Cats Dogs Holidays Life at Home Other Travel & Safety

Holiday Risks? What to Worry About and When to Chill

Reading Time: 4 minutes Stealing boxes of chocolates. Climbing the tree. Eating the decorations. When it comes to celebrating the holidays at home, many of the things that make the season merry and bright for humans are potential dangers to four-legged family members. But not all of them are as dangerous as you may think. We take a look […]

Dogs Life at Home New Pets

Mutts Make Great Friends! We Celebrate Them on National Mutt Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Whether you call them mutts, mixed breeds, Heinz 57s or some other moniker, who doesn’t love a canine cocktail? It’s no wonder that we have a special day to celebrate them: National Mutt Day, which falls on December 2 this year. Whether you are looking for a dog who will love everyone, alert you to […]

Activities & Enrichment Dogs Travel & Safety

10 Trail Tips for Hiking With Dogs

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hiking is one of the most special ways to spend time outdoors with dogs. Besides the activity aspect, they open our eyes to the presence of birds and wildlife—I still remember fondly the time my dog Bella “pointed” mule deer—and remind us to stop and smell the flowers, listen to the bees and woodpeckers, and […]

Cats Dogs Other Veterinary Care

Why Your Vet Uses Rescue™ in Their Clinic

Reading Time: 3 minutes When you go to the vet, you know that they’re doing everything they can to create the best possible experience for your pet. But that doesn’t stop at providing good patient care – it also applies to the clinic environment that your veterinary team works hard to create. This means taking important steps to reduce […]

Activities & Enrichment Dogs Life at Home Travel & Safety

Do Dogs Need a Daily Walk?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s important for dogs to get daily exercise. In fact, many of us get dogs to help ensure that we get more exercise. But life gets in the way, and sometimes walking the dog falls low on the priority list. We get it. Walking a dog can be a big commitment, especially if you have […]

Cats Dogs Life at Home New Pets Veterinary Care

The Latest on When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Reading Time: 3 minutes When do you spay or neuter a dog or cat? For years, you’ve probably heard that the best age for this reproductive surgery is six months, but times change. Veterinarians and pet owners are taking a closer look at when it should occur. And the answer isn’t what you might think. For kittens, the answer […]

Activities & Enrichment Cats Dogs Life at Home Other

Cabin Fever: Keep Kids and Pets Happy in Isolation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Got bored kids, dogs, and cats at home because of the quarantine? To the rescue are two new books by Fear Free contributor Arden Moore, herself a Fear Free certified professional. She has written “A Kid’s Guide To Cats” and “A Kid’s Guide To Dogs” (Storey Publishing, ebook, $9.99, paperback, $14.95). Both are filled with […]

Activities & Enrichment Dogs

Dog Sports Roundup

Reading Time: 4 minutes Is walking your dog getting to be a drag? Do you and your dog want to be more active outdoors? Have you ever thought it would be fun to try a dog sport but don’t know which one, how to get started, or where to practice? We have the answers that will get you and […]

Activities & Enrichment Dogs Life at Home

Fitness Resolutions Go to the Dogs

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is getting—and staying—in shape one of your New Year’s resolutions? Include your dogs, too; it’s good for their physical and mental health. But before you haul them out on a five-mile run, talk to your veterinarian about their current condition and the best ways to make sure they don’t suffer from weekend warrior syndrome—the aches […]

Cats Life at Home

How to Be Safe Around Trippy Cats

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tortie and Brutus are dedicated leg weavers. Fuzz is a burly 14-pound obstacle who plants herself in walkways, daring 55-year-old owner Cary Cook of Orangeville, Illinois, to trip over her. Which she does, frequently. “They’re dangerous!” she says of her three cats, who have caused her to trip or fall more than a few times, […]