Yard Safety Checklist: Backyard Hazards for Kids and Pets

The sun is shining and your backyard is officially open for the season. Before you and your family head outside, follow this outdoor safety checklist to make sure there aren’t any dangers lurking in your yard.   Double Check What’s in Your Garden Planning for a spring vegetable garden? Keep Fido out. Onions, tomatoes, chives[…]

Owning a Dog or Cat Can Reduce Stress

When thinking of ways to reduce stress in life, usually techniques like meditation, yoga and journaling come to mind. These are great techniques, to be sure. But getting a new best friend can also have many stress relieving and health benefits. While human friends provide great social support and come with some fabulous benefits, this article focuses[…]

Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet

  1. Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol (a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum);   2. Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case s/he escapes through the open door while you’re distracted with trick-or-treaters;   3. Keep[…]