Fact or Fiction? Black Cats on Halloween

Black cats have been the subject of many legends and myths for centuries. Animal lovers are reminded of these legends every October. The idea that black cats are in danger during the month of October became so widespread that most animal shelters banned black cat adoptions. Fear that cats are being adopted to ritual sacrifice […]

Halloween Costume Safety for your Pets

Halloween costumes for your pet can be a fun addition to your Halloween festivities for your entire family. When choosing a costume, make sure that it is safe for your pet. Even with colder temperatures most pets do not need to wear clothes to keep warm. Limit the amount of time that your pet is […]

Cats that Spray

Just like some male dogs have the bad habit of lifting their leg to mark things, some cats spray items or objects to mark as their own. Learn how to help get rid of this bad behavior. Since we have already discussed how to help get rid of dogs marking their territory, it is only […]

Preparing Pets for Fall

Goodbye, Summer. Hello, Fall! With August over already, it’s time to start preparing ourselves and our dogs for the autumn months! It is difficult to believe that summer is over! While it feels like we just broke out the flip flops and swimsuits, it is time to put those away and pull out the jackets. While you […]

Caring For Pets Teaches Children Responsibility

Pets are the perfect way to teach your children about responsibilities. All children love to have a pet of their own, but to make them actually take care of that pet, feed it and cleanup after can be difficult. Often, the pet is not age-appropriate, which makes the task of caring for it more difficult […]

Summer Safety Pet Tips

Fun in the Sun Tips for your Pets! Imagine how you would feel outside on a hot, summer day wearing a fut coat. That’s how most pets feel. It’s important to allow our furry friends fun in the sun, but also keep them safe. Here are some tips to practice all summer long: Provide your […]

How to Find a Lost Pet

Photo by Lord Jim / CC-BY When your pet runs away, it’s hard not to panic. Where do you look? Who do you call? Panic no more – we have some advice for you to follow so you can recover your pet as soon as possible. 1. Why Pets Run Away Photo by bihphotography / CC-BY […]

Dogs at the Beach

Lassie, let’s hit the water! During the summertime, the crowds flock to the beaches, rivers and lakes, some with their pooches! Here are some tips on how to make a trip to cooling waters fun with your furry friend. It is summer, which means it is time for water! As a North Carolinian, my family loves […]

Help the Turtles

Why did the turtle cross the road? Who knows! It’s summertime! With warmer temperatures, there will be a lot more wildlife activity going on. This includes the amount of turtles attempting to cross the street! While their tough shells protect them from most things, it won’t save these reptiles from getting run over by a […]