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Pet Etiquette: Training Your Pet

As parents, we set boundaries for our children to ensure they remain safe. Our animals also need guidelines. Animals who come into contact with people on a regular basis, such as dogs on a walk, need strict ground rules implemented by Mommy and Daddy. Pet Etiquette is not only flattering to you and your pet; it helps demonstrate respect for the strangers you will meet. As with all dog training, it is best to start training at a young age. […]

Is Clay Cat Litter Safe?

Many years ago, the only cat litter was clumping clay litter. Today, there are so many cat litters on the market it will make your paws pause! Upon doing some research, I found that sodium bentonite is what makes clay cat litter clump. Sodium bentonite acts like an expandable cement, which is why they caution [...]

July 4th Pet Safety

July 4th is a widely recognized holiday enjoyed by families across the USA.  Who doesn't love backyard barbecues, family gatherings and patriotic celebrations?   As Americans, we prepare in advance by hanging flags, decorating, menu planning and determining which firework displays we will attend.  July 4th festivities and loud fireworks can be terrifying for your pets. Consider some advance planning for [...]

Keeping your Pet Summer Safe in Arizona

Summer is a time for outdoor enjoyment and fun, but the season can hold potential dangers for your pets.  In The Valley of the Sun, the dangers of high temperatures should not be underestimated.  By following a few basic tips you can maintain good health and safety for your pets. While at home, ensure that your dog has adequate shade, ventilation and fresh cool water available when outside. For larger dog breeds, a well-cleaned five-gallon paint bucket filled with cool water will prevent the dog from tipping over the water. […]