All Your Dog’s Medical Files in Your Pocket (Smartphone)!

Today we have a special guest post–and a super special offer–brought to you by Activ4Pets! Remember that time you were frantically searching for your dog’s up-to-date vaccination records? “If only there was an easy way to keep track of pet health records,” you muttered under your breath, forgetting all about it until – Voila! – […]

7 Tips for Hiring the Perfect Dog Sitter

As we quickly approach the summer travel season, today we have a a very timely guest post from Ashley Jacobs, the founder of Sitting for a Cause, a pet sitting website that donates 50% of their profits to animal-related causes. She is passionate about helping animals in need and resides in Newport Beach with her […]

Join the Pet Industry with pawTree!

Just last week at Global Pet Expo, the annual pet industry trade show, history was made as it was announced that the US pet industry now tops $60.28 billion. Are you looking for a way to earn extra money while, at the same time, talking to your friends about one of your favorite topics: pets? […]

Training Your Dog with Positive Reinforcement

As our regular readers know, both Irie and Tiki were trained using positive reinforcement techniques, something we credit both for moving along their training faster and for creating a deeper bond between us. Today we have a special guest post from Aly DelaCoeur of the dog training video site about positive reinforcement training. Positive […]

How to Prevent Canine Tick Problems

Living in the country, we’re no stranger to ticks. With warm weather right around the corner, we know that ticks will be arriving soon, too. Today we have a post and infographic on this important topic from Carrington College to help you prepare for these unwelcome spring arrivals. Ticks are extremely resilient creatures. They live […]

LOVE is a Four-Legged Word

Last year a massive $703 million was spent in the US on Valentine’s gifts for pets. That figure is DOUBLE what’s spent on Halloween, and works out at an average spend of just over $25 per person. Now, don’t get us wrong – we love the idea of spending the most romantic day of the […]

Don’t Miss These Cosplay Dogs Presented by Loot Pets!

Cosplay has become far more than just a hobby for pop-culture fans who attend comic book conventions to indulge in a few times a year. In an industry that’s become more and more friendly for geeks and gamers to share and express their love of movies, TV, games and comics through costume building, innovation and […]

The Joys Of Adopting A Senior Pet

by Heather Loenser, DVM, Staff Veterinary Advisor, Professional and Public Affairs for the American Animal Hospital Association If we had the choice, our pets would live as long as we do, but sadly, that’s not the case. All members of the animal kingdom age at different rates. Hamsters rarely live past 3 years of age, […]

Infographic: Protecting Your Dog from Halloween Chocolate

For all the fun of Halloween, when it comes to dogs, chocolate is NO treat. According to Petplan pet insurance, 32% more likely to suffer food poisoning during Halloween week versus any other time of the year. What’s the top risk? Chocolate! Chocolate is poisonous to pets because it contains toxic theobromine, and different types […]

8 Household Items to Keep Away from Your Dog

Do you have a dog that you keep inside your home? If so, you know that these pets can often make a mess by chewing on household items and getting into other things that they shouldn’t. Although this can be an annoyance to animal owners, it can also be dangerous for your canine. Even if […]