Pests and Dogs: 5 Common Problems to Tackle Immediately

dog scratching fleas

Are you curious about pests and dogs? Here are five common problems you’ll need to deal with immediately. Having a pet dog is great, and having a fluffy friend to come home to is something that every dog owner enjoys. But having a dog also opens you up to the risk of inviting some rather …

Are Rabbits Good Pets for Children?

rabbit in a hutch

Are rabbits good pets for children? If you’re considering buying a rabbit to be a family pet, you should know that very young children are not usually good companions for rabbits. We usually think of rabbits as cute, fluffy pets. And, they are. But, they’re not particularly good with children, and kids are not particularly …

Best Cat Brushes for Long Hair Cats

Best Cat Brushes for Long Hair Cats

Have you ever wondered about the best cat brushes for long hair cats? Brushing a long hair cat takes special dedication, patience, and attention to detail. And, yes, it takes a special cat brush if you expect to get through it in one piece. Don’t get me wrong, most cats do a wonderful job of …

Caring for Guinea Pigs as Pets at Home

two guinea pigs eating

If your child is asking for a pet, you may be wondering about caring for guinea pigs as pets at home. My kids have had several small animals as pets over the years. And, one of my favorites is the guinea pig. They look much less like rodents to me than gerbils and hamsters which …

Dog Heat Stroke Symptoms You Need to Know

Dog Heat Stroke Symptoms You Need to Watch For

Are you wondering about dog heat stroke symptoms? How do you know if your dog is having a heat stroke? With summer weather only a few short months away, I wanted to discuss an important topic with you. Summertime means beaches, days at the pool, vacations and high temperatures. Unfortunately, it also means that heat …

Great Backyard Bird Count Tips for Kids

Child feeding wild birds

Have you ever participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count? The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science project about the study of birds. It happens every year during February where people get together to count the birds they see in their backyard. This event happens over a 4-day period around the world. The …

Best Fish For Children to Start With

Best fish for children to start with

The best fish for children are those that are easy to care for and fun to watch. My father has always had a big tankful (or two) of fish. I used to have so much fun watching them swim and eat and hide in the little fish houses. The tank was like a wonderland for …

Caring For Your Pet Rabbits for Beginners

Caring For Your Pet Rabbits for Beginners

Wondering about caring for your pet rabbits? If you’re considering getting a rabbit as a family pet, you are probably concerned about caring for your rabbit and making sure that it is healthy, happy and safe. You understand that you are taking on a living being, for its entire lifespan, and that you are responsible …

How to Deal with Biting Behaviors with Your Puppy

Are you wondering about how to deal with biting behaviors? Even though biting is considered as a normal behavior

Are you wondering about how to deal with biting behaviors? Even though biting is considered as a normal behavior, you should also keep in mind that when dogs get older, it could pose a serious risk to others including yourself. It may be cute in the puppy stage, but as they grow, it’s not cute …

Exotic Birds as Pets – What You Need to Know First

Exotic Birds as Pets - What You Need to Know First

Considering exotic birds as pets? If you’re thinking of keeping an exotic bird as a pet, there are some things you need to know. Sometimes, it’s easy to get attracted to the beauty of these animals and forget the particular care they need. Here are some tips and things to consider if you’re looking to …