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Tips for Pet Lovers

Take Your Dog to Work Day is this Friday (June 24th), marking the 18th year since Pet Sitters International (PSI) launched the annual event to celebrate the human-animal bond and a dog’s proven ability to increase morale and productivity, lower stress and absenteeism and improve relationships among co-workers. Yes, formal research studies confirm what any dog lover already knows — having a [...]

Taking a Road Trip With Your Pet

If you plan to take your dog on a road trip to visit family or to stay in a hotel while on vacation, you need to be prepared with all that your pet could need and plan for your pet’s safety. When the humans travel, we take everything we will need — our toiletries, favorite [...]

This Saturday, June 4th, our nation will proudly celebrate Hug Your Cat Day. No doubt you’ve had this holiday marked on your calendar for months. <wink> The name says it all – one day where your feline friend can’t argue with a big ol’ bear hug. He or she will have to tolerate it — [...]

Spring Allergies in Dogs and Cats

It is time again for spring! Richmond looks beautiful with all the spring flowers, bushes, trees and the leaves coming out on the trees! But for many people – and our pets – spring spells troubles with allergies. Although dogs and cats can get allergies all year long, in the spring the most common allergies for people and pets [...]

Let Your Dog Buy You a Free Appetizer

We love to take our dogs out to restaurants for patio dining. They’re extremely well-behaved and there are a number of Richmond, VA restaurants who welcome dogs with good manners in their outdoor areas. It’s a great way to give real world socialization practice and obedience training reinforcement to your pet. It’s fun too. One [...]

Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) is also known as “bloat,” “stomach torsion,” or “twisted stomach” and if your dog has it, it is extremely serious business. This acute condition can affect any breed of any age at any time. When it does occur, it is truly an emergency as your pet could die very quickly! How It Happens Your dog gobbles up his meal, [...]

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