This Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate with the sights and sounds of fireworks. While man humans love the pyrotechnics, it's important to remember that our patriotic midsummer spectacular is no holiday for many of our pets. They are often very frightened will spend the holiday hiding under the bed or in the basement, cowering, shaking, drooling and seeking safety and comfort. Scared pets have been known to jump out of apartment windows, leap over or dig under fences, or chew their skin until it's raw. They may also bolt out an open door and become lost. Read more...
The weather has warmed up all across country, which mean more people will be enjoying beaches, lakes and swimming pools. Relaxing by the water isn’t complete without friends, family and for many pet owners that includes their four-legged family members. Read more...
Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between. And the shelter staff are ready to help you adopt your very first cat — or to bring home a friend for another beloved cat! Read more...
During the summer months, many families take their annual vacations increasing the need to find a place for their four-legged family members to stay while they’re away.
Overnight stays away from home can be stressful for your dog — and for you. The right boarding facility can make all the difference; a good kennel not only allays everyone’s anxiety but can also turn your dog’s stay into an enjoyable experience for pets and people alike.
Finding the right kennel is as simple as asking the right questions. There are a few crucial things to know before you leave your dog overnight — or longer. Here’s what I look for in a good kennel. Read more...
National Pet Week® is dedicated to celebrating the more than 200 million pets that enrich our lives each and every day. National Pet Week® was created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA to honor the many important roles pets have in our lives and to promote responsible pet ownership