Are We There Yet? Enjoying Spring Break With Your Pet and Kids

Staying home over spring break can be the perfect recipe for familial happiness, but if everyone is bouncing off the walls for a solid week, you might need an alternative. No, we’re not talking about shipping the kids off to Grandma’s or boarding your pet. Instead, we offer realistic solutions to spending spring break with your pet and the kids. On your mark, get set, pack your bags!

Road Trip!

If your family is going nuts at home, hit the open road! We’re lucky to live in a state that offers so much variety. You could hit the beach, scale the Sierra Nevada’s, gawk at the Sequoias, or enjoy some peace in the desert.

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Break Some Records: Fun Spring Activities for Your Pet

Even though we have high temperatures approaching nearly 70 degrees, this wet, chilly season can really get us down! The one thing that never fails to keep our collective chins up this time of the year is thinking about spring. Blue skies are on the way (or at least we keep repeating this to ourselves), and we offer the best spring activities for your pet to keep the optimism flowing.

The Obvious Choice

Not that you need extra encouragement to hit the sidewalks, but spring is an excellent time to boost your walking routine with your dog. Flowers are in bloom, the daylight lasts longer, and the air is fresher than ever before.

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Cute Valentine’s Day Gifts That Include Your Pet!

There’s a lot to love about Valentine’s Day, but sometimes, we forget that the ones responsible for bringing us so much joy deserve a little extra spoiling, too. While it’s easy to splurge on toys or treats you know your pet will like, there are other gifts that include your pet.

Instead of adding to the hundreds of millions of dollars that pet owners are expected to spend on special gifts for their pets, we offer a few alternatives that might just make you fall head over heels (or paws!).

A Pet Getaway

While booking that steamy romantic weekend sounds ideal, what would Fluffy or Fido say about that? Show a little love by planning a pet-friendly getaway. Even if it’s just an overnight stay nearby, your pet will enjoy the new sights and smells and creating new memories with you. Continue…

Arthritis in Pets: Helping Them Cope

Pet Arthritis_iStock_000075088461_LargeArthritis in pets is surprisingly common, and can be just as much of a problem for our four-legged friends as it is for humans. Arthritis is more frequently seen in senior pets, but it can affect an animal at any age.

There are several types of arthritis in pets, osteoarthritis being the most common form. This occurs when the cartilage surrounding the joints begin to thin and the cells die, causing inflammation. Extra bony growths can also develop, which further increase an animal’s discomfort and mobility problems.

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