Chip Your Pet Month: Basics for caring for your dog

Caring for a pet is a large responsibility but it can be simplified by using training techniques, providing a healthy diet, maintaining you pup’s weight, and having your dog microchipped after adoption. This way they can be healthy and happy and you never have to worry about your dog should…

May 4-10, 2015: Puppy Mill Action Week.

  Puppy Mills are a tragic reality for many dogs. By working with reputable breeders and shelters, you can help destroy puppy mills and give dogs better lives. Here are a few ways you can help stop puppy mills in your town and around the world. Keep your eyes open…

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month.

Lyme Disease can be a painful, tiring, chronic illness that if not treated with caution can shorten the lifespan of your pooch. Luckily it is not only manageable but you can take action to actually prevent the disease. Here are a few tips on how to prevent contraction or deal…

May 3: National Specially Abled Pets Day

  Many pets, just like people, live with disabilities everyday. If you decide to adopt a pet that has low vision, is hard of hearing, or requires a wheelchair be sure you are able to care for them and their needs. This way you will have a pet that is…

May 1 is National Purebred Dog Day

What are the most popular purebred breeds in the U.S.? Labrador Retrievers These sweet pups are loyal and endlessly loving. They need plenty of exercise but are always happy playing a game of fetch or just relaxing on the couch. If you decide to adopt one, be sure to keep…

Dogs that love being in water

Not every dog is a water-loving dog. Those with shorter statures or thicker coats may not be huge fans of the water or wonderful swimmers. If you enjoy the great outdoors and love to swim, fish, and hike you may want a pooch that will be happy to jump right…

Monday April 25, 2015 is World Veterinary Day

It is a day many pups dread but World Veterinary Day is an important day for you and your pooch. It reminds you of the importance of your dog’s health and can help you become a better caregiver for your pet. Here are a few things you can do on…

National Pet ID Week

Pets Can Get Lost Many pets, indoor and outdoor, can get lost and find themselves far away from their families. Very few of them will ever find their way home and it is more likely that they will find themselves in the shelter system. While the shelter system is much…

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month (Part 2)

We wanted to continue our post about first aid kits for your pets. Here are a few more ideas you may find useful! Hand sanitizer You may not have time to wash your hands before you begin bandaging up your pet. Make sure you have a bottle of hand sanitizer…