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How You Know When Your Family Is Ready for a Pet

Monday, February 16, 2015

Adopting a pet can be a wonderfully transformative experience for your entire family…if they're ready, that is. It's a big decision to add a furry member of the family to your home! So how can you tell when the time is right to bring home that adorable kitty or puppy? Here are some great mileposts to check off before you dive into being a pet parent, inspired by www.care.com and their article 10 Signs Your Family is Ready for a Pet.   READ MORE




The Role Pets Play in Family Life

Monday, December 29, 2014

It is no secret that many pet owners view their four-legged friends as members of their family. Just recall the number of holiday cards you received this year with a pet included in the family portrait displayed on the front. I'm sure there was more than one!  READ MORE




Beach Trips with Your Dog: Do's and Don'ts

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

As summer nears, it’s time to hit the sand and salt and soak up the sun with your furry friend! But before you head to the beach, here are some things to consider
 
The first step should always be to do your research and find out if the beach is dog-friendly and if so, if your dog can roam freely. It’s always a good idea to bring a long leash, just in case. And no matter what, please don’t ever leave your dog unattended. There may be children or others who are uneasy around dogs, and it’s important to be courteous and do all you can to respect those around you. 



Tecnu: The Solution to Your Pet’s Poison Oak

Thursday, April 17, 2014

As we head into the warmer months, poison oak can become a real concern for your family and your pets if you happen to brush up against the oily plant. If your dog is affected, their skin will appear red and inflamed. The challenge comes when you can’t see the rash and you pet your dog, because then the urushiol oil from the poison oak will transfer to your skin and can cause an itchy, painful rash that can last up to several weeks.    

But don’t worry, you can still go play and explore in the outdoors, just be sure your medicine cabinet has a bottle of Tecnu in it. Tecnu is a skin cleanser that will remove poison oak, ivy and sumac if used within 2-8 hours after exposure. That means the urushiol oil from the poison oak can be removed before a rash even has the chance to begin! This stuff is a miracle-worker if you have sensitivities to any of those oily plants that cover the forest floor.    READ MORE




Got Affection? The 15 Friendliest Dog Breeds

Friday, April 04, 2014

After a hard day, what do you look forward to most: taking a run with your pet, or curling up to snuggle together on the couch? If it’s cuddling you crave out of a K9 friendship, then you should check out this list of the most affectionate dog breeds

From Chihuahua, to Collie, to Bulldog, to Pomeranian, the article covers 15 breeds that are naturally inclined to love their owners with lots of licks, warmth and affection. Just look at some of the dogs on the list; how can you not love them?! They’re so adorable!  READ MORE




What Dog Breed is Right for Your Family?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Selecting a dog that fits your family and your lifestyle is an important part of enjoying pet ownership. The main things you’ll want to consider are the amount of space you have, the kind of environment you live in (urban vs. countryside), the level of activity you can accommodate for, and preferences in size and temperament.

Here is a good article that covers some of the basics of selecting the right dog breed. Although it's important that you love the dog you pick and feel drawn to it, it's really essential that you choose a dog that fits your lifestyle. Take some time to think about your living quarters and daily routine and how you will accommodate adding a new member to your family within those confines.  READ MORE




The Facts about E-Fences: Are they Right for You?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Have you been debating how to safely confine your dogs when they’re outdoors?  With traditional fencing racking up a steep bill, many families look to other options such as electric fencing (E-fencing). But before you make your decision, here are some important points to consider.   READ MORE






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