Keeping Your Pet Safe for Christmas and Having a Pet-Friendly Holiday

Keeping your pet safe for Christmas and having a pet-friendly holiday at the same time can sometimes be a difficult task. Christmas is that time of the year we anticipate so impatiently. It is the time of happiness, joy, family, love, presents and hopefully snow. Let’s be honest that all of us start acting a bit crazy while the festive …

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A Christmas Gift That Keeps on Giving….and Costing! - by Trusten Moore

A Christmas Gift That Keeps on Giving….and Costing! – by Trusten Moore

A Christmas Gift That Keeps on Giving….and Costing! It’s the time of the year when parents, boyfriends, and girlfriends surprise their loved ones with the best Christmas present ever… an adorable puppy! Who could resist a cute fluffy face sitting under the tree, the smell of puppy breath, and that bright pink tongue sticking out on Christmas morning?! I’ve seen …

National Mutt Day

National Mutt Day – 02.12

National Mutt Day (Also called National Mixed Breed Dog Day) was initiated back in 2005 by Colleen Paige. Colleen is an animal welfare advocate and celebrity pet and family lifestyle, expert. NMD is celebrated twice yearly, on July 31st and December 2nd with a sole purpose to celebrate, embrace and popularize dogs of mixed breed origins. This special day has …

Is Heartworm Prevention Really Necessary?

Is Heartworm Prevention Really Necessary? – Video by Victoria Birch

Our lovely Victoria Birch in this video called “Is Heartworm Prevention Really Necessary?” will explain the basics of heartworm disease, or Dirofilaria Immitis, and how to protect your pet. Heartworm disease is caused by the parasite Dirofilaria immitis, a type of roundworm that lives inside the heart and blood vessels of the lungs. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. It …

Urban dogs

Urban dogs are dogs living in a city or an urban area. This can sometimes be challenging for the dog and for the owners because big cities can be very loud and busy and with very little green areas for your dog to feel comfortable. It is always a challenge to keep a happy and healthy pet in an urban …

Pet Cancer Awareness Month – November

A rough estimate is that every 4th dog and every 5th cat will eventually develop some form of cancer during its lifetime. Cancers found in dogs and cats are very similar to the ones in humans and thorough research is of great benefit both for animals and people. A pet diagnosed with cancer isn’t necessarily a death sentence, as modern …

California law for pet custody

A brand new law was passed in California that will allow judges to decide who will get custody of the pet or pets in a divorce. The California law for pet custody was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. This new law will consider pets as family members, just like children. Until now, pets were considered property, in the same rank …