As a pet owner, you want the best for your furry friend and work hard to provide a good life for them. You do your research, know your stuff, and choose the best products and services for your dog or cat. You also want the best possible health care for your pet, starting with the first line of defense: your veterinarian.
Many pet owners love their dogs enough to want to spend as much time as possible with them, so it’s no surprise when they choose to bring their furry friends along on errands or to events. Many public places are dog-friendly and welcome your pet in, but more often than not, grocery stores and other businesses where food is prepared and/or served don’t allow animals inside. Because of this, many owners wonder: can I leave my dog in the car during the winter months?
Your Pet and Thanksgiving Food
It's time to indulge at the Thanksgiving table and eat until we all have to let out a few notches in our belts. During the festive meals of the holidays, it can be tempting to get Fido or Fluffy in on the fun and give your dog or cat a plate full of leftovers. Pause before loading up their food bowl with turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, though. What looks harmless to you could spell gastrointestinal distress—or worse—for your pet. Here’s what you need to know before giving your pet any Thanksgiving leftovers.
There are few things that will make a dog happier than a bone. Dog owners know that they'll get Fido's tail wagging fast if they offer the leftover bones from dinner, and who doesn't like to see a goofy doggy grin on their pup's face?
The holidays are fast approaching, and it's the season to visit grandma, your parents or whoever you've promised you'll be home for Christmas. Is Rover hopping on an airplane with you as well this year? If so, it's crucial that you plan ahead and factor your furry carry-on into your travel plans. Here's how to make sure things go smoothly on your first flight with Fido.
Do you break out in a cold sweat just imagining brushing Fido's teeth? It's understandable, especially when you catch a glimpse of those needle-sharp canines and inscisors—even on your friendly dog, they can look pretty ferocious.
If you're a dog owner, you put up with your fair share of crap. Literally. There's a lot of poop-scooping, bagging, examining, and cleaning up that comes with having a furry family member, and responsible pet owners know that it's not all sunshine and daisies. It's your duty (pun definitely intended) to pay attention to what's coming out of your dog's business end, and although you don't have to get too dirty, a little information can go a long way toward making knowing if your canine is having tummy troubles or not.
Some of the things your dog does probably make you wonder, "What the poop?" Perhaps no behaviors are more perplexing than the classic butt scoot that your pup does on occasion.
It's almost that time of year again when we all cozy up with our family and furry friends for the long Northwest winter. The almanac promises another snowy winter, but there's something else we can always count on as the weather gets colder and we spend more time indoors: flu season. We humans only deal with influenza in the cold months, but the dog flu is an issue year-round. Did you know that flu affects our canine companions and is a growing concern? Here's what you need to know to protect your dog from dog flu.
Is Fido forlorn every time you head out to work, leaving you feeling helpless and guilty? Does Rover give you puppy dog eyes and trash the house out of pent-up energy when your work schedule demands long days and late nights?