Does My Dog Need a Sweater or Jacket During Cold Weather?

dog in a sweater

As the weather starts to get colder, you may be wondering about how to allow your furry friend to still have fun outdoors. Protecting them from the dangers of extreme winter weather is a priority, and their fur may not always provide the level of insulation they need.  You may have considered purchasing a jacket…

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Tips for Traveling with Your Pet by Airplane

dog sitting in a carrier at an airport

As the holidays are coming up, you may be traveling more than normal. Since your pet is a valued member of your family, it makes sense that you might be considering bringing it along with you on your travels.  However, it is important to note that traveling with pets on airplanes has gotten considerably more…

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Are Holiday Decorations Dangerous For My Animals?

cat sitting in a christmas tree

The holidays are quickly approaching, and you are already thinking about how you will make the house look more festive. The possibilities are endless! It may even be getting to the point that you’re overwhelmed each time you walk into a big-box store. The decorations are out and calling your name! From clear to colorful,…

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How To Choose Safe and Engaging Toys For Dogs and Cats

dog with a toy

In a sense, anything can be a pet toy. Seeing your cat bat around a bread bag tie or your dog chew on a stick hammers that message home quite succinctly. But the truth is that not all pet toys are safe, nor do they automatically offer a level of stimulation that’s beneficial to your…

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Tips for Safely Camping and Hiking With Your Dog

dog on a hike

Nothing spells adventure quite like the big open wild! Camping is not only a great chance to “get away from it all,” but to also enjoy new experiences. With the promise of so much fun and excitement, why would you ever leave your dog behind? The answer is that many people don’t! A survey of…

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Safe Halloween Costumes for Dogs

dog in a skeleton costume

This year, Pittsburgh and Scranton are each throwing a “Howl-o-ween” event consisting of a pet parade and costume contest. Ligonier and Horsham are switching their puns out for a Halloween “Pawty”. The local scene near Harrisburg will see pet photo contests (with ice cream!) and even a “Pittie Party” at the area Humane Society, complete…

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Safe Summer Activities You and Your Dog Can Enjoy

dog playing outside in the grass

The weather is warming up, and the days are getting longer — summer is here! As a dog owner, you may be looking for some new ideas for activities to do with your pet, and who can blame you? Summer is the perfect time to get outside and find some fun activities to do with…

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Should You Take Your Dog With You On Vacation?

dog at the beach

You’ve been fantasizing and planning for it for months, and now it’s finally here — your vacation! With much of the country returning to normal and many people antsy to shake up their routine, travel is surging across the United States.  Whether you’re going on a road trip, exploring a new country, or flying to…

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How To Recognize The Signs Of Heat Stroke in Your Dog

dog playing outside in the heat

Summer is one of the best times of the year — just ask your furry family member! Rides in the car, long walks in the park and extended time outdoors make the season a fantastic one for your pet. However, know that it can also be one of the most dangerous times of the year…

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Tips For Keeping Your Pets Safe In The Car This Summer

dog riding in the car

Sticky seats. Stifling air. We’ve all experienced what the inside of a vehicle feels like on a hot summer day. It can be miserable, to say the least, until the air conditioner kicks in and the interior cools down.  Like you, we love to take our pets with us when we run errands. As more…

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