Recent Blog Posts

Bite Prevention

Apr 22, 2021   Tracey Aston   Behavior

The biggest mistake people make is thinking a pet won't bite. It's said over and over again at parks and family gatherings – ‘he won't bite',…  Read More »

Heartworm Disease

Apr 14, 2021   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

April showers bring May flowers. They also bring mud puddles and standing water – the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos. When temperatures consistently stay around 50…  Read More »

Flea and Tick Preventatives

Apr 8, 2021   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Spring brings the joys of warmer weather, flowers beginning to bloom and trees starting to bud but it also brings the nuisance of fleas and ticks.…  Read More »

How to Catch a Loose Cat

Feb 25, 2021   Tracey Aston

Nothing is worse than not being able to find your beloved pet when they get loose. Unlike dogs, a loose cat may be harder to…  Read More »

How to Catch a Loose Dog

Feb 22, 2021   Tracey Aston   Pet Safety

Any pet parent will tell you, dogs are very intelligent. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean they always act in their own best interest. This is never truer…  Read More »

Muzzles, Crates and Harnesses

Jan 18, 2021   Tracey Aston   Training

Muzzles, crates and harnesses are important tools for both your safety and the safety of your pet. These management safety training tools are to be used…  Read More »

Pets and Toddlers

Jan 11, 2021   Tracey Aston   Pet Safety

Toddlers are inquisitive, energetic and ready to take on the world! They are learning, growing and exploring their way to childhood and while these traits are…  Read More »

Introducing a New Baby to Pets

Jan 11, 2021   Tracey Aston   Pet Safety

Your new family member is here and it's time for mom and baby to come home! This will be the first time your pet gets…  Read More »

Caring for a Senior Cat

Nov 2, 2020   Tracey Aston   Senior Pet Care

Most indoor cats are considered seniors between 11 and 14 years old age.  Indoor only cats on average live longer than their indoor/outdoor or outdoor only…  Read More »

Pet Thyroid Health

Oct 29, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

The thyroid gland is part of our pet's endocrine system, and makes the hormone thyroxine necessary for proper cell function. The thyroid plays a part in…  Read More »

Vestibular Disease, Seizure or Stroke? How to tell the difference.

Oct 26, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Similar to humans, many conditions and diseases our pets suffer from can share similar…  Read More »

Pet Supplements

Oct 19, 2020   Tracey Aston   Diet and Nutrition

As pet parents we try our best to keep our pets healthy and happy. Proper nutrition, exercise, mental stimulation and positive training are all components to…  Read More »

My Pet is Not Replaceable

Aug 27, 2020   Tracey Aston   Pet Loss

It was July 21st 2007 and I was awake at the crack of dawn, even though I couldn't pick up my new family member until…  Read More »

The Dangers of Choosing the Wrong Dog Trainer

Jul 30, 2020   Tracey Aston   Training

One of the most overlooked steps in pet care is training. In the past we have written…  Read More »

The Danger of Shaving a Pet

Jul 23, 2020   Tracey Aston   Grooming

When the summer months arrive, pet parents are always on the lookout for ways to keep their pets…  Read More »

Where to go During Emergencies

Jun 15, 2020   Tracey Aston   Pet Safety

We'd all like to believe emergency and disasters won't happen to us and in a perfect world, they wouldn't but we all know that's not the…  Read More »

Pets and Post COVID-19 Concerns

Jun 8, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

The world has changed. No one is arguing that. Words like pandemic, social isolation and CDC guidelines have become normal everyday topics now. We all have…  Read More »

Separation Anxiety

Jun 6, 2020   Tracey Aston   Behavior

In our recent blog post Separation Anxiety in Senior Pets, we discussed how separation anxiety can affect senior pets due to joint and mobility issues, sight…  Read More »

Anxiety in Pets

Jun 4, 2020   Tracey Aston   Behavior

When we think of our pets, we picture lazy days napping on the furniture, lying in the sun and frolicking carefree. We hardly ever associate…  Read More »

Socialization

Jun 1, 2020   Tracey Aston   Training

Few things are more exciting than adding a new furry family member to your household! You read the blogs about Preparing Your Home for a New…  Read More »

Knowing When it's Time

May 25, 2020   Tracey Aston   Pet Loss

“The only time a pet has broken my heart is when they had to leave.”  It's a common saying but it holds so much truth. The…  Read More »

Diets and Nutrition for Disease Care

May 7, 2020   Tracey   Diet and Nutrition

A pet's cancer diagnosis can be shocking and life-altering but thankfully now more than ever there are treatments…  Read More »

Poisonous Yard Items

Apr 23, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Spring is here!  That means our pets will be spending much more time outside running, playing, burning off energy and laying in the sun.…  Read More »

How to Choose a Groomer

Apr 20, 2020   Tracey Aston   Grooming

There are many reasons why a pet parent would want to take their pet to a professional groomer. Groomers are trained in the proper tools used…  Read More »

How to Maintain a Pet's Coat

Apr 13, 2020   Tracey Aston   Grooming

Our pets are valuable parts of our lives and we want them with us are much as possible.…  Read More »

Hot Spots

Apr 9, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Hot spots are the most common dermatological condition in pets and most pet parents have faced them in varying degrees.  Hot spots, also called acute moist dermatitis,…  Read More »

Intestinal Parasites Overview

Apr 2, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Worms are never a pleasant topic and no one wants to think of their beloved pet being infested with parasites, but understanding the risks, symptoms, and…  Read More »

Homeopathic Remedies for Fleas and Ticks

Apr 2, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Spring and Summer bring out the bugs and there is nothing worse than noticing creepy crawlies on our pets! However, harsh chemicals can be hard on…  Read More »

Who to Call for Animal Related Emergencies

Mar 30, 2020   Tracey Aston   Pet Safety

Animal lovers are always the first to want to help and are more than willing to jump…  Read More »

Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats

Mar 19, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Unfortunately, upper respiratory infections are very common in cats and kittens and can vary in severity up to and including the possibility of developing pneumonia. Thankfully,…  Read More »

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