Entries by elizabeth

Pet Care: The Importance of Socializing Your Puppy

In those first few days and weeks of being the parent to a puppy, the last thing you may feel like doing is scheduling playdates with other neighborhood or family pets. You want your puppy all to yourself, and you’re probably a little overwhelmed at all the care and attention that a puppy takes. But […]

Should You Stop Hugging Your Dog?

You love your dog. Your dog loves you. Hugs and kisses ensue. A quick scan of Facebook friends’ photos with their dogs will no doubt turn up plenty of hugging photos. All parties involved probably look like they’re enjoying the closeness. But a recent report has one person claiming that dogs hate hugs. Could it […]

Pet Dental Care: 8 Tips for Brushing Your Puppy’s Teeth

Those little puppy teeth are super cute – and super sharp! While your frisky little pet will eventually lose their baby teeth, just like kids, in order to make room for their adult teeth, it’s still important to keep up with pet dental care to ensure quality oral health for your pet, from toddlerhood through […]

Secondhand Smoke Can Harm Your Pets

If you are a smoker, you’re fully aware of the dangers that tobacco poses to your health, and the health of those around you. But did you ever stop to consider what your tobacco usage could be doing to your pets? One of the most important elements of good pet care is managing all the […]

Modern Pet Care: 6 Interior Design Tips for a Pet-Friendly Home

Pets are part of the family, which means your home should be adjusted to accommodate their presence and needs. But you don’t have to sacrifice any of your personal style in order to create a comfortable space for your pet. While owning a dog, cat, or other type of pet can be downright messy at […]

Sudsy Pet Care: The Dos and Don’ts of Bathing Your Pet

The nose knows exactly when your pet needs a bath, but there are some important dos and don’ts to follow when it comes to this area of pet care. The frequency of bathing and the types of products you use, in particular, can affect your pet’s well-being. Your beloved pet’s health cleanliness is a critical […]

5 Ways to Help Your Pet Cope with Your Divorce

When you have a pet, they feel your pain when you’re going through a divorce. Your pet is in-sync with your daily rhythms and moods, and when you change, they may change too, especially if a home that once housed a couple and perhaps children too is no longer the same day to day. Because […]

5 Dog Breeds That Are Susceptible to Heat Stress

When you are selecting a dog breed that will mesh well with your lifestyle, it’s important to consider which pets are susceptible to developing heat stress. If you are an outdoor person, if you need a running companion, or if you envision going on long walks with your dog, do your research about the breeds […]

4 Pet Care Tips to Help Your Pet Survive Your Move

Moving day is an exciting and emotionally charged day, whether your new destination is a place you want to go to or simply have to move to. Whatever the situation, this change in the norm is sure to frazzle your pet, before, during, and after the move. If you have a plan in place to […]