3 Helpful Dog Care Essentials

If you’ve just received a new dog and are feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t worry. Keeping your dog happy and safe is easy, with a few tips. Follow these dog care guidelines and you’ll have a stress-free life with your dog!   Microchip Identification While your dog should always wear a collar and tag with your information, a microchip is …

Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

You’ve probably noticed it. Your dog starts eating grass, and then they throw up. Or even if they vomit, you may wonder why fido is choosing to eat grass in the first place.   The technical term for eating items that aren’t food is pica, and it’s a common thing found in dogs. Sometimes pica indicates that your dog has …

Handmade Dog Toys For The Holidays!

Celebrate the holidays with your favorite pooch by making him a handmade dog toy! This project only requires items you have around the house, and you can easily make many toys for your own pets or to give to other pet owners! What you’ll need:   Scissors Ruler 3 Old T-shirts/Rags (Bonus points if they’re holiday colors!) Old Tennis Ball …

How to Make Your Pet Love The Vet

Does your pet suddenly become nervous as you get to the vet’s office? While some pets may love the vet, others do not. With a few tricks, however, you can calm their nerves and make the veterinarian a stress-free visit for you and your animal.   Bring treats As long as your pet is only in for a routine visit …

Why You Need to Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Is your dog or cat spayed/neutered? If you haven’t done it yet, we highly encourage you to come visit us and take care of this procedure. There are a variety of benefits to spay or neuter your animal. The first is obvious, to help control the pet population. But in addition, this procedure will also benefit your pet’s health. Unaltered …

Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween!

This Halloween, don’t forget about your pets! While you may love Halloween, it can be a very scary holiday for both dogs and cats. Keep an eye on them all night, put them in a room where they won’t be able to run out or be spooked by the visitors, and follow these tips:   Make sure your pet is …

Fun Low-Maintenance Pets!

Is your family dying for a pet, but you’re worried about the responsibility of a dog or cat? There are many more low-maintenance animals that provide a lesson in responsibility for your kids, and are fun to play with. Consider some of these pets for your family.   Betta Fish Betta fish come in a variety of vibrant colors, much …

Five Reasons to Adopt a Cat

Are you thinking about adopting a cat? Cats are a great choice for many reasons 1.Housebreaking is simple Just place a litter box with clean litter in an out-of-the-way spot in your home, and watch the magic happen 2. You can remain a clean freak Cats naturally clean themselves, so you don’t have to worry about your new pet making your home …

How To Successfully Train Your Dog

When you send your kids back to school, it might be time for some schooling for your dog as well! A well-trained dog can make your life so much easier, and help you have more fun with your dog! Here are a few tips to make your dog training a success.   Positive reinforcement Does your dog have a favorite …

Parasites in Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats can fall victim to many different types of parasites. Because many of these parasites live in their intestines, veterinarians will take stool samples during your pet’s annual wellness exam to check for signs of intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites are not uncommon, especially in young animals, which is why wellness exams are so important for maintaining your pet’s …