How to Keep Your Pet Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

Each summer, too many pets suffer from heat exhaustion and heatstroke, including some pets who have experienced overheating in the past. Once a pet has had heatstroke, they are much more susceptible to overheating again, so proper precautions are critical for keeping your best friend cool and safe this summer. Fortunately, we have plenty of [...]

How to Keep Your Pet Safe During the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a wonderful holiday, filled with celebrations of freedom, explosive fireworks, and mouthwatering barbecued foods. But, Independence Day is not a good time for your pet to celebrate their own independence. Keep your furry pal safe and sound this Fourth of July with our tale of warning.  Sparky’s Fourth of July [...]

5 Signs Your Pet is Having an Allergic Reaction

As spring turns to summer, the world comes alive again. Unfortunately, with the new growth comes many allergies, such as those caused by spiders, bees, pollen, mold, and grasses, which can all create severe allergic reactions in pets, as well as people. With warmer temperatures, you’re likely to spend more time outdoors with your furry [...]

3 Ways to Positively Socialize Your Pet

The socialization period is a crucial time in every young pet’s life, but should also be a lifelong adventure of exposure to new situations. Without proper, positive socialization during the sensitive time for puppies and kittens, your furry pal may grow up fearful and anxious around new people, places, or animals, and may develop generalized [...]

4 Ways to Detect Illness in Your Pet by Decoding Body Language

Understanding someone who is speaking a foreign language can be difficult. Understanding pets can be more challenging, as they do not use words with familiar meanings. Instead, we have to rely on subtle body language to understand their thoughts and emotional states. And, although pets do vocalize to “talk,” they depend on their body-language cues [...]

Keeping Up With COVID-19: Updates on the Novel Coronavirus and Your Pet

Since our original blog post about COVID-19 and its effects on pets and people, a great deal more information, cases, and research have come to light—most importantly, an update concerning animal susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Originally, SARS-CoV-2 was thought to infect only people, but that theory has been disproven, as cats, [...]