How to Dog-Proof Your Home

How to Dog-Proof Your Home

Travel & Safety

Have you ever stopped to think what your home looks like from your dog’s point of view? This is an important consideration when getting a new dog or a puppy. Dog-proofing your home is an exercise that should be done before your new four-legged family member arrives. Dogs like to investigate with their mouths, so […]

Planning Saves People And Pets During Disasters

Planning Saves People And Pets During Disasters

Travel & Safety

As Hurricane Harvey heads toward the southeastern coast of the United States, it’s a good idea to review your family’s disaster preparedness plan. You do have one, right? Whether you live in Tornado Alley or an earthquake, fire, or flood zone, you need to have a plan to ensure the safety of family members, including […]

Good Pet Guests Are Made, Not Born

Good Pet Guests Are Made, Not Born

Travel & Safety

Who’s a good boy or girl? Your pet, we hope, when visiting your friends or family. Whether you’re bringing Reggie or Ravenna to a friend’s home for a couple of hours or to a relative’s home for a week-long stay, your pet’s behavior will determine whether his presence is considered delightful or destructive. Here are […]

Road Trip!

Road Trip!

Travel & Safety

In the 18 months since adopting Kona from a shelter, we’ve traveled from Dallas to San Diego (twice) and made dozens of trips throughout the Lone Star State and even a few jaunts to Oklahoma and Arizona. Kona has yet to turn three, but I’m estimating she has already logged more than 11,000 miles inside […]

How You Can Treat Your Pet to a Bon Voyage

How You Can Treat Your Pet to a Bon Voyage

Travel & Safety

For humans and pets, flying is stressful, no doubt about it. But if you are planning to move cross-country this summer or take your pet on vacation with you, flying may be the best way to transport a dog or cat who will fit in a carrier that slides beneath your seat. Here are our […]

Take The Scare Out Of Care

Take The Scare Out Of Care

Behavior & Training, Travel & Safety

The scare of care begins at home for many cats. Being shoved into a carrier and taken on an unwanted car ride causes stress levels to rise and often become overwhelming before the cat ever sets paw inside the exam room. That cumulative unease and upset have a detrimental effect on the cat’s ability to […]