...(and Fun Ways to Fight It). While your dog (usually) can't tell you about a toothache in words, their behavior can raise a red flag if you know what to look for. Why should you be concerned? Because good dental care can extend a dog's life.
The sounds, smells, and activity of the holiday season are exciting for people and pets alike. So what can you do to keep things from going from fun to frightening for your dog this season?
Make sure your dog always has a KONG ready to go by following The Key is Three.
In my previous blog I discussed some common cat behavioral challenges and their solutions, while hopefully debunking the myth that cats can’t be trained. Having been in the training world for over 3 decades and being somewhat of a skeptical soul in my own right I understand that not everyone reading the last blog was entirely convinced.
While bouncy, durable KONGs are irresistibly chewy on their own, stuffing them with your dog’s favorite treats kicks up the fun.
Mention training your cat and people get a strange look. Common comments include; “Can you train a cat? Cats can’t be trained! Cats are too independent to be trained. Cats don’t care about pleasing you like dogs!”
Legends of the indestructible KONG toy bounce around dog parks and social media like, well, a bouncy KONG.
Why Do You Need to Wash KONG Rubber Toys?
Summer is finally here! Just like humans, pets also need fun summer accessories to help make the most out of the long summer days. Here’s some of our favorite grab-and-go items to keep your pet busy this summer.
Summer, the height of the notorious kitten season, is the perfect time to welcome a new feline friend (or two—kittens love having a companion!) into your home.
If you’re anything like us, your social feed is constantly flooded with hundreds of insta-cute pups. How do you set yourself apart to make sure your dog gets the attention they deserve?
The weather is finally warming up, which means you’re probably starting to plan more outdoor adventures with your furry friends.
Hitting the road with your best friend? Follow these suggestions to make your journey safe and comfortable for your 4-legged copilot!
Spring is a time for fresh starts – this includes tackling the overflowing pet toys, treats and accessories...
Looking at your beloved dog it can sometimes be hard to imagine that all dogs, large and small are descended from wolves...
“You’ve got to get your dog a KONG. They’re indestructible!”
You’ve heard it. We’ve heard it. It’s simply not true.
(For humans, dogs already know how)
Even the most talented dogs may leave a bit of food at the bottom of their KONG. Don’t worry, cleaning the toys is easy...
Congratulations! The addition of a new furry family member can add so much joy to your life, but it comes with some learning and training for both you and your pup.
The holiday season has snuck up again! Between family, friends, food and travel the time from Thanksgiving to New Years can be incredibly stress inducing not only for you, but especially for your pet. Whether you are staying home and hosting guests, travelling across the country or going to your neighbor’s house - the holiday craze can cause even the happiest of pets to feel overwhelmed.
If you’re a cat parent, you know that the cat nap is a very real thing. Sometimes it might even seem like your cat spends all day asleep. Well, it’s true that cats do sleep quite a bit—an average of 12-16 hours a day, which is much more than we humans do. However, that means that she is awake for upwards of 8 hours daily, leaving plenty of time for activities such as eating and grooming. But what else should your cat be spending time doing in order to be living her best life?
Your dog's crate is their den of serenity, a safe spot of their own where they can relax away from the outside world. And though the instinct to curl up in a secure place stretches back to wolf ancestors, today's dogs benefit from correctly introducing crate time and teaching them to enjoy their sanctuary. Once they learn to love their crate, it's invaluable for house training, as well as keeping dogs from finding mischief when pet parents are away. Portable crates even provide a safe place and a great solution when travelling.
For families with non-furry kids as well as kids with wagging tails, this time of year can mean lots of change and excitement. Keep in mind that when students head back to school it means big adjustments for the entire family—including your dog. Here are some tips for easing the transition.