Help Your Dog Beat the Heat with Homemade Pupcicles [RECIPE]

Henry eats his pupcicle

Henry eats one of his pupcicles, a homemade frozen treat he begs for every time the weather turns hot. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

As the temperatures rise, our furry canine friends can be found in a spot of shade panting away in the heat of the day, trying to stay cool. You can help them chill by serving up our tasty pupcicles, a frozen treat they’ll go crazy for. Best part of all, it is super simple to make. Henry couldn’t eat them fast enough last summer, and he’s already begging for them again this year and it isn’t even all that hot yet. Read more of this post

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

Paying It Forward One Canine At A Time

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Jathan and his Little Brother visit the local animal shelter to give the residents there a little TLC. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Today my new Little Brother and I went out on our first outing, and one of the things we definitely have in common is our love for animals. Although he doesn’t have a dog of his own yet, he told me he loves poodles and chihuahuas, and likes petting and playing with the pets his grandparents and neighbors have. So a visit to my favorite local animal shelter seemed like a great way to get the ball rolling in our relationship. Read more of this post