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4 Tips to Keep Your Dog Active During Quarantine

Written by Guest Contributor: Kevin Li, CEO at PlayDate Millions of Americans are all feeling the effects of self-quarantine. It’s a necessary part of the process to keep our families healthy and safe. On the plus side, the World Health Organization has stated that “there’s no evidence that [our pets] can transmit the disease to humans and play a role in spreading COVID-19."

Keeping Your Pet Safe & Engaged (While At Home)

Life has a funny way of mixing things up every once in a while and we find ourselves at home more than usual. As dedicated pet parents, it’s our job to make sure we provide our pets with the tools they need to stay safe and engaged when life looks different for them, too. Here are some basics to keep in mind:

Working Remotely: How We Make It Work

Working from home can be fantastic. You get to design your own office space, you don’t have that nosey co-worker poking their head in every hour, and you don’t have to change out of your sweats if you don’t want to. All of that is great, until your neighbor starts firing up every power tool they have, your kids demand their third snack of the day, and your dog poops on the rug.

Planning For Your Pets In Times Of Uncertainty

It’s never too late to plan for your pets in the case of an emergency, well, of course that is until it is too late. Here at PetHub, it is our goal to support you and your pets' safety so we’ve gathered some resources that can help you and your family prepare for times of uncertainty.  

5 Ways To Fix Your Dog’s Home-Alone Loneliness

We know that when you’re at work or out running errands you’re thinking about your dog. You wonder if they are safe. You worry about whether they are bored and you assume they are lonely. What’s a pet parent to do? You can’t always stay home. You certainly can’t take your dog with you everywhere you go (remember, NEVER leave a dog in a car)! What’s a pet parent to do? We have some suggestions and have come up with five ways to “fix” your dog’s home-alone loneliness and relieve some of his separation anxiety.  

How To Relieve Your Dog’s Stress & Keep Them Entertained

Having a houseful of people can be fun (and for some, a great stress). The same is true for our fur-babies. While you may enjoy having more time at home and with your family, this can bring “chaos” to your home which  can be a stressful time for your dog. A houseful of people can lead to anxiety and even “bad” behaviors from your normally well-behaved dog (and cat). We have tips on how to entertain and relieve your dog’s stress during these times. These tips are ideal for any family gathering no matter what the situation or when it happens throughout the year.

Planning A Wedding While Working For A Startup

Planning a wedding: “It’ll be fun” they say, “It’ll be easy” they say. Well let me tell you, it’s not all white roses and champagne…well maybe it is, and it is very exciting. Planning my wedding has been jumping one rose covered hurdle after another. Though it has been very enjoyable and exciting, it has also added lots to do on top of working for a startup. Working for a startup has been much like drinking from a fire hose connected to an endless supply of water, and the water is in the form of many hats.

Accidental Pet Theft: Don't Break The Bond

Animal theft happens more than I realized after I dug in and talked to people in “the biz.” I’m not talking about intentional theft of an animal but accidental theft. Yes, it’s a thing

Pet Food Safety: What You Should Know

A healthy and balanced diet is important for everyone, including our pets. When we are buying, preparing, and storing our own food, we take into careful consideration how we do so. We want to prevent contamination, open food containers, dirty messes, things going bad, etc. But how often do you consider those same standards for your pets?

PetHub Staff Picks: Holiday Pet Gift Guide 2019

PetHub Staff Picks: Holiday Pet Gift Guide 2019 With how quickly the pet industry is growing, the world is full of paw-some pet products - everything from food to toys to gadgets. But it goes without saying that some of these are better than others. Whenever you go looking for new things for your furry family, you want the best & probably look at reviews, but how do you know which ones to trust?

Animal Shelter Appreciation Week 2019: What Our Friends Are Doing

In 1996, The Humane Society of the United States founded National Animal Shelter & Rescue Appreciation Week. This week is to help encourage people to learn more about their local shelters, what they are doing to help animals all over, and to help people learn how they can help too!

Pet Microchips #FAIL

When pet microchip manufacturers talk about their product, they are optimistic to the point of arrogance. While confidence and hubris gets them sales, it is at the cost of animal safety and an increased expense to animal welfare organizations and individuals who replace a physical ID tag with a surgically implanted chip.

More Than Just A Tag: The Pawsome Benefits Of Your PetHub Tag

  You've Activated Your Tag...Now What Does It Do? So, you've activated your new PetHub tag and want to know all the cool benefits it comes with. You may be curious about how this newfangled type of ID tag works. Well, that tag you are holding is much more than just your ordinary ID tag - it’s super charged! Let’s dig in to the nitty gritty details and show you why activating your tag is one of the best things you can do for your pet!  

How To Report Your Pet Missing & Found On PetHub

  When your pet goes missing, there is no time to waste. Time is of the essence when it comes to taking the steps to get your pet back home. Making lost pet flyers can be time consuming and stressful. So we have made reporting your lost pet and creating a lost pet poster easy and simple, so you can spend more time looking for your furry friend!

PetHub's New Look!

If you have been on PetHub’s website recently, you may have noticed that we have a whole new look.

PetHub Gives Back: What Is Shelter Share?

At PetHub, we are all about helping as many pets as possible. Not only do we help pets directly by helping get them home quickly with PetHub tags, we also help the shelters and organizations that find homes for pets through our Shelter Share program.    

How to Protect Your Pet Before an Emergency or Natural Disaster Strikes

  Let’s face it: no one thinks a natural disaster or emergency will happen to them. Because of this, few people are as prepared as they should be for such situations.    Although any emergency is scary, you can avoid outright panic by preparing to protect your pet the best you can before it happens.

Tips for Better Photos of Your Dog

How To Take Better Photos Of Your Dog   One of the many fun things to do as a dog owner is to get those shots of him being exactly who he is, quirks and all. The tough thing is you usually end up with something blurry or with green eye (the dog equivalent of red-eye). So I'm here to give you a few tips on how to get the most out of your dog photography so you can get better pictures of your best friend.

How To Read Your Dog's Body Language

What Is Your Pet Trying To Tell You? Reading Your Dog’s Body Language.   Do you ever wish your dog could use words to tell you what they are feeling or thinking? Us too. Unfortunately they can’t. However, dogs do have their own ways of communicating with us and letting us know what is going on. As a pet owner, it is important to learn what your dog’s body language is trying to tell you.

Top Commands To Teach Your Pet To Keep Them Safe

  Top Commands You Need To Teach Your Dog To Keep Them Safe   How well does your dog listen? Do they drop something when you tell them? Do they come to you when you call them? Do they respond to their name when they hear it?

Recognizing Abnormal Stress and Anxiety in Dogs

No one likes to see their dog uncomfortable, nervous, or scared. It can be heartbreaking and make a pet owner feel powerless.   A little bit of stress, or fear, in life can be normal. However, it becomes a problem when your dog’s reaction becomes extreme and persistent.   

Does Aromatherapy Really Calm Dogs?

by Vicki Rae Thorne, certified aromatherapist & herbalist, founder of Earth Heart® Inc.   Dogs have 40 times more scent receptors than humans, allowing them to identify smells up to 100,000 times better than us. With their remarkable olfactory memory, and because their world revolves around scent, aromatherapy is ideal for use with dogs. 

What is Causing My Dog's Anxiety?

Do you have a dog whose tail is almost always tucked between their legs and they can’t seem to settle? Or maybe they always avoid eye contact when you try to look at them and they retreat to the other room or into a hiding place often? If so, your dog likely has an anxiety disorder.     

10 Best Calming Aids for Pets

  If your pet suffers from fear, phobia, or any one of the several types of anxiety, you may wonder what you can do to help calm an anxious dog.   

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