Integrating a stray cat into a family of cats

If you find yourself looking to adopt a stray cat into your cat family, it's a good idea to plan the best way to integrate the new cat into the group. Here are some tips to help you through this process.     Keep the stray isolated at first As you start to feed the stray cat, it is a good idea to give them a separate food bowl and living space at first.

Follow These Tips to Walk Your Dogs Safely in the Summer Heat

Letting your dogs go on walks is very important for proper exercise and to let them go potty outside, but it can be hard to do in the summer heat. Pavement and concrete heats up fast when it is hot outside, which can burn the pads of their paws. Here are some tips for walking your dogs safely in the summertime.  Carry Your Dog to Grass When the pavement is too hot for your dog to walk on, you might want to simply pick it up and carry it to grass.

Is your dog scratching? Here are some easy cures

It can be frustrating when your dog won't stop scratching, especially when you notice it is affecting the dog's skin. Luckily, there are some things you can do about it. Here are some easy cures for a dog that just won't stop itching. Change Their Diet One of the first things you should do when your dog has a problem with itching or scratching is to change their diet. You want to do this very slowly so they don't get an upset stomach.

Puppy Vaccination FAQs: Side Effects

Some animals, like humans, may have allergic reactions after they've had their vaccinations. While the chances are that your puppy will get through its vaccinations without any problems, it's worth knowing what kind of side effects can happen in case your pet is one of the unlucky few to have an adverse reaction to a vaccine. Warning: Pets with serious illnesses, such as those that affect the immune system, may not be suitable candidates for regular vaccinations.

Should You Brush Your Dog's Teeth?

Dogs, like humans, may be prone to dental problems if their teeth aren't cared for correctly. While a healthy diet with plenty of chewing may go some way to help keep your dog's teeth in good condition, this may not be enough, and you may want to consider adding tooth brushing to your dog care portfolio. The Benefits of Brushing Your Dog's Teeth Although brushing your dog's teeth may seem an odd thing to do, it does have much the same benefit as tooth brushing for humans.

What have they just eaten?! A guide for dog owners

One of the dangers of the holiday season is dogs taking the chance to snack on something that is not designed for animal consumption. If your pet has just snacked on something untoward, here are some tips on the next steps to take. Something potentially poisonous If you find that your dog has snacked on chocolate, grapes or other potential poisons such as medications, the first step is to get some proof of what they have actually ingested.

Helping your cat recover from a fight

No matter how hard you try to keep your cat out of harm's way, now and then you might find a battered puss strolling in after getting into a fight with the local tom cat or cranky dog. Here are some tips if your cat is looking a little beat up and needs your help to recover. Give them some space to recover Your cat will need to sleep even more than usual and needs somewhere safe to sleep.

Running With Rover: Covering Long Distances With a Dog

Dogs make great running companions. Their eager faces are sure to get you in the mood, and a tired dog is a happy dog. However, there's a right way and a wrong way to turn your four-legged friend into a canine athlete. Here's everything you need to know. The Right Dog Firstly, you need to understand that some dogs cope with running better than others. Here are the best types to adopt if you're interested in a canine running buddy:

Why You Should Adopt a Cat with FIV

People have plenty of decisions to make when they choose cat adoption. You can pick up a certain breed or a moggie, a cat or a kitten, a girl or a boy, and that's after making the major decision to home a cat in the first place. However, people often turn a blind eye to kitties with FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), usually because they are either unaware of the benefits of adopting one or have been misled by myths concerning the condition.