How To Travel Safely and Securely With Your Dog In The Car

Most dogs love going on a road trip with their owners. Taking them with us during our travels is fun. However, while fastening our seat belts when hitting the road is second nature, for our pets, it's a whole different story. You're putting your pet in danger when he is not secured correctly in the event of a crash. Furthermore, pets can also distract drivers during the ride. Consider the safety tips below before going on a drive with your precious pet. Importance of Keeping Your Dog Secure … [Read more...]

Dog Paintings: The Advantages of Keeping Your Pet’s Memory Alive

Dog pictures deserve a place on the walls and tabletops along with the images of family members. After all, dogs are not just pets, companions, or guardians of the house; they are part of the family. Although we love them dearly, we cannot change the fact that their lives are shorter than ours. Losing our beloved pets can be just as heartbreaking as losing a human loved one. We have to accept the hard truth, however. The least we can do after our pets leave us is to keep their memories … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Hound Safe This Halloween

Veterinary calls during Halloween week increase by 12%, according to Pet Poison Helpline. This is because the bags of sweets, chocolates and tasty treats that fill the nation’s homes during this time of the year are dangerous if consumed by dogs. Therefore, when you’re planning fun family activities this Halloween, make sure the entire family know and understand the items which pose a risk to your beloved pooch. Trick or Treaters While trick or treating is a fun and enjoyable activity for your … [Read more...]

Pet Dander and the Air in Your Home

Pet lovers adore their furry friends, but often could do without all the fur they shed all over the house. If your concern is that your pet’s fur is making your or your families allergies worse, the real concern isn’t the fur at all. Fur is actually not an allergen, but pet dander, saliva and urine are the real culprits. The reality is that often these allergens tag along with the fur, so if you want a home that is allergen free you have to get rid of the fur too. One of the best ways to get … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Perfect Fish for Your Aquarium

It’s no secret that many people consider fish to be great pets. After all, they are lovely, colorful little creatures with a penchant for putting on a show. But they aren’t as low maintenance as one might be tempted to believe. In fact, putting together an aquarium is a challenging endeavor that has quite a few rules that need to be followed. Image Source: Unsplash According to Reef Nation, there are plenty of fish tank-friendly options on the market that will brighten up any miniature … [Read more...]

How To Pick the Right Ketogenic Pet Food

Ketogenic pet foods are somewhat new and becoming increasingly popular among pet owners, especially those who are a bit more health conscious. Ketogenic diets are not only popular for pets, but are highly successful for weight loss in humans. To pick the best ketogenic pet food, it is ideal to consult a veterinarian and get advice about the particular nutritional needs of your pet or at least the breed of dog or cat that you have. Once the dietary needs are established, then you can begin the … [Read more...]

How To Train Your Puppy To Potty In No Time

Peeing and pooing are very important parts of any dog’s life. Unlike human who do it purely out of necessity, peeing is also used as a way to mark the territory. It is important for establishing social hierarchy. Unfortunately, this can pose an issue if the dog does it within home. Even if it wasn’t social, dog may do it as a way to fulfil its need as the instinct dictates. And trust me; a lot of things can happen with small puppies. This is precisely why you need to teach your dog … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Cats Healthy & Happy During The Holidays #CLUMPandSEAL

This post is sponsored by ARM & HAMMER™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about ARM & HAMMER CLUMP & SEAL™ available at PetSmart®, but Optimistic Mommy only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Arm & Hammer and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article. The holidays are upon us, and we are preparing to have our family and friends over for the festivities. While you are preparing, … [Read more...]