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Top 5 Tips for a Feline Friendly Home

Cats are notoriously complicated, equal parts loving cuddle-bug and mischievous imp. One minute they’re purring on your lap, and then the next minute your hand has been swatted and they’re running for the hills.  While cats can seem difficult to please, there are some ways to ensure they happily coexist in your human world. Here […]

10 Fascinating Facts About Felines

Cat lovers are more common than you think!  Cats outnumber dogs as the most popular pet in the United States by about 14 million.  Cats are complex and fascinating animals; here are ten feline facts that are sure to intrigue the cat lover in you! 1. Rubbing a cat’s whisker pads releases relaxing endorphins. Did […]

Top 5 Most Dangerous Foods for Dogs

Everyone knows chocolate can be toxic to dogs, but did you know there are many other foods humans consume on a daily basis that are equally or even more dangerous? Here are five dangerous foods for dogs. 1. Grapes and Raisins It is well documented that grapes and raisins can cause irreversible kidney damage in […]

5 Health Benefits of Owning Pets

Historically, relationships with animals have been fundamental to human existence.  They provide us with labor, protection, food, clothes and, as we’re learning more and more, they also provide us with impressive health benefits.  Scientists are just starting to learn of the many medical, social and physiological benefits companionship with animals can bring us.  Here are […]

10 Ways to Optimize Your Pet’s Health

Keep the Weight Off Extra weight contributes to a whole slew of health problems, including arthritis, diabetes, respiratory compromise, and liver problems in cats. Studies show that obesity can shorten pets lives up to two and half years! Brush Those Teeth Removing plaque by brushing regularly can help prevent tartar build up.  Bacteria from dental […]

Top 5 Ways to Care for Senior Pets

As people are taking better and better care of their pets, they are living longer. As a result, more pets are reaching their ‘senior years‘ than ever before. Taking care of senior pets can take a little more attention and time. By doing these extra steps can help ensure a healthy happy four-legged friend for many […]

What to Expect When Adopting Pets from a Shelter

Making the choice to adopt a pet from the shelter is admirable. According to the ASPCA, about 2.7 million cats and dogs are euthanized annually because they can’t find homes. By rescuing a pet from a shelter situation, you are helping to decrease this number in a small, but significant way. Different organizations may have […]

Top 5 Dog Training Mistakes to Avoid

What are the dog training mistakes to avoid? This is what I asked myself when I got my first puppy. A well-mannered dog will always more happily co-exist with its two-legged family members than a naughty one. But the situation can become even more dire when you factor in that the number one reason dogs and […]