Heat Exhaustion in Pets

Summertime in Texas is fun but unforgiving, particularly due to the high temperatures and humidity. High temperatures can put you and your furbaby at risk for heat exhaustion. Other heat related illnesses include heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, and foot pad burns. However, with a little knowledge and preparation, you can help prevent heat exhaustion in […]

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Furbaby Shower – Celebrating Your New Family Member

You’ve made the important decision to welcome a new family member into your life – this is cause for a celebration! A puppy or kitten shower is the perfect way to welcome your new family member and introduce them to your friends. Unlike a baby shower, the guest of honor actually gets to join in […]

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Are Peanuts Safe for Dogs?

Peanuts and peanut butter are popular human treats, but what about for your pooch? The short answer is: yes. Peanuts are not toxic to dogs, but there are some things to consider before incorporating them into your dog’s diet. As always, contact your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet. The Good, the Bad, and the […]

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Games to Play at Home with Your Pet

Staying in a lot lately? Staying home and social distancing¬† are smart and helpful ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, with all that isolation comes boredom and restlessness. You’re not the only one feeling the quarantine blues; your pets are struggling also. Bored and stir-crazy pets often resort to destructive behavior, particularly dogs. […]

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Games You Can Play While Walking Your Dog

There isn’t much that is more exciting to your pup than the word “walk” (except maybe the word “treat”).¬† Walks are an excellent source of exercise and stimulation for your dog. They get to explore the world beyond their home and yard and spend time with their favorite person – you! Walks can also be […]

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Teaching Children to Interact with Pets

There is nothing more heartwarming than the sight of children with their family pet. Many of us have fond childhood memories of that special furry family member that forever turned us into pet lovers. The bond forged between furbabies and their family lasts a lifetime and earns them a special place in our hearts.¬† However […]

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Easter Safety Tips for Pets

Though Easter celebrations may look and feel a little differently this year, it is just around the corner. It’s a time of welcoming spring, feasting, family, and friends. Our pets are apart of the family, and it’s up to us to ensure their safety in all gatherings and celebrations. A little planning and preparation ensures […]

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Tips for a Pet-Friendly Yard

Spring is here! With the weather finally warming up and the flowers in full bloom, your backyard quickly becomes a private oasis. Though it’s a perfect place to relax, play, and entertain, there are certain dangers for our furbabies. It’s our job as pet parents to ensure our furbabies have a safe and comfortable place […]

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Keeping Pets Safe Around Wildlife

Spring is almost here! As the weather gets warmer, many of us will spend more time outdoors, and that includes our pets. Local wildlife can pose threats to our furbabies any time of year, even more so when the weather is nice. However with a little preparation and awareness, the outdoors can be safe for […]

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Signs of Gum Disease in Pets

Unfortunately, gum disease is most often silent, with no initial signs or symptoms. Once in advanced stages it can devastate your pet’s mouth and body causing chronic pain, eroded gums, missing teeth, and bone loss. Fortunately, it can be prevented. Like humans, gum disease in pets is caused by the build-up of bacteria. Almost immediately […]

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