Category: Pet Tips for Happy Tails

Tips to keep your Pets safe during 4th of July

  4th of July is a time for celebration, fireworks, and fun with family and friends. However, for our furry friends, it can be a stressful and dangerous time. Pets, especially dogs and cats, can be frightened by the loud noises and bright lights of fireworks. July 5th is the busiest day of the year…

Ultimate Guide to a Memorable Road Trip with Your Dog

      For many dog owners, hitting the road with their furry companions is an exciting adventure. Whether it’s a short trip to the dog park or a cross-country journey, ensuring your pet’s safety during travel is paramount. Traveling with dogs requires some preparation and consideration, especially when it comes to road safety. If…

Learn Something New (Both You & Your Dog)

This article is provided by STEFANIE STRACKBEIN, CFDM Stefanie is an Owner & Creator, Dog Advocate, Canine Behavior & Enrichment Specialist and Certified Family Dog Mediator @ What Dogs Want, a learning academy for dogs in Phoenix, AZ. Are you aware that fostering creative thinking in your dog is a vital component in helping them…

Safety Tips for a Fang-tastic Halloween!

    As Halloween approaches and you prepare for the thrill of trick-or-treat, be mindful of a dog or cat’s reaction to the hubris. If your dog is used to seeing you and your kids in costumes, then it may not be a big deal when you deck out as “Darth Vader” and suddenly appear…

Planning for a Stress-Free Move with Pets

  Planning for your move Whether moving across town or out of state, it is an exhausting process for any family, including the furry children. Dogs and cats are creatures of habit and thrive on predictable routines. The frenzied activity of a household relocation can cause as much stress for them as you, yet manageable…

How Stress affects Dogs & Cats

  Life can be stressful!  We can agree there is no limit to how busy we are and most of us are working hard to keep up with rising costs in these wallet-whopping times. Yet, we also need to think about how stress impacts pets.  Did you know that dogs can SMELL our stress? Studies…

Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

  The holiday season marks the end of the year and fresh beginnings, with all the joys of gift giving and festive, family celebrations. Your pets are family too and should also benefit by the added gaiety of the holiday spirit. As you prepare your home for the holidays, please keep in mind that not…

Back-to-School Blues affect Dogs too!

    It’s Back-to-School which marks the end of halcyon days as kids return to rigid schedules and after-school events that take attention away from the family dog. This time of year is academically stressful for pets as their human companions alter summer routines. Pet owners should be acutely aware of the depressing effect on…

Why do Dogs Hump?

  Humping or “mounting” is a common behavior and not exclusive to intact or stud males only. Neutered males and females may also “go for it”.   Obviously, in the case of a female dog in heat, any male dog will traverse hill and dale to start that party. Unless you are a professional breeder, you…

National Puppy Day is March 23rd. Here’s to our new Puppy Owners!

    The word “puppy” has no clear origin yet likely to have come from the French word poupee meaning “doll” or “toy”.  Poupee is pronounced “poo-pay”. And there’s hidden meaning there! Most puppy owners are poo-payed at the end of the day, chasing their young charges around constantly, especially during early house-training months. House training…