Preparing for Winter Weather with Your Pets

hurtta-dog-outdoor-overalls-black-1We’ve been having unseasonably warm weather this year. In fact, we’ve even had a couple of flies bothering us in the warehouse, which is just not normal for Colorado in the winter. Today, however, it actually got cold! And it’s a good thing, because it’s finally starting to feel a bit more like Christmas!

But getting pets ready for winter is actually serious business. Very young and elderly pets are particularly susceptible to the cold and need extra protection. Hairless cats will also appreciate a layer of warmth. Smaller breeds like Chihuahuas and Yorkshire Terriers especially need insulation from the cold. This may include indoor clothing as well. Continue reading

Hero Dog Stays by Missing 2-year-old’s Side, Alerts Rescuers

AshapooPrecocious 2-year-olds are a handful, to be certain. But Peyton Myrick isn’t too much for the faithful family dog, Ashapoo, a black and white Australian Shepherd, to keep track of. Usually herding dogs have to work cattle all day, so what’s a single toddler for a few hours? Continue reading

Feline Friday: Keeping Kitty Out of Christmas-Decor Trouble

boo and cali xmas treeI have been wanting a new Christmas tree for years to better fill my front room’s high ceilings. Last year, I simply made do by putting my shorter tree on a table. This year, with the addition of two cats to the family, I had visions of them trying to climb up the tree skirt dangling over the makeshift table to get to the ornamental enticements. I knew the whole thing would come down with a crash, shattering all my ornaments. Continue reading

How to Choose Your Pet’s Collar, Harness, and Leash

One would think that choosing a collar or harness, and leash would be a fairly straight-forward purchase, but there are actually lots of things to consider when choosing the right walking gear and collar for identification.

We’re here to help you with this all-important decision, especially since a collar or harness is a symbol of the bond you share with your pet. It is the sign of belonging to each other, so it should suit your pet’s health needs, and also you and your pet’s sense of style. Continue reading

How to Choose the Perfect Bed for Your Pet

Pets work and play hard, and all that expended energy has to be replenished with good sleep! In fact, both dogs and cats sleep more hours than their humans, so having a comfortable place to bunk is important to the health and happiness of your pet. Even if your pet has trained you to allow them to sleep with you, they will appreciate having a comfortable place to rest during your active hours as well, particularly near the kitchen, in your office, and the den. The point is that they want to be near you!

There are several things to consider when selecting a bed for your pet. Continue reading