Pet safety tips for the holidays

Keeping your furry family members safe during the holidays can be a difficult task.  Let's take a look at some simple steps that will allow your pets to join in the holiday fun this year while avoiding any trips to the animal emergency room. Place your Christmas tree in a corner, blocked off from your … Continue reading Pet safety tips for the holidays

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What to look for in a Doggie Daycare and Boarding Provider

By Mandi Biester Vacation season is upon us and many of you will be traveling outside the Topeka area very soon.  Have you considered yet where you'll take your pets to be cared for while you're enjoying your own getaway?  We have listed some tips on how to choose the best daycare/boarding facility for your … Continue reading What to look for in a Doggie Daycare and Boarding Provider

Dog Sports Can Help Keep Your Pet Healthy & Happy

Dog sports can help keep active dogs both physically and mentally healthy by providing much-needed exercise, companionship, interaction, neural stimulation, and even socialization in some cases. While all dogs need some degree of exercise, most will actually thrive when given the extra stimulation and purpose. Very active dogs, especially the “working breeds,” are ideal candidates … Continue reading Dog Sports Can Help Keep Your Pet Healthy & Happy

Canine Nutrition Basics for Your Pet

Whether you feed your dog a premium commercial food or prepare homemade meals, it is important to understand the fundamentals of canine nutrition. Here is a review of the basics to help you get started in making the right and informed choices for your dog. There are six major classes of nutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates, … Continue reading Canine Nutrition Basics for Your Pet

Exercise: Important for you AND your pet!

As we dive into February, with all the temptations of Valentine's Day celebrations afoot and the newness of the year beginning to wane, one begins to wonder whether keeping up with those New Year's Resolutions we all made is worth all the hassle.  Many of us vowed to exercise more, to quit the soft drinks … Continue reading Exercise: Important for you AND your pet!