How Cats Help Improve Mental HealthBy Chelsy Ranard, The Catnip TimesFor cat people it’s no question: the whiskers, the fuzzy faces, the meows, and the head nudges let us know our cats are definitely beneficial to our mental health. The rest of the world, however, has some catching up to do. Those who don’t have cats are missing out on the cats’ appeal. The reality is that behind all of the warm cuddles and purring [...]
Don’t let anybody tell you that teaching your dog tricks is a waste of time. Time spent building a special bond with your dog is never wasted. Being basically obedient - knowing sit, down, come, and stay - is certainly important...
Essential Oils and Your Pet are Like Oil and Water – They Don’t Mix What are essential oils? Essential oils are volatile, organic constituents of plants that contribute to fragrance and taste. They are extracted from plants via distillation or cold pressing. Essential oils are utilized in a variety of ways in varying concentrations: as insecticides, in aromatherapies, personal care products (e.g., antibacterials), flavorings, herbal remedies and liquid potpourri. Though helpful for your own [...]
Are you planning a vacation or trip that includes your best friend? It can be a wonderful thing to have your dog along, but there are things to consider for his safety and well-being, and possibly your sanity.
If your dog is a socialite and enjoys playing with other dogs from the dog park or obedience class or her littermates, a Pooch Party is a great idea!
We’ll Say It Again: Don’t Put Away that Crate! Brought to you by the AKC GoodDog! Helpline – the AKC’s 7-day-a-week training support service By Hilarie Erb, AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer By now, most dog owners know that crate training is a key to helping puppies succeed at house training. But don’t put away the crate once the puppy has mastered it! It is a valuable management tool for your dog’s entire life. Chances [...]
Batavia, OH is now equipped with an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer that will be available to dispatch to any disaster scene that needs assistance sheltering pets. Flooding is the most frequently occurring natural disaster in Ohio. Also, a portion of the state is in the tornado alley. In 2017, there were 39 confirmed tornados in Ohio. AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program that is dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe [...]
Warmer weather is here and you are looking forward to fun outings at the dog park meeting other dog lovers while the dogs have a grand time playing. But is the dog park where your best friend really wants to be? Owners...
Beautiful weather is finally here, and you want to let your dog enjoy some off-leash exploring on the nature trail or by the lake after being cooped up all winter. He comes when you call him at home, so this shouldn’t be an issue, right? First, for the sake of safety, understand...
Reunited in MichiganMini Golden Doodle, Maggie, vanished from her family’s backyard in 2016 without a trace. When Jillian G. from Freeland, Michigan realized Maggie was missing, she and her family immediately began the search for their beloved Christmas puppy. “We looked for months with no leads, and no luck,” said Jillian. “With our Michigan winters, we thought she was gone for good.”19 months after going missing, Maggie was found by Good Samaritans [...]