November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, October 21st, 2019

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This November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is possibly one of the most devastating diagnoses to hear when it comes to our loved ones—even our pets. The mind instantly goes to the perceived harshness of chemotherapy, surgery or radiation treatments; the likelihood of remission; and the possibility of losing the battle altogether. Many a pet owner has had to say goodbye to a beloved pet because of it, but that doesn’t mean you have to be one. (more…)

How to Have a Safe Michigan Halloween with Your Pet

Friday, September 27th, 2019

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Trick or treat! This Halloween, you can have both with your pet—provided you keep them safe and sound during your celebrations. It’s supposed to be the spookiest time of the year, but your pet doesn’t know that. Unusual activities, strangers all around, and scary costumes—it’s all in good fun, but they’re likely to cause anxiety and stress for your furry family members. (more…)

How to Help Your Pet Overcome the Back-to-School Blues

Monday, August 19th, 2019

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The beginning of a new school year is a stressful time for everyone—adjusting to a new schedule can be difficult not only for the children, but also for parents and relatives who’ve gotten used to Summer routines. But that’s not all—even pets can feel the strain as they’re suddenly separated from the children who give them attention all day. (more…)

Michigan Summer Adventures You Can Do With Your Pet

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

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Summertime is a chance for everyone to stretch their legs and go on an adventure. Trips to the beach, hiking in the mountains, or even just a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood are all favorite activities for humans. But what about pets? While they may have no concept of a vacation, they still enjoy a lot of the same outdoor activities we do! Today we’ll be going over some ways you can keep your pet entertained even in the midst of the summer heat. (more…)

How to Tell if Your Pet is Overheated – and What to Do About It

Monday, June 24th, 2019

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We’re really lucky that our pets are hardy animals that can survive in most of the same conditions we can. Both dogs and cats are remarkably resilient creatures! But that doesn’t mean we can ignore their needs when the weather starts heating up. Most people already know the risk of leaving a pet in a car and have learned the ways around it, but that’s hardly the only time your pet will get hot. Keeping your pet cool and comfortable is one of the best ways you can take care of them. (more…)

6 Ways to Appreciate Your Pet in 2019

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

The first week of June is Pet Appreciation Day, so today we’ve come up with 6 ways you can show your appreciation for your furbabies (plus one bonus! this month. I’m sure you’re as excited as we are to show our pets we love them, so go ahead and read on! (more…)

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

This year, May 11th will be the National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. This is a vitally important day for all you pet moms and dads—taking care of your furry kids isn’t just about giving them the right food, exercise, and medication. It’s also about giving them the best chance of survival when the worst-case scenario happens. Most of the time, that means natural disasters such as earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, and floods. It’s almost guaranteed that you have a plan in place for what to do when disaster strikes, but too often these plans don’t include specific instructions and protocols to make sure that the family pet escapes as well. (more…)

How to Make Easter Fun and Safe for Michigan Pets

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Easter is a great time for the entire family—all the bright colors, goodies, and fun activities make it a super fun time for people. However, when it comes to your pets, there are a couple of extra things to consider while preparing for this holiday. While your cats and dogs will likely enjoy most of the outdoor activities and all the new people they meet, there are some aspects of this holiday that can be dangerous or harmful for them. Let’s go through the list and keep your furry family safe! (more…)

Things You May Not Have Known Were Poison to Your Pet

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

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We all love sharing things with our pets, but we think the best things to share with them are experiences and not foods! Pet nutrition is an important part of pet ownership, and knowing the things that can be toxic to our furry family is paramount, especially when they like eating things they shouldn’t. The third week of March is National Poison Prevention Week, so in anticipation of that we’re going to give you a short primer on things around the house which may be poison to your pet. Read on! (more…)

Valentines Day 2019 And Your Pets – Things To Know

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

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Valentines season is here! If you have a pet, then you’ve already got someone who will love you unconditionally with all their heart. Valentines should be a special day for you and your pet. Take them out on a spa date or a night of Netflix binge-watching (you’d be surprised just how many pets love to watch TV!). Happiness is a state of mind, and a 22-pound dachshund named Toddy.