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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Fourth of July celebrations can be a lot of fun for people, but for your pets, all of the week’s events and excitement can be scary. To help your pet around potential stress, consider these tips. *Be prepared to leave abruptly if taking your pets to fireworks displays. Owners are often surprised by how their
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Take Your Dog to Work Day

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Take Your Dog to Work Day was started by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1999 and is celebrated annually the first Friday after Father’s Day. PSI created the day to celebrate the great companions dogs make and encourage their adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies. In 2014, Take Your Dog to Work
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Cold & Wet or Warm & Dry?

Cold & Wet or Warm & Dry?

Is it a bad sign if a dog has a dry, warm nose?  Short answer: Not really. It’s great to be observant about such things with your cats and dogs. Getting them in to the vet at the first signs of trouble prevents suffering for pets and saves money for owners. A dog’s nose may
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Dog and Cat Food Recall

Dog and Cat Food Recall

Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term
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Tips for Having Both a Dog and a Nice Lawn

Tips for Having Both a Dog and a Nice Lawn

What a challenge it can be to have a nice lawn and a dog in the yard.  A common problem dogs create is uneven grass, spots that grow too richly and then spots that are scalded by urine.  Many, many years ago, the prevailing theory was that lawn burning was caused by the acidity or
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