BOTANICAL BASICS FOR YOUR DOG
Dogs have a nose for odors. In fact, they possess 50 times more olfactory receptors in their noses compared to humans, and the part of a dog’s brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is 40 times larger than ours. Using botanicals is a perfect way to help our pets with anxiety and stress, as […]
Wish Your Pets Could Talk?
Greetings, animal-lovers! How many times have you wished your pet could talk? They may not speak our language, but they do signal what they’re thinking and feeling through the use of body movements and gestures. It’s important we’re tuned in to this speech-less language, especially when introducing a new dog into the family. For instance, […]
There are not enough letters in the alphabet to create a word big enough to describe my love for my dogs. How I do love thee? Let’s count the lessons learned… Murphy the Lab – There is no planning because you never know which way that ball is going to bounce! Just go get it! […]
Old Dogs Rule … and cats do too!
Greetings, fellow pet lovers! The holiday season is upon us which often generates a nationwide surge in pet adoptions. If you’re one of many planning to welcome a four-legged friend into the fam this year, consider adopting a senior pet! Dogs over age five are often passed over and because of overcrowded shelters they tend […]
Pets … they do a body good!
Hello, animal-enthusiasts! We all know how happy animals can make us make us feel but did you know that owning a pet can actually improve your physical health? Studies suggest that having a pet in the home can reduce the likelihood of children developing related allergies and can strengthen the immune system overall. It has […]
“What can I REALLY do to help animals in need?”
Hello Pet lovers! I often get asked the question, “What can I REALLY do to help animals in need”? This month I want to share some ways you can make a difference in the lives of homeless and lost/found pets. For starters, connect with our Facebook based John Paul Pet “PALS” clubs. We now […]
Adding A Pup or Kitty for Christmas?
Happy holidays, animal enthusiasts! Many of you are thinking about adding a new pet to the family this season but wonder how it might affect the dog you already have at home. Well for starters, size needs to be taken into account. A playful dog that is also quite large can result in unintentional injuries […]
Picking the Perfect Pet
Hello animal-lovers! This month I want to offer some information on how you and your family might choose the right pet for your household. It is important that the process of selecting the family dog involves a great deal of researching and soul-searching. One factor to consider is the age of your family members. For […]
Is Your Pet Ready to Go to Work with You?
How friendly is your pet? Is he or she the kind of animal who is docile no matter the situation or the person? Or is he or she easily excitable—even aggressive—when dealing with new places and faces. If your animal is the former, they might be a good example to help persuade your workplace to […]
Summer Lovin’ with Your Pets
Summer is here and it’s time to have fun outdoors but remember that hot weather can present some challenges for our four-legged companions. This month I thought I’d share some important tips that will help keep your pet safe! It really all starts with understanding that dogs, unlike humans, have limited options to beat the […]
Cool Tips for the Summer Heat
Summer is officially here. Temperatures are on the rise and many are being drawn outdoors with their pets. Spending time outdoor is healthy, fun and creates a special bond between pets and their owners. Although warmer temperatures do require a little extra precautions. It is important to keep our pets cool and well hydrated. Here […]