Canine Companions

Adopting a Dog? 4 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Your New Family Member

Adopting a dog is an exciting adventure for you and your family. There are some important items to consider before bringing him or her home though. No matter which breed of dog you are adopting, keeping him or her safe from hazards that can occur in life should be your priority. For example, some pet breeders or pet adoption groups will not let a pet be adopted until safety measures…

Pet Care for First-Timers: Tips for the Process from A to Z

Pet care encompasses many things, and when you’re a new pet parent, it’s important to make sure you understand exactly what to expect. From the very beginning of the process — which includes choosing the right pet for you and preparing your home for him — to living with a pet and figuring out the best way to keep him healthy and safe, there are so…

New House? How to Help Your Dog Adjust to the Big Move

You are excited about the big move to a new home, but your dog will find the move more of an adjustment than you may expect. Dogs are used to their environment and a major change to a whole new living space can be stressful to them. While most dogs will acclimate to their new environment within a week or so, that transition can be rough as the uncertainty leads…

Cost-Conscious Cleaning for Dog Owners Using Everyday Household Products

  Anyone who says a dog isn’t a member of the family either doesn’t own a pet or has never experienced the amazing bond humans can have with dogs. These animals aren’t just pets, they’re fur-bearing children that are a constant source of love and support on our worst days. A wagging tail and happy face is a powerful therapy no…

The Right Care for Rover: Finding the Best Option for Your Dog Over the Holiday

It’s hard leaving a dog behind when you’re traveling for the holidays. They’re part of the family, and many dog owners are no happier about it than they would be if they were leaving a child behind. But the demands of holiday travel, especially airline travel, may put too great a logistical strain on the situation, and if there’s really no place…

Dog Owners: Keep a Clean Home with These Tools and Tips

Image via Unsplash by guest writer Brandon Brandon loves all animals–whether they’re four-legged, two-legged, furry, or feathered. He enjoys writing about pet care and sharing the knowledge he’s gained as a vet tech. As much as you love your dog, you may not love the mess that comes with him. Dogs have a tendency to drag in dirt, dust and grime with…