Pet Life

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Why You Need to Get Your Pet Spayed or Neutered

One of the first decisions pet parents have to make when they adopt a new puppy or kitty is whether to get them spayed or neutered. For some, it’s an easy decision; they want their pets fixed as soon as they’re old enough. Others are tempted to let their female pet have at least one […]

Adult dog Jack Russell lying in the bedroom wrapped in the chequered blanket

Five Pet Essentials for January ❄️

It’s January, which means it’s colder than a dog’s nose almost everywhere in the U.S. (remind us to book that trip to Hawaii next January). Times and temps like these call for some special gear, so we’ve selected five pet essentials you need to survive January (and maybe the rest of the year, too) with […]

dog looking out the window at rain - Jack Russell Terrier

Where to Take Your Dog When It’s Raining

It’s wet and cold but your dog still needs to get out and move about. But where can you go when it’s raining? Plenty of places. Go to a Friend’s House A good way to avoid cabin fever when it’s raining is to visit a friend—whether that friend is another dog or a favorite human. […]

Golden Retriever in a mud puddle in the rain

How to Keep Your Dog (and Your Home!) Happy This Winter

Ah, winter time. There’s a chill in the air that makes everything feel cozy. The ground might be covered in a magical blanket of snow. But what to do when your pup is used to spending his time outside? And how do you keep your home clean with the mess he’s bound to track in? […]

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How to Have a Stress-Free Move with Your Pet: Part Two

It’s finally arrived: moving day.  By now your dog or cat will likely have picked up that something’s happening and might be acting a little anxious.  So it’s important you act calm and pay a lot of attention to your furball.  We know it will be hard, but try to stick to their routine as […]


Essential Gear You Need to Hike with Your Dog

You probably didn’t adopt your dog so you have a hiking buddy.  But that’s one of the many wonderful rewards that come with being a doggie parent.  In this beginner’s guide we talked about how to prepare for hiking adventures with your pup.  Now we want to share our favorite essential hiking gear you’ll need to go […]


Back-to-School Items for Families Who Love Their Pets

Is it just us, or does the traditional back-to-school shopping period last much longer than it used to? With companies constantly introducing trendy new products, it’s not surprising that parents and their kids are still stocking up on gear and school supplies. All on trend this year: emoji icons, fruit, pandas, unicorns and the color […]

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Disaster Preparedness for Pets: Disaster Kit Essentials

First Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma.  They’re a reminder that disasters can strike anytime, anyplace – and one right after the other.  So now’s a good time to check your disaster preparedness kit to make sure you’re all stocked up with necessities.  And that includes emergency supplies for your pets, including: A blanket from […]

Moving - Happy Golden Retriever dog in cardboard box

How To Have A Stress-Free Move With Your Pet: Part One

If you’re moving house, you’re probably really stressed out.  But you’re not alone.  Your pet will be too! Pets quickly pick up on our moods and emotions and if you’re anxious, they will be as well.  One way to stay calm—so your furry friend does too — is to prepare well in advance so you feel […]


6 Really Adorable Books About Cats & Dogs You’ll Love

Taking care of our dogs and cats can be, well, time-consuming. So you’d think that when we pet parents had a spare moment to sit down and read a book, we’d choose a mystery or sci-fi novel, even non-fiction. But no, lots of us prefer to read books about…cats and dogs! So in case you […]

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