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Saying, “Goodbye,” is never easy, especially to a pet that has been a part of your family. That’s why even a year after making the tough decision to euthanize my cat due to a deadly disease, the wound is still sore. Coupled with the death of another close family member, my cat’s death has left me emotionally spent.
There are few things as exciting as becoming a pet owner for the first time. It’s the beginning of a journey that involves love, companionship, and care. But you can’t just haphazardly adopt a new pet. In order to make sure both you and your pet are happy together, you need to know what’s right for you, whether you can provide all that the animal needs, and how to make them comfortable as soon as they walk through your front door.
There is no doubt that many people view their dogs as family members. In fact many of my clients often use the term "four-legged children" when describing their pets. A recent journal article in Science demonstrated that both people and their dogs experience an increase in the natural bonding hormone oxytocin after a period of interaction. Some researchers theorize the familiar canine characteristics of large eyes, playfulness, and retention of other juvenile traits promote a relationship similar to that of a parent and child. Although the interaction is often very strong and relatively peaceful, just like any other relationship, there can be periods of conflict.
Picking the perfect containment system for your pet and your needs can be tricky. Accounting for your pet’s temperament, containment size, cost and more, you may find yourself asking: “What’s so deluxe about Deluxe?” Or “why go wired when wireless is so much easier to setup?” We've come up with this guide to simplfy your search.
The first Saturday in May is a party for the pups! Enjoy the spring air, stretch your legs and meet some fellow dog lovers in your community.
Since 2011, PetSafe® Brand has invested more than a million dollars in creating safe, off-leash areas for pets and pet owners across the United States. In 2017, we’ll help even more communities build, enhance or update dog parks.
How confident are you that your dog will come to you when called? It’s one of the basic obedience commands every pet parent should teach their dog. In addition to building a stronger bond with your pet, it could one day save his life.
Spring is the perfect time to get outside with your dog. One of the keys to keeping him safe is to make sure he knows basic commands such as come, sit, stay and heel. Check out the video below for some helpful tips on teaching your dog to come when called.
While dogs aren’t capable of resolving anything, the end of December is a good time to take stock of ways to help your dog become healthier and happier. Dr. Trisha Joyce of New York City Veterinary Specialists offers suggestions for pet parent resolutions.
This holiday season, experiment with some pet treat receipes instead of that 5-hour-long pie recipe! We found some delicious and healthy treats that your pets will love! These recipes include all the favorite fall ingredients like pumpkin, apples, turkey and more.
As pet parents, we're more concerned than ever about what we're feeding our pets. But it can be very difficult to choose the right pet food with so many choices and so many ingredients to research. I asked my vet for a list of dog food brands to try and ones to avoid, and here's the list of vet-recommended foods she gave me.
Cleaning up urine is one of the most frustrating aspects of being a pet owner, and it’s just something that happens even to the best pets. Not only is dog urine a pain to clean up, but it also causes stains to appear, damages your carpet, and leaves a horrible smell. Here are some of the best tips to remove the smell of pet urine out of your carpet.
A do-it-yourself costume will probably cost about half of what you would spend elsewhere, and it will be original and unique to your pet. Why buy a Halloween costume for your pet when you could make one cuter and cheaper? Check out these 15 easy DIY pet costumes.
We would like to remember our loving work companion and one of our first office dogs, Abby. Abby came to work with her dad, Bryan, every day for more than 12 years, even up to her last day. She will be greatly missed by everyone here at PetSafe® brand. Bryan has written this heartwarming article to memorialize his great companion.
Celebrate the holidays with these peanut butter puppy treats!
With a little sewing DIY skills, you can to learn how to make your own personalized scarf with your pet on it.
I just completed scent discrimination classes at my local kennel club. What fun we had! I will put Jack in a room, then go around the house hiding treat filled Easter eggs. I then instruct him to “Find It” as he hunts around the house looking for goodies.
By: Katie Allison It’s October, a month when we enjoy changing leaves, cooler temperatures and the fun of dressing up for Halloween. But October is also the month when we celebrate all the...
By Robin Rhea, Senior Brand Manager As we head into the last week of the finals of Bark For Your Park, the barking can get even more intense. It’s a critical time to step up your...
By Robin Rhea, Senior Brand Manager In 2014, more communities than every stepped up to Bark for their Park – over 1400. This is so inspiring to all of us that work on the contest. It tells...
Teaching your foster dog the basics of living in a home with people and other pets starts with setting realistic goals.
We teamed up with some PetSafe Idea Partners to complete In-Home Use Tests for one of our new products – the super cool Social Pet System. What did they tell us?
Perseverance is to be admired, right? Not if your dog is pulling, lunging or endlessly straining while on a leash.
Put these 5 steps in place so that your 2014 is an exceptional year for you and your pets.
I’m going to talk about something that all mothers and pet owners handle on a regular basis: Poop.
By Toni Gibson-Mark, KPA-CTP Who's ready for some Howlidays? It’s that time of year again! The leaves are falling, the Christmas music has begun and the holidays are coming! As we...
By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist I remember getting magazines in college and reading about surviving the holidays. We all have strange families, but how were these people...