Pet care advice

9 signs a dog's nose may need attention

If you know what a healthy dog nose looks like, you'll be able to better tell when something's wrong with your pet. Two experts offer their advice about the many facets of a dog's nose. When your dog wakes you up in the morning with a big... more

Signs of separation anxiety in dogs and how to help

When you head out for the day, it’s natural for your pet to follow you to the front door and maybe bark, whine or get into a little mischief while you’re out. However, if it continues for prolonged periods of time, your pet causes damage to your home or inflicts... more

25 homemade dog treats recipes your pet will love

For the dog owner who is always lovingly seeking out dog-friendly hotels, top-quality pet sitters and the very best dog toys, it’s no stretch to begin baking homemade dog treats for your pup, too. Making DIY dog treats is something you can feel good about, as well. Many store-bought treats... more

How to guides

Choosing pet care that’s right for you and your pet

We want to be there whenever our pets need us, but that isn’t always possible. Vacations, work obligations and other life events can take us places our pets can’t go, so it’s important to always have a backup pet care plan. From hiring a pet sitter to using a kennel... more

101 dog facts to delight and fascinate animal lovers

They say dogs are humans’ best buds, but how much do we really know about our furry four-legged friends? From the one breed that doesn’t bark to the real (adorable) reason pups love to curl up in a ball shape, here are 101 fun dog facts that will only make... more

Pet sitter or boarding kennel: Which is right for your dog?

Bags packed — check. Boarding passes printed — check. Ride to airport scheduled — check. Arrangements for Fido — uh oh! Whether your dog is an energetic pup or an older fellow, making preparations for a pet's care during your absence can be stressful and overwhelming. The decision between hiring an... more

Beyond dog walking: 8 pet care services you can ask your dog walker to do

Whether you're working long hours or taking care of your little ones, there are times it can be difficult to give your canine companion all the attention you know they deserve. Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in a day, and there are weeks where you just can't manage... more

The ultimate dog sitter checklist

You wish you could bring your pets with you when you travel, but sometimes it just isn't possible. Hiring a pet sitter to stay at your home can help make the time you're away a little less stressful for your pet and ease your mind. To make sure... more