Spring Pet Safety

Spring Pet Safety Spring is a wonderful time of the year but there are some hazards to be aware of. Here are some things to avoid and be aware of this spring: Allergies. Some pets may experience allergies caused by seasonal plants. Call your vet if you notice any irritation. Spring Cleaning. Ensure that you are cleaning with non-toxic, safe products to avoid a threat to your pet. Plants. Some seasonal plants can be toxic to your pet. Ensure all the plants in your yard are safe for your pet to be around. Pesticides. Lawn care and gardening products can...[Read More]

Spring Cleaning Your Pet Supplies

Spring Cleaning Your Pet Supplies Spring cleaning is a great time to clean and organize all of your pet supplies! Here are some tips on getting your pet’s supplies in order. Start with decluttering. Go through all of your pet supplies including food, toys, beds, etc and see what needs to be thrown away. Check all dates on your pet’s food to ensure it is before the expiration date. Make a list of what needs to be replaced and plan a trip to grab some fresh supplies. Make a special space. Clean out a cabinet door or drawer or part...[Read More]

How to tell if your pet has fleas and what to do then?

How to tell if your pet has fleas and what to do then? We are quickly approaching the time of year when fleas begin to become a major nuisance for your pets and your family.  Here are some tips for what to look for in order to see if your pet might have brought home unwanted guests. Watch for excessive scratching. Check out their skin for tiny bumps. Spread the coat around the base of the tail or tummy and look for adults or flea “poop.” Put your dog on a white towel and brush or comb them to see...[Read More]

St. Patrick’s Day Dog Treats

St. Patrick’s Day Dog Treats Ingredients: 3/4 cup grated carrots 1/2 cup unsweetened plain applesauce 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 cup spinach 2 cups rice flour 1/2 cup oatmeal Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Blend together carrots, applesauce, spinach and pumpkin until completely smooth. In a bowl, mix rice flour and oatmeal together. Add the wet mix to the dry mix, mixing gently until dough forms. Roll out dough and shamrock cookie cutters to cut out cookies. Bake the cookies, flipping the cookies over after seven minutes and bake for another five minutes. Remove cookie tray and allow...[Read More]

Can My Cat Eat That?

Can My Cat Eat That? There are many human foods your cat can eat, but many are not okay. Here is a list of what your cat can and cannot eat:

Celebrate Your Pup’s Birthday

Celebrate Your Pup’s Birthday Your dog is a huge part of your life! Celebrate your pup with these simple tips: Make them their own birthday pupcake. Recipe: 1/2 cup oatmeal 1 cup flour 1/4 applesauce 1/4 cup honey 1/4 peanut butter 1 tsp baking soda 1 egg Topping: Peanut butter Dog food or treats Mix ingredients. Set oven to 350 degrees. Spray cupcake pan with nonstick spray. Pour into cupcake pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool. Spread peanut butter on top. Add treats on top of peanut butter. Let your pup enjoy and celebrate another great year with them!...[Read More]

Welcoming a New German Shepherd to Your Family

Welcoming a New German Shepherd to Your Family Recently my son and daughter-in-law welcomed a new German Shepherd puppy into their home.  Scout, (on the left pictured with her litter-mate Sammy), is a beautiful female German Shepherd with wonderful coloring and a bright, friendly, and wonderful personality.  German Shepherds are the second most popular breed in the USA and can grow to average between 75 and 95 pounds.  Herding or Working dogs, they love exercise and lots of playtime.  Curious and intelligent, they are very trainable and are fiercely loyal making them great family dogs. German Shepherds are double coated...[Read More]

Preparing Your Pet for an Emergency

Preparing Your Pet for an Emergency Emergencies can happen at any time. Here are some tips on how to ensure your pet stays safe in the event of an emergency: Use a microchip with up-to-date contact information. Put a pet rescue decal on your door or window to let first responders know that a pet may be trapped inside. Know where your pet likes to hide when afraid or anxious. This can help you find them faster. Have a pet-friendly place in mind to go in case you need to leave your home during an emergency. Not all disaster relief...[Read More]

Valentine’s Day Dog Treats

Valentine’s Day Dog Treats These heart shaped frozen treats are the best present for your favorite Valentine! Ingredients: 1 cup strawberries 1 banana ½ cup plain greek yogurt Directions: Remove stems from strawberries Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Pour into a silicone heart mold and place in freezer for at least 4 hours

Bringing Your New Dog Home

Bringing Your New Dog Home Excited to bring your new pup home but worried about how to make the transition smooth? Here are some tips on how to help you get the first day right: Acquire essential supplies: Leash Bed Collar and Tags Crate, exercise pen, or baby gate for confinement purposes. Toys Treats Food Water and Food Bowls Prepare for your dog to come home: Find out about your dog’s needs, such as dietary and emotional requirements and daily sleep and exercise habits. Pet proof your home. Don’t leave anything out that your dog could damage. Create a dog...[Read More]

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