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Coping with Pet Allergies

Coping with Pet Allergies

Many people suffer from pet allergies. Dogs, cats and birds are the most common sources of allergies, but any type of pet can cause an allergic reaction. More people are allergic to cats than any other type of pet. People may own their pet for a while before they develop an allergic reaction to them. […]

Adopting a Pet

Adopting a Pet

Pet overpopulation is a serious issue; as such, many people consider adopting a pet from a shelter. The sheer number of pets available and in need of adoption, especially in urban areas, can be daunting. Many of us feel intimidated to visit a shelter or rescue, fearful of having to decide between so many needy […]

Accidents Happen: Carpet Cleaning and Pet Stain Removal

Accidents Happen: Carpet Cleaning and Pet Stain Removal

Living with pets can bring joy to our lives. It can also bring some challenges not the least of which is, what to do with those “presents” our animal companions sometimes leave for us. Whether it’s a hairball, potty accident, vomit or spray debris from a caged pet, the key to any stain removal is […]

Senior Citizens as Pet Owners

Senior Citizens as Pet Owners

Pets can be wonderful companions for today’s active senior citizens. Not only do they provide companionship for a senior who lives alone, but owning a pet can also have health benefits for them. Having a pet around can help lower blood pressure, calm anxiety, improve one’s mental health and ease the loneliness that can come […]

College Students Owning Pets

College Students Owning Pets

If you are a college student considering bringing a pet into your life, there are some important things to consider first. This article aims to help you decide if getting a pet while in college is a good choice for you. Before adopting a pet, there are a number of important things to consider. How […]

Moving with a Pet

Moving with a Pet

One in six Americans move each year. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, moving with pets requires additional preplanning and prep work before you move. There is a lot to think about when it comes to moving with a pet in order to get your pet safely to his or her […]

Adopting a Greyhound

Adopting a Greyhound

In the US, professional breeders breed Greyhounds for racing. In the past, greyhounds were often euthanized and disposed of once their racing careers were over. For a greyhound who was not a good racer, this could mean a very short life. Today, more greyhounds are being put up for adoption at the end of their […]

Understanding Animal Hoarding

Understanding Animal Hoarding

Everyone is familiar with the popular stereotype of an elderly “cat lady” who has far too many pets. However, many don’t realize that animal hoarding is a serious psychological condition with no known treatment or cure, which affects thousands of families and millions of animals nationwide, every year. Little is known or understood about the […]

Yuck, What’s the Smell? (Pet Odors)

Yuck, What’s the Smell? (Pet Odors)

Smells associated with owning an animal are expected, particularly when so many of our favored companions live indoors with us. This article will tackle those common smells associated with having pets and ways to alleviate them. Depending on the type of pet, smells may accumulate for different reasons in different places. Every dog owner knows […]

Pet Sitters as an Alternative to Kennels

Pet Sitters as an Alternative to Kennels

Many pet owners struggle with the thought of leaving their pets in a boarding facility when vacation time rolls around. If you fall into this category, consider having a pet sitter come to your home. This is a great solution for you and your pet, but there are some things to know and consider before […]