Video Created to Help Calm Dogs Who Fear Fireworks

For many holiday revelers, celebrations and fireworks seem to go hand in hand. However, while people turn their eyes to the sky to delight in the sight of a pyrotechnics presentation, the eyes of frightened dogs are frantically searching for an escape from the confusing bombardment of flashing lights and loud noises. Let’s face it: […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe During Fireworks #infographic

Well, the calendar may not say July 4th yet, but the fireworks have already started in our area. Last night, just minutes before I took Irie and Tiki out for their evening potty run, up started the fireworks. Needless to say, that bathroom break didn’t occur until the middle of the night… With the Fourth […]

What to Do If You Find a Lost Dog

Just a few weeks ago, John and I were driving back home from a restaurant dinner. About halfway home, we saw a man and woman on the sidewalk, both looking down a busy street and pointing. Before we got any closer, I had already guessed what they were watching: a lost dog. Sure enough, a […]

Is Your Dog Ready for the Fourth of July?

The countdown’s on for the Fourth of July weekend. I have to say that I’m somewhat dreading the long weekend of fireworks. Since the holiday falls on Monday this year, the fireworks will start Friday and just keep on going… Sadly the Fourth of July is one of the most dangerous days for your dog, […]

How to Photograph Your Dog This Holiday Season

This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are our own. As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors. The countdown is on the for the holidays! In our home, our furry family members are a huge part of our holiday celebrations. With no children in the house, Irie […]

Could Homemade Dough Ornaments Harm Your Dog?

It’s that time of the year again when we start seeing super cute tutorials for making salt dough ornaments for the tree. Children love to make them, they’re very inexpensive, and they provide a great way to preserve a memory, whether that’s a dog’s paw print or a child’s hand print. There’s only one problem: […]

Halloween Safety: Costumes & Your Dog

This post is sponsored by Nutrish. All opinions and statements are entirely our own. Are you planning to enjoy some Halloween fun with your dog? Make sure it’s a treat for him by observing these Halloween costume safety tips. Whether that fun means an afternoon of costumed photos, a pet parade, or an evening of […]

The Caring Vet: 4th of July Pet Safety Tips

In The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber offers some ideas for keeping our pets safe during the upcoming 4th of the July holiday. For most of us, the 4th of July is a blast! We have a day off from work, we often have a BBQ with all the goodies that go with it—including […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe On the Fourth of July

The countdown is on to the holiday that so many dogs–and dog lovers–dread: the Fourth of July. This day of family fun ends in fireworks in so many locations and results in more pets running away than any other day of the year. Shelters are already bracing for the influx of lost dogs and cats […]

The Caring Vet: Heading Off Holiday Pet Problems

With the holiday season bearing down like a runaway sleigh, it’s important to consider how to help our dogs cope with the added excitement and change of routine that the holidays bring. Pet parents know that dogs (and many humans!) are creatures of habit; below in The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber addresses the […]