Tag: pets

Traveling with Your Pet During the New Year

Just a few days ago, it was National Pet Travel Safety Day, and I thought it was a perfect time to share with all of Rover’s family, cousins, and Sun Lakes pet parents the importance of keeping your dog, cat, or critter safe when traveling with you in a car. While your pet is excited and…

Keeping Holidays Happy for Pets

Susan Marie, Host of The Doggy Diva Show Tis the season to be celebrating the holidays with family and friends! To ensure that celebrations are relaxing and enjoyable, preparation is key. Before the festivities begin, have a plan in place that includes the safety of your four-legged family members. As we all know, pets are…

Holiday Safety for Your Pet

The holiday season is upon us, and many Sun Lakers plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. Please be sure to steer pets clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic foods, and dangerous decorations. Christmas Tree: Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it does not tip and fall, causing possible injury to you or…

Turkey Day Can Be Dangerous for Pets

Dee Rovers Ooooooh! the smell of Thanksgiving turkey. But did you know this holiday dinner tops 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat? That’s a lot of high-fat, rich foods for us, but very dangerous as a “special treat” for our beloved companions. For most veterinarians, this holiday season is known as the “pancreatitis season,”…

We Need You!

D. Williams Rover’s Rest Stop Kids thank you from the bottom of their hearts for all you do to help them on their journey to a new, loving forever home. They admit that the road is sometimes bumpy, but with your lending a helping hand, they know they are safe. Rescues have been struggling through…

Spring: Season of Growth

D. Williams Most everyone knows that their dogs must walk. It is in their DNA. But most people do not think about engaging their best friend in mental stimulation. What kind of life is it to just hang around the house all the time? Get up, go for a walk, eat, lay around, eat, go…

Speed = Trouble

Rover’s Rest Stop It’s really no surprise that some dogs attack their meals as though they haven’t eaten in days and may never eat again. However, dogs who down their dinners in the blink of an eye are more likely to create problems for themselves than those who eat at a more leisurely pace. If…

New Year, New Friend!

Rover’s Rest Stop Happy New Year! Now that the celebrating is over and a semi-routine has returned, it just might be a perfect time to welcome a new family member. When picking your new friend, you must consider: How many hours will the dog be alone? Do you have a secure yard? How much time…

Five Tricks to Teach Your Dog

D. Williams If your dog is a puppy, adolescent, adult, or a senior, almost any dog can learn to do at least a few tricks. Be sure to have short sessions, so your dog does not get tired. We do not want him to associate trick training with frustration. Trick training should be a fun,…