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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

7 Ways to Keep Pets Safe in Winter!

That chill in the air means it's time to bundle up. But don't forget to help your pets deal with the cooler temps. Here are seven ways to help your pets in winter - share your other tips in the comments!


  1. Keep cats and dogs indoors. If they must be outside for a period of time, ensure that they have a warm, dry place to hang out and access to water (you may need to use a heated dish!).
  2. Clear a path in the snow/ice and use a pet-friendly, no-salt ice melt such as Morton Safe-T-Pet.
  3. Keep your dog on a short leash and stay out just long enough for the dogs to relieve themselves.
  4. Remove snow and ice from the paws and fur after walks/playing outside.
  5. Check warm spots on cars, such as hoods, where animals might seek shelter from the cold.
  6. Be sure pets are wearing identification tags and proper outerwear as needed.
  7. Protect short haired or sensitive dogs during walks by using coats and boots. (or something like Musher’s Secret, which protects pads)

And here's a bonus tip for my fellow humans: great doggie DIY idea for winter!

Friday, November 01, 2013

5 Links for National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month
One more thing we have in common with our pets: pets can get diabetes. In recognition of National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, here are some links to help you learn what to what out for, how pets are tested for diabetes, and how we can help our pets.


And, as always, don't hesitate to talk to your vet about any concerns/questions you have about your pet's health!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

15 Links for Halloween & Pets Fun!

OK, sure, it's always sad to say good bye to Summer, but rather than dwell on that, let's get ready for the next Big Fun Holiday: Halloween!


There are lots of ways to include your pet in your Halloween fun. But it's important to keep safety in mind, and to consider your pet's personality. If they prefer to sit this one out, give them someplace quiet to hang out until it's all over.


Either way, here are some ideas and tips for a great Halloween:



Halloween Pet Safety


Halloween Pet Treats

Hint: You might want to keep some dog treats handy for any furry trick-or-treaters!


Halloween Pet Trivia


Halloween Pet Costumes/Costume Ideas

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

5 Tips for Helping Your Pet Deal With the Heat Wave

Humans aren't the only creatures who struggle in this hot, hot weather. So, here are some tips to help you help your pets manage the hazy, hot, and humid days of summer:

And here is a bonus tip from Bailey - pools are cool!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Pets and the 4th of July

Keep your pets safe this 4th of July! http://ow.ly/mzkQG

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Natural Pet Products Food Recall

Natural Pet Products has announced it is recalling four of its most popular brands of dry dog, cat and ferret foods due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Great Doggie DIY Idea for Winter!

Bailey loves the cold weather, so we do a lot of cold weather walks. Of course, that means lots of pulling my gloves on and off to pick up her poop! I'm going to give this DIY idea to make my cheap gloves more grippy, so the hopefully I can keep my gloves on for the whole walk!

For the price of some puffy fabric paint, it's low risk/high return (possibly!).

Monday, February 25, 2013

Kasel Associates Industries Recalling Certain Pet Treats Due to Salmonella Contamination Boots and Barkley, Colorado Naturals, Nature’s Deli among brands affected

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Kasel Associates Industries Inc. is recalling all pet treats it manufactured from April 20 through Sept. 19, 2012 due to potential contamination with Salmonella. Kasel has issued three previous recall notices for specific products manufactured during this time period. This includes products from: Kasel Boots and Barkley, BIXBI, Colorado Naturals, Nature’s Deli, K9 Chicken, and TDBBS, Inc among brands affected. These were sold at/by: Petco, Kasel, Menards, BIXBI, Target, Nutri-Vet, Sam’s Club, Costco, and TDBBS, Inc/Best Bully Sticks.

Get the details here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm340552.htm

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February 23, 2012 - Spay Day USA

World Spay Day is February 26, 2013. On that day, and throughout February, Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, organizations and individuals worldwide will promote spay/neuter as a way to save lives. https://spaydayportal.humanesociety.org/

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Don't forget, February Is National Pet Dental Health Month!

Have questions about brushing your pet's teeth?Want to learn more about brushing your pet's teeth? Check this out: http://tinyurl.com/4mrd8lp
Learn more:

For us, the winning combo was a flavored dog toothpaste that Bailey loves (don't use human toothpaste, it's not safe for pets!), and the finger toothbrush (see below).

This is our fav!




These are handy too!