The Feline Fanatic’s Guide to Grooming Your Cat

Professional Cat Groomer in a Pet SalonCats are known for their fastidious self-care habits and meticulous nature. While this may buy you some leeway in your grooming responsibilities, most pet cats do need a little help, though. Most cat owners do little to keep their kitties pristine, but grooming your cat is an important part of pet ownership. Are you doing enough to keep your pet healthy and happy?

Basics of Coat Care

Many cats do a phenomenal job of caring for their own coats, however most need a little help here and there. In particular, animals that have challenges that impede the ability to perform adequate self-grooming are going to need your assistance. These cats include those who: Continue reading

Taking the Fear Out of Trimming Dog Nails

cutting dog nailMany pet owners balk at trimming dog nails because the potential for disaster is always present. In reality, though, most dog owners are perfectly capable of giving their pet a pedicure. With a little education and preparation, your fear of trimming dog nails can be a thing of the past.

The Anatomy of the Nail

In order to feel confident when trimming dog nails, it is important to understand the anatomy of the nail. Continue reading

The Ins and Outs of Being an Indoor-Outdoor Cat

Cat makes gymnastics in the sun for waking upBusy roadways, feral animals, poisons, and indistinct boundaries are just a few good reasons many cat owners opt to keep Fluffy at home. Yet, many indoor only cats find their way outside relatively safely. How do you know if your cat can successfully negotiate the transition from an indoor lifestyle to an outdoor one? With a bit of strategy and preparation, you can rest assured that your adventurous indoor-outdoor cat will keep coming back home. Continue reading

Here Comes the… Dog? Pets in Weddings

WestPark_iStock_000035674026_Large (1)Getting married is one of the biggest events in most people’s lives. We want to share it with everyone who is important to us, and it is only natural that animal lovers want man’s best friend to play a role in the big day. Pets in weddings are becoming a more and more common sight, and animal lovers everywhere are taking notice.

The Trend

Wedding planners across the country will tell you that pets in weddings are an increasing trend. It’s no surprise, as over two-thirds of us are animal lovers. Pets are part of our families and often an intimate part of our lives. It is no wonder that we want to include them in this major life event. Continue reading