What to consider when choosing a trainer

Finding a good trainer for your dog may take a bit of research, and we’re happy to help make the process a bit less stressful.  You may want to observe a class with a trainer before enrolling your dog into one of their spots –this way, you know what to expect before making a commitment.…

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12 reasons to celebrate!

Just for fun, we have compiled a list of recognized holidays that involve your pets! Make sure to give them a treat on their special day, just because.  January: National Walk Your Pet Month! Although this is something you should do year round, falling in January makes it a great new year’s resolution to get…

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Dental differences in dog sizes

Since February is National Pet Dental Health Month, we’ve compiled a few handy tips for dental care in both small and large dogs, as the process is a bit different depending on the dog’s size.  Of course, brushing your dog’s teeth is the biggest thing you can do to prevent poor dental health, regardless of…

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How to pick the right pet bed

What’s better than a warm, cozy bed to get through these long winter nights? Not much, really. Although most cats and dogs aren’t too picky when it comes to where they lay, there are a lot of different styles and options to choose from.  Cats love small spaces that make them feel hidden so that…

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How to care for feral cats

In the midst of Old Man Winter’s wrath and record-low temperatures, it’s important to consider the health and wellbeing of all living things. We assume if you’re reading this, you care about caring for animals as much as we do, and in these very cold temperatures, stray cats will need all the extra help they…

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Get out and play!

Spring is right around the corner! It’s time to get yourself, and your pup, back out in the fresh air! Taking your dog to dog parks is a great way to get them the exercise they need, as well as to socialize them around other people and animals. Oakland County has some great dog parks,…

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SAY CHEESE!

It’s Pet Dental Health Month! Your pet’s dental health is just as important as their regular health, as dental problems can cause other health problems. A pet’s gums and teeth should be checked at least once a year by its veterinarian to make sure that they’re healthy.  Regularly brushing your pet’s teeth is the single…

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Walk it out.

Just like humans, dogs need exercise. Being cooped up in the house all day can build up a lot of energy in your pup. Going on daily walks will not only release built up mental stress a dog may have from being lonely and inside all day, but will also promote good physical health, as…

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Be in the know about canine influenza

*Cough, Cough* *Sniffle, Sniffle* With a recent outbreak in Michigan, it’s super important to know how canine influenza — or doggy flu — could affect your pup. Canine flu is a contagious viral infection affecting dogs and sometimes even cats, meaning it can be transmitted between dog to dog or even dog to cat. There…

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What’s in a name?

A lot, actually. Just for fun, we’ve compiled lists of the most popular dog names of 2018, as well as the most popular dog names of all time, and a few other random dog name facts! According to data collected by Banfield Pet Hospital, the world’s largest veterinary practice, these were the top 10 most…

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Keep your kitty active

Cats can be full of energy and may get bored while home alone, which is why it’s important to have a variety of toys for them to choose from. Cats love small, noisy toys that they can prey on and bat around. Small mice, crinkle balls, bells, springs, etc. entice their attention and get them…

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Just a little on the top

Pet food toppers are becoming increasingly popular, and utilized by pet parents. Toppers are a valuable tool for aiding your pet’s digestion, weight loss, hydration problems, diarrhea, constipation, etc. –especially when transitioning between food brands.  Pet food toppers come in many different forms and varieties, such as freeze-dried, raw, or broth. Not only are using…

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