Life with Pets

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Tis the season to be jolly, with bright lights and decorations galore. But don't forget our four-legged friends when decking those halls. These helpful holiday pet safety tips will make sure everyone enjoys this festive season.

By |2018-12-17T19:16:42+00:00December 13th, 2018|

Back to School Tips: Leaving Your Pet at Home

The hurried rush of back-to-school and shorter days means families are spending more time focused on school work and active schedules. That may mean leaving your furry friends at home alone more often.  Now is an important time to incorporate your recently adopted dog, cat, puppy or kitten in the family's new routine. Read More

By |2018-09-07T11:19:57+00:00August 11th, 2018|

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Whether by plane, train, or automobile, family vacations are what memories are made of. But pet parents often face a dilemma when making their travel plans. What do you do with your beloved dog or cat when you’re heading out of town?

By |2018-08-14T10:44:51+00:00July 13th, 2018|

Tips to Pet Proof Your Home

Dogs and cats are curious by nature. That’s why it’s so important that you make sure you pet proof your home before bringing a new family member into your house. Dr. Mark Verdino, VP and Chief of Veterinary Staff at North Shore Animal League America, advises taking a “whole-house” approach. “There are potential dangers to Read More

By |2018-01-11T15:02:28+00:00March 1st, 2017|

Winter Tails

A selection of books that can inform, and even delight, you and your furry family members. Many of these books can be found at your local bookseller, as well as in digital format for most eReaders. The Grace of Dogs: A Boy, a Black Lab, and Father’s Search for the Canine Soul, by Dr. Read More

By |2017-08-31T11:29:55+00:00January 25th, 2017|

What Your Dog Needs on a “Three-Dog-Night”

Some say it originated in the Australian Outback. Others point to Alaska or Siberia as the source. No matter where it came from, the expression “three-dog-night” means a night so bitterly cold you’d need three dogs in bed with you to keep you warm. But what about our beloved dogs? They’re always there for Read More

By |2018-01-11T16:14:26+00:00December 5th, 2016|

Kids and Pet Safety Rules

Children and pets make best friends for life, but keep them both safe with some tips from our trainers Thinking of adding a furry member to your family? That’s great news, especially if you have kids. The benefits to children of having a pet are vast: increases in self-esteem, nurturing skills, cooperation and, best Read More

By |2017-08-11T21:32:46+00:00January 19th, 2015|

Dealing with the Loss of a Pet

Everyone who loves them says the same thing: The only thing wrong with pets is that they just don’t live long enough. And it’s true. Their lifespans are shorter than ours. Someday, they’ll be gone. And the loss of a pet can be devastating. For many, our pets are closer to us than some Read More

By |2017-09-15T15:47:59+00:00February 25th, 2014|