Life with Pets

///Life with Pets

Traveling with Your Pet

Pets can make wonderful traveling companions—if you prepare ahead by following these tips from our experts Ready for a road trip? Vacations are one of the great pleasures of life, but pet parents often face a dilemma when making their travel plans. What do you do with your treasured dog or cat when you’re Read More

By | 2017-06-23T15:57:25+00:00 April 25th, 2017|

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+00:00 March 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 February 25th, 2014|

The Stages of Grief – Losing a Pet

In her groundbreaking book “On Death and Dying” (1969), Elizabeth Kübler-Ross delineated five stages of grief, which apply as much to losing a beloved pet as they do to the death of a dear person. Of course, everyone grieves differently, and Kübler-Ross did not propose a five-step recipe for living through loss. Rather, the Read More

By | 2017-06-23T15:35:15+00:00 February 25th, 2014|