For many of us, our dogs are like our children. They’re certainly beloved family members, so we can’t just let their birthdays pass by like any other day. Whether you’re celebrating your puppy’s first year or another year achieved for your senior dog, a birthday party is a great way to mark the occasion. If you aren’t sure of the date for your dog, a party for their adoption day or another special moment in their lives works just as well.
If you’re ready to throw your dog the biggest birthday bash, here’s everything you’ll need to plan for.
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A cherished cat is not just a pet, but a member of the family. You wouldn’t skip celebrating your sister or dad’s birthday, so shouldn’t your kitty get some attention on their big day as well? A party is always a great way to celebrate, whether it’s actually for a birthday or, if you’re uncertain when that date is, an adoption anniversary. Here’s everything you’ll need to consider as you plan your cat’s birthday party:
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Apart from eating all the candy we can get our hands on and decorating our yards with skeletons and cobwebs, tons of people love to dress up their pets for Halloween. With the best holiday of the year soon upon us, it’s time to think about costume planning. For cats that don’t mind getting all dressed up, we’ve got ten of our favorite Halloween costumes for our feline pals. See if your cat might like one of these styles!
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With Halloween approaching, many dog owners may be thinking of how adorable their pet will be in a Halloween costume. For those of us that do everything with our dogs, why should the Halloween festivities be any different? If you’re thinking about taking your dog along for trick or treating or simply letting them roam the house all dressed up, we’ve got some costume ideas that may work for you.
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WHAT IS SEPARATION ANXIETY?
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Separation anxiety in dogs generally refers to a set of behaviors triggered by the anxious feeling your dog may experience when you leave home, change locations, or when they go from one guardian to another. While there’s no specific cause identified for how dogs develop this anxiety, most vets suspect it is largely related to either negative conditioning or a dramatic shift in a dog’s environment when they were young.
Houston’s Best Dog Friendly Restaurants.
Houston’s food and drink scene is expanding rapidly, and if you’re anything like us, you probably want to know: can my dog come, too? As we move slowly out of summer, we’re coming right back around to patio season, a time where people can eat, drink, and live without sweating through the floor at every turn. If you’re looking for a great place to grab a drink and kick back with your best four-legged friend, we’ve got you covered with a few of the best dog-friendly places around Houston.
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When living in an apartment it can be easy to feel hesitant about getting a dog. Depending on where you live, there will be breed restrictions, but you also have to be mindful about the type of dog you get. A dog too loud could upset your neighbors and an energetic dog may need more space than your small apartment. It is important to take the appropriate time to research the perfect dog for apartment living.
Luckily, we’ve done the research for you. Here are five dog breeds perfect for apartment living:
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Finding a stray cat or dog roaming about the streets is more common than you might think. People have found animals in all sorts of unusual places. But what should you do when it happens to you? If you see an animal running loose that seems like it might be in danger from passing traffic or neglect, there are certain ways that you can handle the situation. We’ve got five different actions you can take in order to get an animal to safety.
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If you’ve found a stray animal that doesn’t have any ID or a microchip, you may decide that you want to take it home with you. This is a viable alternative to leaving them in the shelter, but this doesn’t mean that the cat or dog is yours. A pet counts as someone’s property, so everything possible must be done to find the owners. If you do want to adopt a stray, we have a few tips to help you through the process. Continue reading “How to Adopt Strays”
So you want to get a pet, but it can’t be a dog or a cat. Maybe you’ve got allergies in the family, or maybe your apartment hates fun and furry friends. There is, of course, always the chance that you’re just looking for a different kind of pet. Dogs and cats are cool, sure, but what about a snake? Or a tiger?
Okay, so maybe not a tiger. The point is, sharing a bond with a pet and taking care of any animal can be an intensely rewarding experience. It can build a kind of reverence and affection for the animal world that’s hard to come by from a distance, but having a pet in your home comes with an equal amount of responsibility. So, let’s check out some good choices for people looking for something a little different.
Here are eight great pet alternatives and why they might be a great fit for your home.
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