Preparing Your Home for a Puppy (Checklist)
Is your home prepared for your new puppy? Here’s a checklist to help prepare your home for your new puppy. There are some major points to puppy proofing your home to keep your new dog safe and you keeping your sanity.
Single Coat Dog Breeds – A List of Dog Breeds That Don't Shed A Lot
Newsflash: all dogs shed! So, if you're looking for a dog that doesn't shed, you'll be looking for a very long time. There is no dog breed, purebred or mixed, that will not shed its hair. However, in this blog, we’ll present you with a number of breed options that don’t shed a lot.
Top Five Toxins Found in Your Home and Other Substances Dangerous to Pets
As parents, we don't leave items around the house that are unsafe for kids, right? Well that same rule of thumb should apply to your pets. Many common items that are sometimes overlooked in homes have proven to be a problem if ingested by your pet.
Help Save Homeless Pets at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control
BB Bear's Remarkable Story
By now you have probably heard the horrifying yet heart-warming story about the 2 month old white husky puppy named BB Bear, found next to a dumpster in Phoenix.....
13 Unbelievable Facts You Never Knew About Your Pooch
Your Dog's Sense of Smell Trumps Yours
The 'smell' center of your dog's brain is 40 times larger than yours, meaning dogs can smell thousands of times better than humans.
Brush Those Teeth
Phew! You sure smell funky! When your dog gives you a slobbering kiss and you push him away because his breath is bad, he may be suffering from more than just bad doggy breath; he could have a serious dental disease.
How Your Behavior Affects Your Dog's Behavior
What do you say to your dog when you are getting ready to leave the house? Do you make a fuss? Does it sound something like this, "I have to go now honey, but Mommy will be back soon, okay? I love you. Don't worry baby I'll be back soon, okay?" Blah, blah, blah
Protect Your Pets From Harmful Effects of Fireworks
Fear of noise or noise anxiety is the most common phobia among dogs. It's normal for dogs to be afraid of loud noises because they trigger their nervous system and running away from the noise is a survival instinct. That is why more pets run away on July 4 than any other day of the year.
The Heat Is On! - 12 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer
Don't leave your dog or any other pet in a hot car this summer, not even for one minute. The Arizona sun and our high temperatures can have a major effect on your dog’s health. Canines easily overheat because the only way they release heat is by panting and through a limited number of sweat glands between their toes.
Party Foods You Can and Should Not Feed Your Pets
As the writer of this blog, I admit I feed my pets, dogs, cats and tortoises human food way too often. My dogs eat steak, my cats eat cheese and they both eat Rotisserie Chicken. My two Sonoran Desert Tortoises eat strawberries and Romaine lettuce.
Mystery Unraveled - A Dog Lover's Tale of How Pets and Pesticides/Herbicides Don't Mix!
I have had dogs and other pets my whole life. At the time of this writing I have three dogs, two Sonoran Desert Tortoises which live solely in my backyard and survive off the vegetation and three indoor/outdoor cats.
Dog Owners Likely Live Longer Lives
If your dog hasn't given you enough reasons to love him as unconditionally as he loves you, here is another one. Pet owners might actually live longer lives! A new report from the American Heart Association suggests having a canine companion may help lower the risk of heart disease; in fact, studies linking pet ownership to better physical and mental health have been popping up for decades.
Are You Brushing Your Pet's Teeth? You Should Be!
Chances are you brush your teeth everyday right? So why should it be different with your dog or cat? Truth is, it shouldn't. Few pet owners revel in the thought of brushing their dog or cat's teeth, but awareness of the importance of doing so and overall pet dental health is growing quickly.
How to Plan an Awesome Road Trip With Your Dog
It’s never easy to say goodbye to our pets when it’s time to travel. If you can’t bear to leave your four-legged friend behind on your next road trip, here are a handful of tips to help prepare you and your buddy for your upcoming adventure.
10 Best Puppy and Dog Training Tips from Experts
You just brought your new puppy or dog home. Congratulations! A puppy is for life, so you are going to be together for a very long time. That means you need to set rules and boundaries and the sooner the better to ensure you remain best friends forever.
9 Big Dog Myths
There are common legends or “old wives’ tales” that we hear over and over, but the truth is they are false. Read on to learn more about the myths, so next time it comes up in a conversation, you can set the record straight!