Fact or Fiction? Exposing The Truth Behind Popular Pet Myths

Rocklin_iStock_000042284930_LargeHave you ever found yourself wondering about the truth behind life’s urban legends and “general knowledge”, such as the 5-second rule or that eating carrots will improve eyesight, only to come to the conclusion that the answers to life’s quandaries can be downright fishy? Even with the vast amount information available to us with the click of a button, the real truth can be difficult to pin down. Continue…

The Most Effective Tactics to Use When Your Pet is Lost

Dog on streetIt’s a scary scenario: you’ve just returned from the day and don’t see the usual wet nose waiting to greet you. Or, you may be one of the pet parents we wrote about last week whose pet who likes to get loose. No matter what the actual cause of a pet on the run, it can be an alarming situation.

Your first instinct may be to frantically run around the yard, calling his or her name, or simply freeze up, thinking your pet will just come home eventually. However, even in the midst of the stress, there are some very useful tactics you can put into action as soon as you realize your pet is lost. Continue…

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Keeping Your Pet Escape Artist from Going on the Run

Dog peeking behind wood fenceThere’s nothing quite so terrifying, worrisome, and frustrating as a pet who loves to roam. But for a number of pet owners, the problem of pet escape is one that keeps them awake at night. You’ve tried everything, it seems, and yet your Houdini dog or stealth cat continue to find a way to run loose.

Unfortunately, dogs and cats who are prone to getting loose are at risk for becoming lost or injured. From car accidents to theft, our fur-bearing explorers are in danger. Continue…

Summer Ideas For Kids Who Love Working With Animals

Happy young boy lovingly hugging his pet dogMary Poppins had it right when she said, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game!”.

For kids looking for summer job opportunities, working with animals is the ultimate in fun – but it doesn’t end there. The fun can quickly evolve into a meaningful, rewarding, and educational experience for a responsible youngster (and, really, people of all ages). To make your summer more complete, we put together the following ideas to help kids who love working with animals, and hope that the fun of a job well done begins soon! Continue…