There are few things sadder in life than the loss of a beloved pet. They are with you through thick and thin, never judge you, and are always happy to see you. Whether its a dog, cat, rabbit, canary, or hedgehog, your pet is part of the family, and there will be an irreplaceable absence in your home when they are gone. Image by Lenka Novotná from Pixabay The death of an animal is hard on … [Read more...] about How to Talk to Your Children When a Pet Dies
Owning a pet is an exciting and happy privilege that people of all ages get to experience. Whether it’s a dog, a cat, a rabbit, or even a bird, pets provide their owners with joy and comfort. However, owning a pet can get even better with age as you or a loved one will have more time to care for a pet in your retirement years than ever before. In addition to having more time to take care of a … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Benefits of Owning Pets for Seniors
Your child may think that they’re ready for a dog but, unless you’re willing to do all the work involved in raising them, that isn’t the case. Instead, you should start them off with something low maintenance, something that can teach them what it means to be responsible for them. Here are some tips on choosing a pet that is suitable for your child. Make Sure The Pet is … [Read more...] about Choosing Your Child’s First Pet
Cats love to sleep, and they are experts at napping everywhere. You can find them having a siesta behind bushes for stretches of hours each day. You can read more about it when you click here. They can even choose to rest on your bed, where they can stretch their furry legs if you allow them. If you don't want their furs everywhere, you can get them their sleeping quarters. This way, they will … [Read more...] about What Makes a Good Cat Bed?
No, you didn't disappear to an alternate universe for two weeks and miss Friday Finds 24 and 25 - we've just been that busy with the holidays we didn't have time to write up all the goodies! PET APPROVED Kitty Cardboard Do you have a cat person you need to buy a gift for ... or have a cat yourself that tries to massacre your holiday presents? Check out these adorable festive … [Read more...] about Friday Finds 26
Once you have chosen and picked up a new puppy from a shelter, the biggest hurdle is right ahead of you. You're bringing an excitable little dog into new surroundings, and that's not always easy to manage! However, as you've bought your new puppy, there's no going back now, and it's time for some new introductions. You want your puppy to settle in as best you can, and it's essential that your home … [Read more...] about Gentle Introductions: It’s Time for a New Puppy!
Many people wish that their dogs would live as long as them, but inevitably, all dogs will reach their senior years. When this happens can vary from breed to breed, and even from dog to dog. Some dogs will be classed as seniors at 7 years old, while others might not be senior for a while longer. You will notice changes in your dog when they reach the senior stage of their life. They’ll likely … [Read more...] about 11 Things to Remember When Your Dog Reaches Their Senior Years
Training your dog is a job every owner must learn to do because, without proper training, your pet's behavior and attitude could cause harm to himself or your family members, especially children. No matter how domesticated he or she may be, your dog needs training. Over the years, several myths have developed regarding the proper way to train your dog. They are either based on old research, … [Read more...] about 5 Dog Training Myths You Should Know
When it comes to living life healthily, we tend to focus on diet and exercise alone. However, your home plays a significant part in improving your health too. You spend a lot of time in there, after all, so the environment is bound to have a big impact on you. We may consider our houses to be safe havens from the risks of the outside world, but that isn’t necessarily true. There are many mistakes … [Read more...] about Simple Ways to Create a Healthier Home
If you feel preparing for a baby was hard enough, imagine the stress when you have to prepare your household for a new dog! It's one of the most exciting events for any family, but there's a lot of planning and preparation that goes into it. So, with that in mind, what are the essentials you need to make sure that everybody is prepared? The Right Supplies There are so many different little … [Read more...] about The Newest Member: Preparing Your Family For A New Dog
Making decisions that are going to impact the family requires a lot of thought and planning. It is so important to make sure you are focused on doing the best you can for the family, and making decisions that are going to help you improve family life. One of the biggest decisions you can make is deciding to get a family pet, and this is something that will have a massive impact on family … [Read more...] about Essentials to Consider When You Want to Get a Family Pet
Dog is man's best friend, according to the old saying, and however you choose to cut it, we've been sharing our lives with our canine companions for a very long time indeed. Owning a dog is, for many people, one of the greatest sources of joy in life, and many people feel that their childhoods were deeply enriched by having a dog to cuddle, run around the garden with, and throw a stick … [Read more...] about 3 Things a Dog Can Teach You About Life