Growing up with dogs, I quickly learned that Easter, much like other Holidays, involved potential hazards for my pets.I recall as a young mom hiding the chocolate and plastic eggs for our yearly "Easter egg hunt," and then scouring the yard over and over to ensure that NO EGGS WERE LEFT BEHIND. Only once all … Continue reading Easter Pet Safety [Tips & Resources]
The children of today are the dog owners of tomorrow. Owning a dog can be a fun and rewarding experience, yet children are often unaware of the responsibilities involved. One way to help them understand the responsibility of dog ownership is by offering them educational books and material created especially for children. Stories provide children … Continue reading How To Help Children Learn Responsible Dog Ownership [Books and Resources]
Do you need pet insurance? Yes, no, maybe, not sure? With so many pet insurance companies to choose from, I thought I'd share a wonderful site (consumeraffairs.com) which compares the top ten pet insurance providers. Consumer Affairs writes, "Pet insurance helps pet owners pay the cost of medical expenses if the pet becomes ill or … Continue reading Compare the Top 10 Pet Insurance Providers
What is Canine Influenza? "Canine influenza (CI), or dog flu, is a highly contagious infection caused by an influenza A virus. The causative canine influenza virus (CIV) strains have been classified as H3N8 and H3N2 . . ."(AVMA). As a conscientious dog owner, and a participant in dog shows, I thought it would be vital … Continue reading What is Canine Canine Influenza?
Pet Health Record Book Keeping Pet Health Records is so important, not just the first few months, but at each stage of your dog's life. This innovative wellness book includes Pet Health Record Charts as well as well as Resources and Training Tips to help keep your dog healthy, happy, and safe. That's what "wellness" is all about! … Continue reading The Perfect Pet Health Record Book
Would you know what to do if your dog stopped breathing? Here is some important information from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Read their guidelines and watch this excellent video to help you learn. Also, it's a good idea keep your regular and emergency vet number handy at all times, just in case! AVMA … Continue reading CPR Guidelines For Dogs
Congratulations on your new puppy! As a new puppy parent, I’m sure the first thing you’ll want to know is how to potty train your puppy. The following links will take you to articles that will guide you in the potty training basics. The BEST way to ensure success is to learn all you can about this topic … Continue reading Potty Training Basics