How Shelters Prepare Your Cat for Adoption » Adopt-a-Pet.com Blog

By Dr. Dan Carey, Bayer VeterinarianLights, camera … adoption! There’s nothing like changing a life, unless it’s saving a life. The photos are taken, social updates are posted and you’re finally on your way home.     First steps Playtime, mealtime, downtime: Your shelter’s staff interacts with your cat, gets to know his temperament, daily […]

Learn to Speak Dog » Adopt-a-Pet.com Blog

Given that a well-trained dog can learn to differentiate between, and respond appropriately to, hundreds of commands from her human family, it is only right that we should make an effort to understand what our canine companions are trying to say to us. We all know that a growl is a warning, and a yelp […]

How to Slow Down Your Dog’s Eating

Last updated on February 22, 2018 By Jen Gabbard 1 Comment Have you seen that video of the spaghetti eating competition between a Golden Retriever and German Shepherd? It perfectly illustrates the huge differences in speed in which our dogs eat. While some dogs delicately chew each piece of food others scarf it down within […]

What To Do If Your Dog Is Bored With Their Toys

Last updated on February 16, 2018 By Jen Gabbard 4 Comments Did you know that dogs get bored with their stuff just like we do? Researchers tested them a few years back, and they found that when dogs were presented with two items — one new and one old — they show a strong preference […]

The Best Valentine’s Date Is Your Pet » Adopt-a-Pet.com Blog

Best of Cat Tips < The Best Valentine’s Date Is Your Pet Posted by Frances Vega on February 13th, 2018 We all know that February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day is pretty unavoidable, by January 2 we are already seeing red and pink hearts splattered around all over our favorite stores. Rom-coms suddenly […]

10 Canine Enrichment Games & Activities

Last updated on February 19, 2018 By Jen Gabbard 4 Comments Looking for some ways to keep your dog happy, healthy and busy? If so try adding in a few mentally stimulating canine enrichment games & activities to your dog’s daily routine. Mental stimulation enriches our dogs lives by giving them something meaningful and challenging […]

How I Stopped My Dog From Barking at the TV

Last updated on January 25, 2018 By Jen Gabbard 3 Comments Does your dog freak out at the TV? Do they get jump up and try to chase any cat that appears on the screen? Are your nature documentary viewings ruined by your dog’s commentary the entire time? I thought I was alone on this, […]

5 Tips To Help Your Dog Lose Weight

Last updated on January 25, 2018 By Jen Gabbard 4 Comments “Eat less and exercise more” is the answer we often hear when it comes to losing weight. The truth is it’s not quite so simple. Yes, if we want to lose weight we need to burn more calories than we consume, but weight loss […]

5 Myths About Managing Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Last updated on January 16, 2018 By Jen Gabbard Leave a Comment Separation anxiety in dogs can be difficult to treat, yet I’ve read over & over again that there’s one magical tip that can cure it overnight. Unfortunately it’s not that easy. Just like treating any sort of anxiety problem the solution is not […]