Tuesday, December 22, 2015

5 Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Pet During the Holidays

Quality Time With Pet

It can be pretty difficult to slow down once things start piling up, either at work or home. This can get even worse during the holiday season when there is just too much to do! We have all felt it! Most importantly, your pet is also feeling it. Even if you have an independent cat, you can bet they are noticing your absence. Remember that when you take on the responsibility of another creature's well-being, that means that you are always responsible, even when it isn't convenient or easy. 

So we decided to help you and compile a list of small and easy things you can do to tell your pet that you still care about them, even when you are busy.

1. Get Outside: This one's admittedly mostly for dogs. There's a whole new winter-y world out there for them to explore and burrow into! Just make sure their feet are protected and it's not too cold for them!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Winter Pet Safety Tips

Winter Pet Safety

Every year, winter comes, and here in Minnesota it is especially cold! While you might think you know how to keep your pet warm every year (you might have been doing it for years!), it's always good to refresh your memory and maybe learn something new! We have compiled a list of winter pet safety tips to keep your dogs and cats safe this season!

For Dogs or Outdoor Cats:

1. If your dog likes to romp in the snow, keep him close during a storm. In a windy snowfall it's easy for your dog to become disoriented and lose his way.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Pets: What You Are Really Giving (or Getting)

pets as presents
Imagine this: Your loved one wakes up on Christmas morning with an extra bounce in their step. They throw off the covers and run down the hall, skidding to a stop in front of the tree – and what’s this? The most fluffy little furball anyone has ever seen! A puppy?!? Best gift ever! You instantly win parent/spouse/sibling of the year, right? WRONG!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Pet-Proofing Christmas Tips

Pet-Proof Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner, and many people are starting to put up their holiday decorations!
It is also time to think about making sure your decorations (both your tree and your home) are "pet-proof" for either your dog or cat!

The Tree:

  • Get an Artificial Tree: We all love the smell of a real tree, but unfortunately, your pet loves it too! The pine needles are sharp and might injure your dog or cat, and the needles are mildly toxic if your pet chews on them.