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First Aid for Pets

Accidents and emergencies aren’t just for humans. While first aid is no substitute for emergency veterinary care, it is important for treating certain injuries and preventing symptoms or situations from worsening. In critical emergencies opting to administer first aid before heading to your veterinarian could make the difference between the life and death of your [...]

2017-03-19T10:51:41+00:00 Categories: Cat, Dog, Health, Safety|Tags: , , , , |

Finding a Reputable Breeder

With thousands of unwanted dogs living in shelters and desperately looking for new homes, we highly recommend that you at least consider adopting a puppy or adult dog. You will be able to find details of your local shelters and rescue centers online. However if your heart is set on a purebred puppy then the [...]

2017-03-19T10:52:37+00:00 Categories: Cat, Dog, Selection|Tags: , , , |

Training Your Pet

Once your pet has settled into your home it is a good idea to think about training. Training your pet can help ensure that the behaviors that they exhibit are primarily desirable ones. Dogs in particular like to please their owners and doing so will help retain a lifelong bond between you. Training your Dog [...]

2017-03-19T10:46:36+00:00 Categories: Behavior, Cat, Dog|Tags: , , |

Traveling with Your Pet

Our pets are a beloved part of our family and sometimes this means that they have to travel with us when we undertake long journeys. As a general rule cats seriously dislike traveling and are almost always better off at home in their own environment. Dogs are more amenable to traveling, but there are still [...]

2017-03-19T10:45:35+00:00 Categories: Cat, Dog, Safety|Tags: , , , |

How to Adopt a New Pet

A new pet can be very exciting! But do you know where to find the pet that's right for you? Choosing which pet you'd like can be hard, and not just because you have to choose between one kitten or puppy and another. We've got the tips to help you make the right decision — [...]

2017-03-19T10:52:56+00:00 Categories: Cat, Dog, Selection|Tags: , , , |

How to Stay Safe and Have Fun When Kids and Pets Play

Letting children, especially young children, and pets, especially new ones, play can be a little nerve wracking. The foremost worry is for the safety of the children, of course — it's more likely that an animal would physically hurt a child than the other way around. Unfortunately, kids can hurt pets too, and what's more, [...]

2017-03-19T10:40:22+00:00 Categories: Behavior, Cat, Dog, Safety|Tags: , , , , |

Vaccinations and Examinations

Regular vaccinations and examinations will help keep your pet healthy and happy. Your veterinarian will be able to advise you of the frequency that your pet should be examined, but most recommend either annual or six-monthly visits. This is because pets age an average of 7 times faster than humans and so by the time [...]

2017-03-19T19:20:24+00:00 Categories: Cat, Dog, Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Ticks

What are Ticks? Ticks are arachnids that belong to the same family as spiders and mites. They are parasitic and feed on the blood of host animals. They are visible to the naked eye, but start of around the size of a pin head before swelling with blood as they feast. Animals living in the [...]

2017-03-19T10:34:47+00:00 Categories: Cat, Dog, Health|Tags: , , , |

Seasonal Care

Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a State with relatively consistent weather and temperatures. Just as humans change their behavior and diet with fluctuations in temperature, so do most animals. Here are our guidelines for seasonal care for your pets. Winter If temperatures plummet and your pet usually likes to spend most of [...]

2017-03-19T10:37:43+00:00 Categories: Cat, Dog, Health, Safety|Tags: , , , , |