Articles

Veterinarian pets dog in owner's lap at veterinarian's office

Pet Insurance 101: Everything You Need To Know about Pet Health Insurance (from a Vet)

Pet insurance may make the difference between a life-saving operation or saying goodbye to your best friend. Is pet insurance right for your family? What is Pet Insurance? You have car insurance and insurance for your home or apartment, right? Pet insurance falls right in line. We always hope we never have to make a […]

Puppy receiving IV treatment for parvo

Parvovirus in Dogs: A Vet’s Guide for Puppy Owners

Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that can be deadly without treatment. Vaccines to protect your puppy are very safe and effective. Know how to protect your puppy from this fatal yet easily preventable disease. – Erica Tramuta-Drobnis, VMD, MPH, CPH You just got a new puppy. Now what? You want to provide your puppy […]

Golden Retriever Dog Bed

The Best Dog Beds for Golden Retrievers

The perfect dog bed for a Golden Retriever is one that provides the best night’s sleep. While your Golden won’t roll out of bed with bloodshot eyes looking for their cup of coffee if their bed isn’t up to snuff, you can tell when they’re not sleeping comfortably. If they’re constantly moving, trying to get […]

Dog Harness for Hiking

The Best Dog Harnesses for Hiking

Hiking with your dog requires being prepared for many scenarios. A good start is with safety and a reliable dog harness for your hiking adventure. No matter which type of hiking you do – trails with bends and curves or rough terrain with hills and valleys – a good harness for your pooch can make […]

Scratched Armchair and Cat

Ways to Discipline Your Cat

Cats are amazing pets and companions, but they can also be rebellious and stubborn. In general, traditional methods of discipline are unlikely to be ineffective, but fortunately there are a number of alternative ways to discipline your cat. Your cat may exhibit behaviors that you don’t like, and it’s important to know how to deal […]

Trimming Cat's Nails

How and When to Trim Your Cat’s Nails

Thinking about trimming your cat’s nails? Here’s what you need to know about when to consider trimming your kitty’s claws and how to go about it if you need to. Why Do I Need to Trim My Cat’s Nails? Cats’ claws grow continuously and will require trimming on a regular basis. Cats typically learn to […]

Different Dog Breeds

What Breed is My Dog? 4 Ways to Identify a Dog’s Breed

Many pet parents that have adopted their dog or have a mixed breed dog often wonder what breed or breeds the dog consists of. Others begin to wonder when they receive questions from friends or family members, and they don’t know the answer. As a result, many pet parents will research ways to identify a […]

Cat Being Held

Is CBD Safe for Cats?

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill has caused an explosion of CBD products for both humans and their four-legged companions. Many are touting countless benefits of CBD, including relief from anxiety, joint pain, and seizures. We are even starting to see CBD studies in companion animals to bolster support for its usage. You may have […]

Dog in Backyard

The Best Wireless Dog Fences

Wireless dog fences can cause division in the animal community – there are those who are for them and those who are against them. A wireless dog fence has pros and cons, both of which may influence your decision on whether it’s the best choice for your dog and your yard. Looking at both sides […]

Cat Bed

The Best Cat Beds

Cat beds provide a comfortable place for your feline friend to sleep. Although your cat might like to sleep in all kinds of weird and wonderful spots, such as directly on top of the tote bag you just put down on the kitchen table, on your laptop keyboard and in the gap on your bookshelf, […]

Dog and Trash Can

The Best Dog Proof Trash Cans

You can’t blame your dog for wanting access to the tasty garbage buffet in your kitchen, but a dog proof trash can will keep them out of mischief. Of course, you don’t want the contents of your trash can strewn across your home, but more importantly, you need to keep your canine companion safe from […]

Dog Asleep in Bed

The Best Waterproof Dog Beds

Whether you want a waterproof dog bed that’s suitable for use in the yard or on camping trips or one that will keep the interior clean in the cases of incontinence or excessive drooling, you’ll find options out there to suit you and your pet. These beds come in a range of shapes, sizes and […]

Cat Nail Clippers

The Best Cat Nail Clippers

Trimming your cat’s nails may not be at the top of your to-do list, but at-home grooming is a good way to stay on top of your pet’s health and physical condition. Cat nail clippers are a good tool to have in your collection of pet care products. There are many types of cat nail […]

Dog in Stroller

The Best Dog Strollers

A dog stroller serves many purposes – from carting around your tiny Chihuahua who is unable to walk a couple of miles to giving your elderly pooch a scenic tour around your neighborhood. The best dog strollers come in a wide variety of styles and sizes, and offer a range of functions, depending on what […]

German Shorthair Pointer wearing a GPS collar outdoors

The Best GPS Dog Collars

GPS dog collars are useful for keeping track of how active your dog is, locating an escaped dog, and keeping up with sporting dogs in the field. Some GPS collars and trackers have features such as long-range tracking capabilities or the durability to withstand a few dips in the water, while others offer simple tracking […]

Large dog resting in a dog crate

The Best Dog Crates for Large Dogs

There are a lot of reasons to crate train a dog, but when you have a large dog, it can be tricky to find a crate that works for your pet. When shopping for a dog crate for large dogs, you need to consider things like whether it’s an appropriate size for your dog, if […]

Pitbull wearing a harness outdoors

The Best Escape Proof Dog Harnesses

If your dog is a master escapologist, you know the frustration of constantly having to chase them down or find them in the neighbor’s yard. A regular harness just won’t cut it – you need an escape proof dog harness that will keep your furry friend safe and sound. But with so many different models […]

Rottweiler wearing a muzzle and panting

The Best Dog Muzzles

Dog muzzles are a great way to keep your dog from biting or chewing on things they shouldn’t. They’re also a useful tool for training and behavior modification. There are many different types and styles of dog muzzles available on the market, so it’s important to do your research and choose the best one for […]

Washing a dog with dog shampoo

The Best Smelling Dog Shampoos

If you love to be surrounded by pleasant scents, you’ll want to make sure you know about the best smelling dog shampoos. Whether your pooch is in need of a serious clean after getting muddy (or worse) or you just want to freshen them up a little, many dog shampoos have a lovely scent that […]

Dachshund on a dog ramp next to a bed

The Best Dog Ramps for Beds

Dog ramps for beds let small, elderly, or (ahem) lazy dogs easily get onto your bed or other furniture. These ramps can make life easier for you both and protect your dog’s joints and connective tissue from high-impact activities. Dog ramps, especially lightweight models, can be moved to let your dog on the couch or […]

Pug playing with toys in a playpen

The Best Dog Playpens

A dog playpen is a practical solution when you can’t give your pup free rein in your home or yard. For travel, for times away from the house, or for Houdini dogs who you can’t let out of your sight for a second, a playpen can save you and your pup a lot of trouble. […]

Woman carrying a Jack Russell Terrier in a backpack

The Best Dog Backpack Carriers

When you have a pup that loves to be near you at all times, a dog backpack may be the best product you can buy. Though some “back” packs can be worn in the front as well, your dog primarily be on your back, giving them a good view of the world. When your dog […]

Poodle being groomed with dog clippers

The Best Dog Clippers for Poodles

Are you looking for the best dog clippers for poodles? If you want to keep your poodle’s coat in great condition, that means getting into a good grooming routine and trimming their fur when necessary. You want clippers that are safe, easy to use, and perfect for poodles. Our vet advisor, Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM, […]