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The Dirty Truth About Fleas

When fleas are spotted in the home, it’s our pets that take the blame. But did you know that for every flea you see, there could be a much bigger problem hiding in the bedding, carpets, furniture and floorboards of your home? The truth is, flea eggs, maggot-like larvae and pupae represent 95 percent of […]

Essential Tips for Keeping Your Canine’s Skin and Coat Healthy

If you love your dog like a true member of your family, you want to give him the absolute best. So when your furry friend seems to have a lackluster coat and flaky, itchy skin, you’re bound to feel concerned. It’s time to take a proactive approach so your dog can be healthy – both […]

Include Your Pets in Your Evacuation and Disaster Planning

All too often when a disaster strikes, our four-legged friends are left to fend for themselves and sometimes end up lost, injured or killed. The best way to avoid this tragic scenario is to have a well-thought-out disaster plan that includes Fido, so you know where to go and what to take. “Many public shelters […]

Keeping a Clean, Fish-Friendly Home

My mom has taught me many things over the years, not the least of which is the importance of having a clean house. Not just because it looks nice-but because it helps keep you from getting sick! Not surprisingly, Mom’s advice translates to fish homes, too. Good fish aquarium maintenance doesn’t have to be a […]

Bird Feeder Battles: Winning the War Against Squirrels

For bird lovers, the sight of a bushy tail hanging off the side of a feeder means just one thing: war. Sure, squirrels have to eat, too, and no one wants to harm the persistent critters. But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with squirrels scarfing down the seed you put out for […]

Parrot Food: Which Types to Feed Your Pet

There was a time when parrot food was only about seeds. This really is so simply because seed products are thought to contain the the majority of vitamins and minerals that are essential for bird development. Seeds are likewise the most typical element in a bird’s diet plan. The commercially created ones usually might have […]

10 Simple Tips for Pet Proofing Your Home

Pets are like children–they’re curious about everything! And just as a new parent would child-proof their home for a toddler’s safety, pet parents should be concerned with the safety of their four-footed children. Consider this–most parents spend nine months preparing for the arrival of a new baby, taking classes on child safety and child proofing […]

Bad Dog Breath: Why It’s Not Normal and Can Be a Sign of Dental Trouble

Most people dutifully brush their teeth not only to prevent cavities and gingivitis, but also to keep their breath smelling fresh. In just the same way, regular brushing for dogs can ensure good dental hygiene and reduce the infamous “doggy breath.” Many pet parents believe that bad dog breath is a package deal and comes […]

Welcome a New Pet Into Your Home With These Tips

Congratulations! You’re a pet owner. Bringing a new pet home is an exciting experience but requires some preparation. That adorable ball of energy covered in fur will interact with just about every inch of living space and your life is about to be enriched in ways you’ve never dreamed possible. Prepping your house, wardrobe and […]

For Your Cat’s Sake, Practice Good Health

Cats are known for their independent nature. However, as with all pets, cats depend on their pet parents to make the important decisions that impact their well-being, including their diet. While most pet lovers have good intentions when caring for their feline friends, there are still misconceptions as to what are considered healthy choices, particularly […]