You’ve purchased a sweater for Great Aunt Muriel, picked out something special for your significant other, and picked up gift cards for everyone in between… but what about your favorite pet? Don’t let this important family member’s stocking go unstuffed! Though they can’t wrap a present in return, we know their love and companionship are the greatest gifts of all. Even though they may not be able to write a thank-you note, wagging tails and merry meows are even sweeter. Your furry friend is bound to love these five gift ideas —......
Now that we’ve wrapped up Thanksgiving (and, consequently, the heaps of leftovers we’re bound to be reheating every day for the foreseeable future), there’s only a handful of weeks left in the holiday rush! Are you ready? For pet owners, being “ready” for the holiday season takes on some added meaning. Between the usual bouts of careful planning and attention to detail, we’re also responsible for making sure our furry family members feel the holiday love… and that means keeping them safe, healthy, and happy in the midst of all the merriment......
We know our clients consider their pets an important part of the family. When you care so deeply for your pets, it’s natural to want to make sure they are happy and healthy. When the sun is shining, it’s easier and far more desirable to spend loads of time outdoors with walking and playing with our dog friends — but what happens in fall or winter when it’s too cold and dreary to be outside for long? Just like you, your dog needs to follow a regular exercise regimen to stay healthy......
As the holiday travel season approaches, your family’s plans are likely beginning to come together. For many, a vacation away from home may be in the cards as invites roll in from out-of-town relatives. In the coming weeks, you’ll be arranging transportation, time off from work, last-minute home duties — and if your furry friends won’t be coming along for the ride, you’ll also need to secure pet care. In this case, the two primary options for pet owners to consider are checking your pets into a boarding facility or enlisting the......
We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, ASPCA experts warn. “Most people love to spend the warmer days enjoying the outdoors with friends and family, but it is important to remember that some activities can be dangerous for our pets,” said Dr. Camille DeClementi, Senior Toxicologist at the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center. “By following a few simple rules, it is easy to keep your pet safe while still having fun in the sun.” Take......
When Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941,the United States inventory of military working dogs consisted of only 90 Siberian Huskies and Malamutes. These dogs were used as pack and sled dogs for rescue in areas of the world where motorized equipment could not go. In 1942 “Dogs for Defense” began a modern military dog-training program that would supply the demand for man ‘s Best Friend” for combat units and security in the European and Pacific theaters of WWII. Over 42 breeds of dogs were originally accepted for training, but by......