Dogs

7 New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet

Working on a resolution or two for a happier, healthier new year? Consider including some for your pet!

Setting and conquering goals together is a great way to bond with your pet and pick up some mutually beneficial habits. Need some inspiration to get started? Here are seven New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet.

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6 Hidden Signs of Great Veterinary Care

When it’s time to visit the veterinarian, you have a general idea of what to expect: Your pet will receive a nose-to-tail examination and your family veterinarian may recommend vaccines, lab tests, or flea control. There’s much more to your pet’s visit than meets the eye, however. Here are six hard-to-spot signs of excellent care to watch for next time you make a trip to the veterinary hospital.

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Saying Goodbye: Helping You and Your Pet Through the End of Life

Pets are an important part of our lives and play a special role in our families, so when it comes time to say goodbye to a beloved dog or cat, the coping process can be a difficult and overwhelming one—but you don’t have to navigate it alone. Your family veterinarian can help guide you through the process and ensure that the end of your pet’s life is as comfortable and peaceful as possible.

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8 Things Every Pet Sitter Must Know

So, you’re heading out of town for the holidays. The flights are booked, bags are packed, and you’ve arranged for a trusted professional to care for your dog or cat while you’re away.

You’re prepared—but is your pet sitter? Here you’ll find a list of the eight most important things your pet sitter needs to know before you hit the road. Make sure you check it twice!

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Top 10 Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

The holiday season is a time of giving and joy for many families. However, for pets, there are some dangers that come along with the holiday festivities. During this season, it is important to keep in mind some of the hazards for pets while still enjoying the holidays together.

Pets are attracted to bright lights much in the same way kids are. Low-hanging ornaments, tinsel, and twinkling Christmas lights all pose a threat to pets. Here are some things to remember regarding decorations this holiday season.

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Warm and Fuzzy: 5 Winter Weather Pet Safety Tips

Baby, it’s getting cold outside! As you fire up the furnace and dig the sweaters out of the back of the closet, remember that your pet needs special care during the winter months, too. Follow these five tips to keep your pet safe and warm all season long.

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What to Do When Your Pet Won’t Eat

When your pet suddenly loses his appetite, it can be concerning—particularly if you’ve got a regular chowhound on your hands. Reluctance to eat, also called inappetence or anorexia, can be caused by a number of serious conditions, so if you notice your dog or cat has lost interest in food, it’s best to contact your family veterinarian to get to the heart of the problem right away.

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