Cats are great pets. They love to play, they love to cuddle when you are watching TV or sleeping, and they purr for no reason other than being near you. But they also love to scratch. Unfortunately, the things they love to scratch are often the legs of your antique table, your upholstered sofa, or your expensive carpet. Petar Petrov, founder of CozyCatFurniture.com, has some great information on how to save your furniture from cat scratching.
Many of us have been in this situation before: you see what appears to be a lost or stray dog walking in a park or on the side of a busy road. What are you supposed to do when you encounter a stray? How do you reach out? Debbie Swanson, a regular contributor to Dogster.com, outlines some tips for approaching a stray/lost dog.
April 22 is Earth Day, so why not include your best pal as we all "paws" to appreciate our home planet? Julia Szabo from Dogster.com put together a list of simple ways to help do your part to make the planet a little healthier. With a little planning and consideration, minimizing your carbon paw-print is not only easy, it's fun!
Last week we featured a blog with tips for keeping your dog safe during winter. Of course cats also need special care in the cold winter months. So this blog provides tips on keeping your cat happy and safe until the warm temperatures of spring arrive. Thanks to our friends at VetStreet.com for these great tips!
Submitted by Petique on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
With winter in full force across most of the US, it’s important to keep thinking of your pets and their needs in the colder weather. Your dog’s health, food and environment all need to be taken into consideration when “Old Man Winter” approaches. Here are some tips from our friends at VetStreet.com
Submitted by Petique on Saturday, January 19, 2013
Just like you schedule your seasonal wardrobe swap, the process of protecting your pets from frigid temperatures should begin long before the mercury plunges. As soon as the colder air settles in, follow these steps from Dr. Marty Becker at VetStreet.com to weather-proof your pet's routine from the upcoming big chill.
Submitted by Petique on Thursday, November 01, 2012
Dogs enjoy the revelry at Thanksgiving at least as much as humans, with bits of this and that dropping on the floor, and delectable smells wafting around the house. But Thanksgiving mustn't be a free-for-all. Just because we try to pack away all we can doesn't mean our dogs should. And there are certain items your dog really needs to avoid.
Our friends at Dogster.com outline some tips that will help your dog get through Thanksgiving safely and with a smile on her snout.
Most people know that a number of human foods are dangerous to pets. Many of these foods may seem tasty to our pets but can prove deadly if eaten. It can be very tempting to offer pets food from the table, but pets should not be given human food unless recommended by your veterinarian.
If you suspect your pet may have eaten a dangerous food, contact your veterinarian immediately. In many cases, early recognition and treatment are critical. Our friends at VetStreet.com have provided this list of some dangerous foods and details about how to keep your pets safe.
Submitted by Petique on Saturday, October 06, 2012
Halloween is a fun time for kids and many adults, but can be a frightening and stressful time for your pets. As a pet owner, you know your pet best, but here are some points to consider for your pet's safety.
Continual doorbell ringing and people at the door (in costume, no less!) can be stressful for a pet. Some pets may experience stress-related diarrhea or potentially injure themselves if crated or otherwise contained. Keep your pet in a quiet and safe place on Halloween.