PetSmart faces another dog death

It seems like stories like these are coming out more frequently. At some point, enough has to be enough, and the company (along with all parties involved) should release something a bit more than a glorified "sweep under the rug, business as usual" routine. This dog was obviously a loving part of the family, and … Continue reading PetSmart faces another dog death

Maryland woman gives sheltered 26-year-old cat a new home

Great news for this 26 year young cat! Here’s to a comfy, stable home!! It's awesome to see that this cat is given another opportunity to have a loving home. Especially at his age, where people would immediately shuffle down the line to look at the next prospective addition to the family. (Credit goes to … Continue reading Maryland woman gives sheltered 26-year-old cat a new home

After Decades of Breed Specific Legislation, Iowa City Lifts Pit Bull Ban

Good on this city!! Just goes to show there is no such thing as a bad dog breed. Just bad and negative training, neglect...pretty much anything involving a human. Dogs (all animals really) aren't born "bad". The sooner we can move past the stigma of "this dog breed is violent and aggressive", the better we … Continue reading After Decades of Breed Specific Legislation, Iowa City Lifts Pit Bull Ban

Another Dog Food Company Has Recalled Food Tainted With a Euthanasia Drug

As always, please do the research on what you feed your pups!! And if you have a bag of this stuff in your house, ditch it! Regardless of what the ‘dose’ may be, better to be safe than sorry!! from La Pawtite http://ift.tt/2C6HNwn via IFTTT

Welcome to “Muscles and Muzzles”!

While writing some of the posts for the "Muscles and Muzzles" series, it took me back to when I was a personal trainer, pouring over information and articles, trying to divise that "best workout" or "best training split" (I still have my 5/3/1 spreadsheet and calculations somewhere). I realized pretty quickly, especially after thinking about … Continue reading Welcome to “Muscles and Muzzles”!

Do or Dye

I have recently been made aware of a trend in doggy fashion - dying the fur of your pup. I had never heard of such a thing until it became a recent topic of discussion among Pet Sitters International members in our Facebook forum. Some people said they dye their own dog's fur and it … Continue reading Do or Dye

Muscles and Muzzles – The Farmer’s Market

The Farmer's Market! The one place where you can be fairly certain that everything available is a solid choice! In this "Muscles and Muzzles" post, we'll talk a little bit about that little slice of heaven, and how it can not only benefit your pets, but the entire household. In a classic throwback to the … Continue reading Muscles and Muzzles – The Farmer’s Market

Muscles and Muzzles – To Eat or Not To Eat (Organic)?

In our inaugural post in the "Muscles and Muzzles" series, we'll tackle an important topic that impacts the every-day life of your pet. "Should I feed my puppy/cat/rabbit/guinea pig/etc. organic food?" All too often, people reach for the cheapest, most chemical-laden food out there for their pets. Items like dry or wet food can be … Continue reading Muscles and Muzzles – To Eat or Not To Eat (Organic)?

The Benefits of Exercise

Much like humans, the benefits of Exercise to our furry family members reaps many rewards, both psychologically and physically. Granted, you probably shouldn't expect Buddy or Bandit to deadlift twice their bodyweight, but a healthy pup is a happy pup! NOTE : This post will mainly talk about exercise, not nutrition or supplementation. We'll save … Continue reading The Benefits of Exercise

Daily Dog Walks

We all know how important daily exercise is for not only ourselves but for our dogs as well. But with our busy schedules and long days it can often be difficult to find the time or motivation to fit in 30 minutes of daily exercise time. During the days of my corporate life when my … Continue reading Daily Dog Walks

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie; Safety Tips for Families with Dogs and Children

Let’s not get bogged down in too many statistics here; suffice it to say that the number of dog bites that occur annually are overwhelmingly experienced by children. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the odds that a dog bite victim will be a child are 3.2 to 1.  Most of these … Continue reading Let Sleeping Dogs Lie; Safety Tips for Families with Dogs and Children

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