Vacations are a time to relax, unwind and switch off — but for many pet parents, trying to find reliable and safe pet care you can trust can be stressful! So with summer just around the corner, we’re sniffing out some of the top ways you can keep your pets safe this Lost Pet Prevention Month.
Most of us have seen a movie where there is a “dog catcher” and they are usually not portrayed as very nice characters. Over the years this has created a stereotype for Animal Control Officers (ACO’s) which has also caused a sense of distrust for some community members.
The summer marks a three month window where homegrown fireworks displays could happen at any moment. While an annoyance for some, the loud noises can be terrifying for pets, triggering their fight or flight response. That, combined with warmer weather, open windows, and visitors who don’t always fully shut doors upon their arrival, could lead to a pet finding their way outside of the safety of your home.
Lost Pet Prevention Month was started back in 2014 with the same goal in mind as we have today - to educate pet parents on lost pet prevention & recovery. This year will be filled with Facebook Lives, articles, giveaways AND MORE!
It sometimes seems like dogs will eat anything - except for those times when they turn up their nose at dinner time. Even if they have enjoyed the same kibble recipe for years, there are many factors that can cause your dog to suddenly stop – including age, health issues, or even a change in their environment.
We are starting a new Pet Lover Geek series called From the Vault! We will be bringing back episodes from past seasons that we think are packed full of important and relevant information for pet parents. In this From The Vault episode, Lorien talks with Robin Bennett, Kim Paciotti, and Ruth Ann Lobos about puppies and what is important during that stage of your new furry friends life.
When it comes to dog food, one size may not fit all. Dogs may have different nutritional needs based on their breed size and stage of life, and it’s important to consider this when making decisions for them so they can live the longest and happiest life possible.
Dogs bring so much to our lives; they’re the ultimate companions which help reduce our feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness, and can even teach us as kids how to be more compassionate and cope better with stress as we grow up. So, is having two dogs better than one? In many cases, the answer can be an emphatic YES! But make sure to do your homework to make the right decision for your entire family, humans and pets included.
This is a featured guest article from Harper. A human training app for the modern dog and Apple App of the Day.
Author: Brennan Knotts, Co-founder of Harper. He’s also head trainer of Zelda, a confident, curious, tug-loving, lord of the chase, collector of full-body pets, demander of attention, master of cuddles, 3-year old Giant Schnauzer.