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Doing Flea Patrol in Your Home

Doing Flea Patrol in Your Home

By Sandy Robins

In many states, fleas are a year-round problem. But these parasites are at their worst in the hot summer months particularly in the humid parts of the country.News flash. Fleas only spend 20 percent of their time on pets and the rest of the time in your home! The best way to see if they have...

Moving with Pets: What You Need to Know

Moving with Pets: What You Need to Know

By Sandy Robins

Many families move to new neighborhoods or even different states over the summer before the school semesters begin. Moving is stressful for pets as they pick up on the vibes in the household and the unusual activity that precedes a move. Thus, it’s important to pay special attention prior to the...

Doghouse Repairs Month: Time to Primp Out Your Canine’s “Apartment”

Doghouse Repairs Month: Time to Primp Out Your Canine’s “Apartment”

By Sandy Robins

July is Doghouse Repairs Month. While in many households our dogs share our beds, it’s still nevertheless a good idea to have a doghouse that can offer shade and general weather protection when the family is outdoors relaxing or entertaining.There are some really fabulous doghouse designs that are...

Summer Days – Here Comes The (Hot) Sun

Summer Days – Here Comes The (Hot) Sun

By Sandy Robins

There is no question of how damaging the sun’s rays can be; they are harmful to both people and pets. And, that also includes cats who have an indoors-only lifestyle and dogs who like to lie in sunbeams because the sun’s harmful rays penetrate glass.Pets that lie in the sun too long can get...

pet hydration

How to Keep Your Pet Healthy & Hydrated

By Patrick Mahaney

As a veterinarian practicing in warm and sunny Southern California, I know the important role hydration plays in promoting my patients's best health. Water makes up 70-80% of a dog or cat's body mass, so it's a crucial nutrient to maintain normal cellular function. A loss of only 10% of the total body fluids can cause serious illness. Learn how important it is to keep pets hydrated and the signs of dehydration to watch out for.

Preparing Your Home for Guests with Pets

Preparing Your Home for Guests with Pets

By Sandy Robins

Guests may be your best friends but your dog may not feel the same way about their canines. So, what do you do if they ask if they can come and stay and bring their pooch too? This is the type of scenario that could ruin a friendship. However, as the incumbent canine, your dog’s feelings need to...

Outdoor Outings with Your Dog

Outdoor Outings with Your Dog

By Stacy Hackett

After a long, cold winter, you may be looking forward to spending some time outside this spring. Before you head out the door to enjoy the nicer weather, consider these 10 ways your dog can join in on the fun, and make sure you follow the five tips for preparing him for the outside.While outside,...