Pet Care Blog

How To Tell If Your Dog Is Overweight

Let’s start with the facts: Over half the dogs in the United States are overweight. Much like how we ignore a few pounds we might be gaining in ourselves, many pet owners overfeed their pets and ignore the weight gain.  We understand how difficult it is to ignore your pet’s cute begging or how happy […]

Pet Boarding Vs. Pet Sitter

As pet owners, one of the biggest dilemmas we face comes up when we travel. Most of the time, it is too difficult or impossible to take our pets with us when we go somewhere. As a result, we’re left with the choice of hiring a sitter, asking a friend or boarding the pet for […]

How to Prevent Heartworms, Fleas and Ticks

According to a forecast by the Companion Animal Parasite Council, or CAPC, 2018 is set to see a marked increase in parasitic disease impacting pets across the continental United States. Due to several years of weather patterns, even areas that don’t have a lot of mosquito activity will be in danger of parasitic transmission and disease. One […]

How to Choose the Right Dog Food

There is a lot of talk around how we eat and what we eat. People spend a lot of time thinking about food and food is a multibillion dollar industry. In contrast, many believe that dog food is as easy as picking out a bag of kibble from the store. Dog food is as complicated, […]

What It Means If Your Dog Frequently Shakes Its Head

We know our dogs love to shake their heads and their bodies. It could be after they’ve gotten wet or been covered by something like grass but that telltale sound of jingling dog tags and splashing water is your dog’s way of getting things off of their bodies. While head shaking is normal, it isn’t […]

Wondering How to Socialize Your Dog? Learn Here!

Many people, whether they are dog owners or not, don’t realize that socializing is a learned process for most dogs. While dogs can vary in personality, including how outgoing they are, the process of being friendly around other dogs and owners is something they must be taught. Owners who have not taught their dogs socialization […]

How to Treat Your Dog’s Torn Nail

Broken or torn nails are one of the most common injuries dogs can suffer from. The dew claws, found higher on the front of the foot, are nails that are connected more loosely than others. This makes them prone to injury if your pet is running or playing around outside. Cutting a dog’s nails might […]

Are You Prepared to Keep Your Pet Safe This Winter?

Winter is upon us, and depending on where you live it comes with many challenges. Bad roads, salt build up on cars, and extra traffic are just the start, not to mention the short days and frigid temperatures. One of the problems of winter that people may overlook is how hard it can be for […]

What You Need to Know About Canine Influenza

With flu season in full swing for humans, the misery of getting sick is fresh in people’s minds. Unfortunately, we aren’t the only ones threatened by a virus that can ruin our week. Canine influenza, or CIV, is sweeping across Ohio bringing sneezing, coughing, and general malaise toward our beloved dogs. CIV is a viral […]

Should I Take My Dog to Daycare?

Most dog owners want to live in a world where they can play with their pets every day, bring them to work, or give them anything they need at any time. Unfortunately, the real world usually gets in the way of our plans with our best friends. Whether you’re a busy professional who is working […]