6 Pet Safety Tips to Keep Your Furry Friends at Home

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Keep your pets from disappearing forever. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We love our dog Henry, but every now and then he has a tendency to pull a Houdini and escape. Once, while I was cooking, I left him napping by the back door only to get a call from a neighbor who found him playing with her daughter down the street. Another time, I was washing laundry and left him napping on the sofa. Twenty minutes later I get a phone call from a different neighbor saying that he was sitting patiently by the entrance to the dog park awaiting entry. So what can we do as pet parents to keep our furry children at home? Here are six tips that might just keep them from getting lost for good. Read more of this post

‘National Geographic Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness’ Answers the Questions We Should Ask, but Don’t [REVIEW]

Henry and Heather

Henry is one happy pooch… especially when his mommy takes him for a walk. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

You guys know we are huge animal lovers. We’ve both had so many pets over the years that we can barely keep track of all of them. But as any pet parent knows, there are times when you simply have questions. Should I buy a purebred or adopt from a shelter? How much food should my fluffy friend actually eat? Do animals have allergies too? Now you don’t have to wait to take your family pet to the veterinarian to get answers. National Geographic has a great new book every family with a four-legged friend should own, the Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness by Dr. Gary Weitzman. Read more of this post

Protect Your Pets from Holiday Hazards [VIDEO]

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Dogs, cats and other pets rely on their human family members to keep them safe during the holidays. (Photo by dixie wells, Flickr)

Each year, veterinarians around the country warn pet owners about the potential health hazards animals face during the holidays. From electric shocks and fires to strangulation and stomach upsets, human parents unwittingly place their furry children in the middle of a veritable minefield during one of the most festive times of the year. Here’s what you should know to keep your pets happy and healthy this season.  Read more of this post