5 Psychological Benefits to Having Pets at Home

5 Psychological Benefits to Having Pets at Home

I wanted to tell you about Colonel Deems and his dog Riley.   In a court case reported in the New York Times in 1908, it was announced that the Colonel’s attachment to his pet was “not evidence of a mental derangement.” Now, over 100 years later, we know even more: that Riley probably helped Colonel Deems stave off depression and anxiety associated with living alone as a bachelor. Pets and Their Humans People of all ages can benefit from any kind of pet – dogs small and large, cats, fish, birds, and even farm animals, amphibians and reptiles have … Continue reading

What Animal Is in My Attic?

What Animal Is in My Attic?

In your house, do you hear things that go bump in the night? Have you heard footsteps or scratching in your walls? Are you hearing strange noises coming from your attic? Do your dogs or pets whimper and scratch at your walls?   If you answered “yes” to the above questions, the chances are pretty high that you may have uninvited guests. As we hear these sounds and thumps, visions of intruders, spectral orbs, and moving shadows might run to the front of our imaginations. As the sounds continue, we might find ourselves contemplating how to get in touch with … Continue reading

How to Help a Family Deal With the Loss of Their Pet

How to Help a Family Deal With the Loss of Their Pet

Dealing with any type of loss is extremely difficult, especially when it comes to a member of our immediate family. A child’s pet is often one of their very first best friends and having this relationship end can be heartbreaking for them and the rest of our family. While caring for an animal and eventually losing them for whatever the reason is an important life lesson for kids, it’s also a teaching moment that needs to be shared, experienced and explored. Obviously there are age considerations that come along with dealing with this type of a tragedy since a five-year-old … Continue reading

Downward Dog? The Upswing of Yoga With Canines

Downward Dog: Yoga for Your Pet Dogs

Some might argue that yoga isn’t really a true exercise routine, yet still this workout regime has existed for over 5,000 years and some researchers have placed this ancient practice as far back as 10,000 years or more. Yoga is still going strong and recently this physical phenomenon has embraced canines into joining their humans in this popular fitness program along with one of its favorite poses, the downward dog. It’s being labelled as “Doga,” or the obvious combination of dog and yoga, is a newer way for pet lovers to experience the wonders of yoga with their four-legged friends. … Continue reading

How to Protect Your Garden from Your Curious Pet

How to Protect Your Garden from Your Curious Pet

Do you have a green thumb and a curious furry friend? Protecting your garden from your four legged family members can present a challenge. After all, your horticultural hobby is encroaching on their turf. It’s outside where they should be allowed to roam free. The outdoors is a pet’s domain above all. Your garden and your pets can coexist in peace and harmony if you take precautions to protect the treasured area. This is a case where you want to establish firm, non-negotiable boundaries; for everyone’s benefit. Beyond the obvious reason – pets destroying your plant life – there are … Continue reading

The Checklist to Know if Your Home is REALLY Ready for a New Dog!

The Checklist to Know if Your Home is REALLY Ready for a New Dog

Bringing home a new pet presents many of the same challenges as the arrival of a newborn, human infant. Since we’re already in the business of providing products to transport canines as safely and comfortably as humanly possible, it’s our responsibility to deliver when it comes to this important promise.   But what happens once these little critters arrive at their new home? Are future pet owners, are we really prepared for this type of arrival? A checklist is vital for this type of preparation, and the first one that comes to mind involves the ingredients we need, like food, … Continue reading

Safely Hiking With Your Dog: Brief & Important Winter Wildlife Tips

Hiking With Your Pet Dogs: Tips on How to Enjoy and Be Safe!

Even during the coldest winter months when wildlife is less active, they can still present some potential threats for you and your four-legged friends when you’re out hiking. If you’re going to take along your furry partner onto the trails during these cooler treks, think about these safety tips when you go out and about when it comes to wildlife. Many hikers may imagine encountering a bear in the wilderness as a realistic, scary and deadly threat. During the wintertime, these beasts are likely hibernating, but could still be a potential problem if awakened. In reality, you’re more likely to … Continue reading

Winter Is Coming … Important Tips for Protecting Your Pets

Winter Safety Tips for Your Pet Dogs

Fans of the popular HBO series the “Game of Thrones” are accustomed to attacks from dragons and the unexpected deaths of some of their favorite characters. The phrase “winter is coming” has become synonymous with this fictional favorite, but the approach of colder months shouldn’t mean that any harm should come to our beloved pets. While lurking death and danger from above in the form of fire-breathing dragons often happens in an instant while viewing this show, here in the real world, flying animals like bats can carry dangerous diseases like rabies and other potential health problems for our pets. … Continue reading

3 Safety Tips You Should Know When Treating & Feeding Our Pets

Feeding Our Pet Dog and Make Them Healthy

We all love our pets and when it comes to giving them treats and other food-related rewards, we’re used to seeing articles about those with all natural ingredients are best along with warnings regarding some overseas brands that have been toxic or even deadly for some animals. But now we want to discuss some other safety issues when it comes time to feeding and treating our pets.   First of all we should point to the growing obesity epidemic when it comes to today’s companion animals. Without getting into a bunch of scary statistics, veterinarians and other animal care professions … Continue reading

6 Sensational Dog-Friendly Destinations In Arizona

Destinations to Travel With Your Pet Dogs

Often when we think of the great state of Arizona, we might picture the amazing Grand Canyon, which runs through this arid, yet beautiful landscape. Also well known for the desert climate that exists here, some pet owners might not know that dogs are welcome inside this National Park with a couple of notable exceptions: They must remain on leash at all times They’re only permitted on the trails above the rim There’s a kennel available near the south rim to temporarily house your dog while you go on your adventures through the breathtaking sights of the Grand Canyon and … Continue reading