The Importance of Microchipping Your Pets

catanddogYour pet is an important member of your family. Because of this, it’s only natural that your would want to do what it takes to make sure that he or she is safe and has a way to get home, should he or she ever stray.

A collar with tags is one way to let someone know where your pet lives. However, pets aren’t always wearing tags when they get out, or they may fall off while your pet is one the loose, leaving your four-legged friend with no identification when it’s need it the most.

A microchip, however, is not going to get lost in the weeds, or pulled off by another animal in a fight, making it the single best failsafe your pet can have when it comes to being identified and having the means to make it home. Continue…

Mating Season – Your Female Dog and the Springtime

DogLoveFlowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and new life is beginning. And, if you have a female dog who has not been spayed, spring is also the time of year when many animals come into “season”, or have a heat cycle.

A female dog’s heat cycle, also called estrus, is the time when her body is ready to reproduce. Most dogs begin coming into heat between 6 and 12 months (earlier for small breeds, later for larger breeds) and typically have a heat twice yearly.

During their estrus period, dogs may have several or no signs. You may notice the following in your dog:

  • Becoming more anxious or other behavioral changes

  • Urinating more than normal Continue…

  • Summer Fun: Traveling With Your Pet

    Enjoying the ViewWith the spring and summer holidays just a heartbeat away, chances are you’ve started planning for your great escape. Whether you’re planning on hitting the road over Memorial Day Weekend, or sometime this summer, we hope that you’ve been considering what you will do with your pet while you’re away.

    Planning for your pets while you travel is an important part of making your travel plans. Unfortunately it’s something that most folks forget to do, or put off, until the last minute. Here are a few things to consider when you head off into the wild blue yonder…

    Pet Boarding

    Boarding your pet can be a great alternative to hiring a live-in pet sitter or taking your pet along for the ride. Boarding provides your pet with a safe home-away-from home while you’re gone.

    Many pet owners find that pet boarding can help ease the stress of leaving their pet behind. Knowing that your pet is safe and well looked-after Continue…