As you are likely aware, there have been government ordered shelter in place orders, washing hands frequently, hand sanitizer sellouts, social distancing guidelines, and just a list of things done in effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has almost certainly affected everyone in some way. In the wake of all this, we are taking measures to ensure the safety of your pets and our staff members. The following is information about COVID-19 and what we are doing.
Crate training has long been accepted by professional trainers and veterinarians as one of the quickest and least stressful ways to mold desirable behaviors in dogs. Although many new dog guardians initially reject the idea of using a crate because they consider it cruel or unfair to the dog, a crate helps satisfy the dog’s instinct to be in a den while alleviating many problems dogs and their people experience.
Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit behavior problems when they’re left alone. Typically, they’ll have a dramatic anxiety response within a short time (20-45 minutes) after their owners leave them. The most common of these behaviors are:
Digging, chewing and scratching at doors or windows in an attempt to escape and reunite with their owners.
Howling, barking and crying in an attempt to get their owner to return.
Urination and defecation (even with housetrained dogs) as a result of distress.
Whether you are hitting the road with your teacup poodle, a tomcat, or a terrier, there’s some special considerations to find the best lodging for you and your pet. While more and more hotels are becoming pet-friendly, you still need to be prepared for any situation. Here are some easy-to-follow tips to help you out.
Professional dog groomers, professional dog handlers, and some veterinary technicians are well trained in grooming, so you can be assured that your beloved pup is in good hands. However, it’s certainly useful for owners to learn maintenance grooming to keep their dogs looking sharp in-between visits to the groomer.
Walking your dog is necessary for his well-being and can slowly blossom into a rewarding experience for you and your pooch and a chance for you to exercise your muscles after a long day at the office. The following tips will surely help you master the art of dog walking so you can make the most out of it no matter the season. Let’s go!
Just like any other family pet, when adding new members to your home, getting information beforehand will improve your chances of success! Reptiles and amphibians are unique, interesting animals that family and friends will enjoy learning about. Take the time to carefully research which pet type will best suit you or your family.
If you are a new cat or kitten owner, you probably have a lot of questions about caring for your new friend. As you may already know or will soon find out, cats are so many things: fun, playful, independent, smart, and often very entertaining. Since you’re online seeking info on cat care, your pet is lucky to have a caring owner.
Exotic pet species, like reptiles and other wild animals in captivity, have the same needs as they would in the wild. That’s why their needs can be challenging for owners. We advise you checking the following list of questions which potential exotic pet owners should ask themselves before bringing an animal into the family.
Are you a first-time dog owner? Congratulations on finding your new canine companion and welcome to the wonderful world of dog ownership! Whether you’re bringing home a puppy or have opened up your home to a rescue dog, here’s what you need to know about caring for your new pet. We are sure you’ll be a great dog owner!