The best way to eliminate stress and boredom in your pet

By Friday, November 20, 2015

Contrafreeloading.

It’s a big word that can also mean big changes to your pet’s physical and mental health.

It’s also a word few pet parents have heard. So what is it? In scientific terms, it’s an observed behavior in most animals that when offered a choice between food provided or food that requires effort, the animal prefers the food that requires effort.

Simply put, your pet would prefer to work for food than to be given an unchallenging bowl of kibble.

How to Protect Pets from the Back-to-School Blues

By Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Heading back to school is always an exciting time for families. New teachers, new friends, new routines, new things to learn! But for pets, watching their favorite human playmate run out the door to catch the bus can be “ruff.”

To help ease the transition, try incorporating some of these ideas into your new school routine:

Anxiety: Learn How Pets and People Can Get Better Together

By Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Buck’s anxiety about storms was irrational, but when you think about it, so are many human stressors. Just because we know our fears aren’t rational doesn’t make them any easier to deal with. In fact, it can make it harder!

Luckily, there are things you and your pet can do together to make a life a little less stressful for you both.