As we prepare for barbeques and fireworks this Fourth of July, here’s a few tips on how to keep your pets safe and calm during this Independence Day.  It is safer to keep your pets at home during Fourth of July celebrations instead of bringing him to your neighbor’s party. Keep your pets in the house, rather than in your yard. He will be a lot happier indoors, and   not tempted to leap over a […]

“Take Your Dog To Work” Tips

    For those who are returning to work post-covid,  Pet Sitters International has provided pet owners a few tips to ensure a successful office visit on Take Your Dog to Work Day: 1. Do an office check. No one will mind your dog being in the office, right? Well, maybe. Check with management and co-workers to see if anyone is allergic, afraid of or opposed to you bringing your dog to work on this […]


It’s that time of year when some dogs and cats begin to shed more heavily. There are many advantages to cleaning and bathing your pet on a regular basis throughout the year.   Brushing helps keep your pet’s skin healthy and promotes shiny coats.  As you brush you can feel your pet’s body to see if there are any new growths, lumps or bumps. Weekly body checks can highlight something before it gets worse, […]

What Do Rabbits Have To Do With Easter?

Have you ever wondered how a rabbit became the symbol of Easter? If so, you are not alone. So how did the Easter bunny get its job delivering colorful Easter eggs? After all rabbits are mammals and don’t even lay eggs. Shouldn’t the symbol for Easter be an animal that actually lays eggs, like a lizard or chicken? In Germany, rabbits have been associated with spring and fertility since the pre-Christian era. In fact, the […]

A Few Irish & General Superstitions

Superstitious or not, almost everyone takes note when it’s Friday the 13th. People are more careful about crossing the road, pouring hot coffee, or walking down the stairs. It may be silly, but it’s all to ward off bad luck, and the Irish are big believers in this kind of caution. On Friday the 13th some people even take to their beds or refuse to leave the house. Believe it or not, but this behavior […]

Valentine’s Lovebird Fun Facts

No animal represents the sentiment of Valentine’s Day more than the lovebird. The petite, brightly plumed parrot is a favorite among bird enthusiasts and a popular pet. Lovebirds have inspired scientists and poets alike. Below are a few fun facts about lovebirds. Lovebirds mate for life The monogamous birds reach sexual maturity when they’re about ten months old. Mating begins with courtship behavior, and can continue throughout their roughly 15-year lifespans. Monogamy is essential to […]