Pet Care Blog

Pet & Animal Blogs We Love

The internet is full of sites that offer entertainment, information, and resources about pets. However, not all pet blogs are created equal. Besides our own blog, we’ve created a list of blogs that we find enjoyable, informational, or otherwise worthwhile below. Blogs For Dog Lovers My GBGV Life Appropriately shortened to the acronym GBGV (shorthand […]

How to Know If Your Dog Has A Cold

Did you know that your dog can catch a common cold? One of the biggest shocks for new dog owners is that their dogs can catch the same colds as we can especially in the vulnerable months of winter. While most people are vigilant about commonly known threats to man’s best friend, they don’t think […]

Everything You Need to Know About Emotional Support Animals

One topic that is growing in popularity among pet owners is the concept of an Emotional Support Animal or ESA. An ESA is a pet who is officially registered and recognized for providing a mental health care service for one or more individuals. While similar to service dogs that provide specific services, they are not […]

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 […]