Life with Pets

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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 home alone more often. Now is an important time to incorporate your pet into the family's new routine.

By |2023-10-04T22:16:04-04:00August 11th, 2018|

Tips to Pet Proof Your Home

Dogs and cats are curious by nature and the best way to keep your pet safe is to pet proof your home for hazards that could cause them harm. Here are some helpful tips on what to look out for to keep your pet happy and healthy.

By |2024-04-15T11:18:08-04:00March 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 |2017-08-31T11:29:55-04:00January 25th, 2017|

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 |2017-08-11T21:32:46-04:00January 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 |2022-07-20T10:23:51-04:00February 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 |2017-06-23T15:35:15-04:00February 25th, 2014|