten lost pets in America are reunited with their owners. We are here to help close that […]

Pet Obesity: The Dangers & How to Manage It

Social media is full of jokes and memes about people’s overweight, “chonky” pets. Photos and videos show pets struggling to walk, sit or stand. Your friends might respond with laughter, but pet obesity is no joke. Obesity can lead to painful health problems for your pet, such as arthritis and diabetes — and it is […]

Pets and Plants: How to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Safe

Over the past year and a half, houseplants and gardens have become increasingly popular. As we’ve been stuck at home for so long, filling and surrounding ourselves with beautiful greenery makes sense. However, with all of this new blooming plant life, an unfortunate truth must be remembered: not every plant is safe for dogs. It […]

Keeping Your Pet Safe Through the Holidays

The holidays are a time to have fun, relax, and enjoy yourself. It’s a festive time of year for both you and your pet, and there’s no reason why they can’t join in on the fun! But, even though it’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ it’s also a time that could present some […]

How Often Should Your Pet Visit the Vet?

According to the latest reports by the National Pet Owners Survey, 70% of US households are home to at least one pet. While there are endless benefits of owning a pet, providing them with regular health care is most important, requiring regular veterinary visits. The American Animal Hospital Association states that all pets need to […]

How to Know If Your Dog Needs Supplements

Humans have mostly figured out the secret to a healthy diet. Eating green veggies, getting an ample amount of nutrients daily, and consuming an overall healthy diet have been the most important factors behind our healthy lives. The same applies to dogs, too, as they need optimum nutrition to stay healthy. As a dog parent, […]

How to Keep a Happy and Healthy Dog

It has been proven by several studies that pets are good for our mental health – however, we shouldn’t forget about their physical and mental health, either. Unfortunately, dogs are not able to tell us if they are feeling unwell and what their problem is, so it’s important that we don’t neglect their yearly vet […]

Creating a Budget with Your Pets in Mind

Before you buy your first dog, cat, or other fluffy creature, there is something you need to know. While it can be easy to be lost in the excitement of bringing a new furry friend into your home, you must not forget that pets cost money, and it isn’t only food and a bed that […]

Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils for Dogs?

Is it safe to use essential oil for dogs? We love essential oils because they’re all-natural liquids yielded from various plants and trees. We’re eager to see your dog receive the benefits of these natural grooming liquids. We’re glad that you’re a caring pet parent – what you’ve asked proves that! We’re worried that you […]

Top 5 Mood Boosting Benefits of Owning a Pet

Did you know that owning a dog has been proven to reduce depressive symptoms, even in cases of treatment-resistant major depressive disorder? Adopting a pet has many mood-boosting benefits beyond depression relief.  Pet adoption statistics have skyrocketed during the COVID pandemic for exactly this reason. Welcoming a new four-footed furry family member can help reduce […]

5 Signs That Your Cat is Sick

Cats are well-known for their independent and often aloof attitude to life, and while that is just one of the many reasons why we love them, it can also have its downsides. When a cat is unwell, it will go to great lengths to hide it from us. It is a natural instinct based on […]

Dog-Friendly Backyard Ideas

Use these dog-friendly backyard ideas to create an outdoor space for your furry friends that is the perfect way to let them release their hyper energy and play around. Also, it’s a great area for them to rest their paws after a “ruff” day. Adding some dog-scaping to your outdoor space doesn’t have to be […]

What Every Pup Parent Should Know About Dog Training

As a pup parent, dog training is something that’s probably crossed your mind. Deciding whether to hire a trainer — and who to work with — is a big decision, and it’s a commitment on your part, too. That’s why it’s important to do some research on dog training before to invest your time, money, […]

How to Care for a Retired Working Dog

There are thousands of working dogs around the globe, each either bred for a specific purpose or trained to complete a much-needed task. Working dogs can help those with disabilities, serve on a police force or in the military, or chase cattle and sheep around on a farm. Some breeds are just meant to do […]

Nullifying the Potential Negatives of Living with a Dog

Having a pet live with you can be an incredibly rewarding experience, though that’s not to say that it doesn’t come with its share of potential downsides. Depending on the kind of person you are and what you’re susceptible to, you might feel some of these negatives more than others, but it’s likely that you […]

Steps To Take After Pet Cancer Diagnosis

As a pet owner, you try to give your fur child the best possible care. That means taking your companion for walks, regularly monitoring their health (including their joint health), and making annual visits to the vet. However, sometimes pets get sick, and the biggest fear that might come to mind is the “big C,” […]

5 Things to Know About Your Dog’s Eating Habits

Dogs can’t tell you about their likes or dislikes, or when they’re hungry. It’s up to you to decode your dog’s actions and behavioral patterns to see if there is anything wrong with them or don’t feel the best. As far as feeding your dog is concerned, you may wonder what your dog can and […]

Summer Pet Safety Tips

Summer months usually mean more time spent outside, for pet owners and their animal companions alike. The warm and sunny weather may be tempting for long walks and more adventures spent with your furry friend, but you have to be mindful of the dangers hot temperatures pose to your pet. With this checklist and the […]