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How Long Can You Safely Leave Your Cat Home Alone?

Cats are known to be more solitary than dogs, but some cat owners know that is not completely true. Many cats can be very social and actually seek out and enjoy the company of their human companions all the time! Cats can form strong bonds with their family as well as other animal companions. When they are left alone for …

Caring For Your Aging Pet

Your pet is your best friend and an important member of your family. It is important to take the best care possible of them so they can live a long and happy life. As your pet ages, their needs will change, oftentimes requiring more care, specialized food, bedding, and other items to help manage the symptoms of getting older. Here …

Getting Ready For Your New Kitten

Getting Ready For Your New Kitten

Bringing a new kitten into your home is a big decision. There are many things to consider before choosing the right furry companion for your family. Doing your research before bringing your new friend home on their required care, food, and necessities will help to ensure a smooth homecoming. Here are a few items we suggest getting before bringing home …

What Vegetables Can My Dog Eat?

If you have a dog, you know that they can never get enough food, especially what is on your plate. Although the majority of their diet should be dog food, adding a few fresh vegetables as a snack is a tasty way to add vitamins and minerals to their diet. Being high in fiber, low in fat and calories make …

The Importance Of Quick Release Cat Collars

Collars are important for your pet. They hold their license and ID tag plus, they can serve as a fashion statement. Showing off their personality, your favorite sports team, sparkly to spikes, big or small, there are almost as many options as there are dogs and cats. One thing that is most important about a collar, particularly in cats, is …

Does My Dog Need an Orthopedic Bed?

Most dogs sleep an average of 20 hours a day which can add a lot of pressure to their joints if they are laying on worn-out beds or hard surfaces. This is especially important for dogs that have hip or joint issues and for older dogs, but actually a supportive orthopedic bed is something any age or breed dog should …

Do Cats Really Not Like Water?

You have probably heard that all cats hate water, although this is not entirely true. There are many cats that actually enjoy playing in smalls streams of water, while some others even like swimming. The majority of cats, however, do seem to have an aversion to water, especially being fully submerged, and there may be a good reason for that.  …

The Best Way To Store Your Dry Pet Food

Pet food is not cheap. It can be a large monthly expense, especially if you purchase a prescription or premium food. It is important to store it properly to avoid oxidation. This occurs when your pet’s food is exposed to air and light outside of its original packaging. Even though pet food will usually have a best by date printed …

Do Cats Need Exercise?

Many cat owners are surprised when they are told that their feline companion needs more exercise. It is estimated that more than 50% of household cats are now considered overweight or obese! Cats are natural hunters and let’s face it, indoor cats do not have to work hard for their daily meals. So, how can you help your feline stay …

Does Poison Ivy Affect Dogs?

Poison Ivy is an all to familiar plant to those that enjoy that outdoors. It also causes the all too familiar red, itchy rash when the plant comes into contact with skin. Even worse, the plant’s oils are annoyingly resilient and cling to your clothes as well as your pet’s fur. After any exposure, thoroughly wash your pet to prevent …