10 Essential Pieces of Advice For a New Dog Owner

So, you have a pet, or you just decided to get a dog. Here, you will find things that you should think about first of all in order to avoid difficulties in the future.

1. Calmness

The first thing that is necessary for new owners of a pet is a lot of patience. In the first weeks, your pet (especially if it is a puppy, not an adult dog) can spoil things, make loud noises, and disturb the usual calm in the house. It’s unavoidable. Your task is to teach the animal the rules of behavior in your home, to accustom it to the regime, and get used to a new family member. At the same time, keep a maximum of patience and calm. read more

Pet Cancer: What to Know and How to Stay Ahead of It

There’s no question that cancer has a huge effect on everyone in the world today. We either know of a family member or a friend who had cancer or is fighting cancer. Sometimes we even know of pets who had cancer. Pet cancer is something that isn’t regularly discussed but does happen more often than people think. “Almost one in four dogs will get some type of cancer in their life,” said Dr. Bradley Quest, DVM. “This does not mean that all dogs who get cancer cannot recover from it,” said Dr. Quest who also added, “An example would be a benign skin tumor that can be removed with no other treatment although some types of more serious malignant cancers can require much more aggressive treatment. Roughly 50% of dogs over ten years old will get some form of cancer in their lives.”  read more

7 Quick & Easy Cleaning Tips For Dog Allergy Suffers

If you only suffer from mild dog allergies and have an allergy-safe dog, it can be tempting to put up and shut up, simply because you can’t imagine not living with a dog.

If you are one of these people, we’re here to help.
Whilst we haven’t got a magic wand to totally eradicate your allergies, we have got some top tips that can help keep breakouts at bay. read more

Your Dog Could Be Benefiting from Herbal Tea

Caffeine is a bane to tea drinkers, but not all have this. Consider herbal tea, you will experience the taste of an amazing drink and enjoy the medicinal values of nature’s gift.

Introducing your canine to herbal tea is a good idea. But consult your vet before doing so, his health condition might not match with the remedy derived from herbal tea. read more

Prepping Your Bathroom For Doggy Bath Time

As dogs often get dirty quickly, being prepared for doggy bath time is a must – particularly during wetter times of the year like spring and autumn when your dog walks are inevitably that little bit muddier. While most dog owners don’t relish the thought (or reality) of the post-walk bath, it’s part and parcel of ownership, and we’re here to help you get prepped and ready for the challenge. read more

Best Fish Aquarium Setup

One of the most beautiful ways to transform any room into a gorgeous oasis is by investing in an aquarium. An aquarium is a place where you keep aquatic plants and animals and has at least one transparent side where people can view the content. An aquarium adds tremendous dimension and beauty to any room, and can even give off a calming effect. That is why aquariums are often found in the waiting rooms of medical offices. When you have a nervous child (or adult) waiting to see the doctor, and nurses clad in medical uniforms keep scurrying by adding to the apprehension, the fish tank provides a great distraction.  read more

Dog Sweaters for the Winter

It’s that time of year when things get chilly and, depending on what part of the country you live in, downright cold for some people. Some people enjoy dressing their dogs up all of the time. Some dogs seem to really enjoy being dressed up and they strut around like they own the world. In the cold seasons, having that extra layer of warmth is really great for some of them. Some dogs, a groomed miniature poodle, for example, doesn’t have enough fur over the central portion of his body to keep him adequately warm. Having a cute sweater to wear will not only keep him looking stylish and adorable, but it will also serve to help him maintain his body heat when the temperatures are too cold for him. Here are some really cute ideas for this year and you should have fun shopping for your little guy or gal; for the big dogs too! Did you know that Greyhounds get cold very easily and they love sweaters? read more

9 Tips for a Healthy Dog

Healthy dogs make happy owners. On average, dogs live upsettingly short lives compared to humans. Follow these 9 tips on how to keep your pooch healthy.

Having a pet dog is about more than just potty training struggles and puppy breath. Dogs are fully-functional animals that need to be appropriately cared for and guided, like toddlers. But with four feet instead of two.One of the first tasks as a new dog owner is to take your pup to the veterinarian for a routine check-up. Veterinary care isn’t a one-and-done type of situation. Your dog will need annual exams, the same as you do. Almost as expensive, too. read more

Halloween Activities for Pets

Halloween is swiftly approaching, which means everyone in the family is searching for the right costume and looking forward to sweet treats. As many people consider their pets to be a part of the family, it is important to know the dos and should don’ts of celebrating with your furry friend. There are a lot of activities and ideas to help you enjoy Halloween by including them. read more

New Pet Arrivals: What to Prepare and What to Expect

Introductions are downright unpredictable. As we are all different, there could be clashes of identities that can be a problem to building a harmonious relationship. The same goes for our pets. Animals may look simple-minded, but their social system is actually even more complicated than humans. Bringing in a new pet among the mix could be challenging, especially if you have not prepared both parties and you yourself. read more