Be Prepared: Tips on How to Handle a Pet Emergency
Be Prepared: Tips on How to Handle a Pet Emergency

As April is Pet First Aid Awareness month, now is an excellent time to review safety issues concerning your pet.

As a pet owner, it's up to you to keep your furry friend safe, healthy, and warm. Along with snuggles, purrs, and excitable barks, pets are vulnerable to unexpected accidents, and you need to be prepared. Knowing how to react in an emergency can be the difference between life and death for a pet. 

Local Pet Rescues We Highly Recommend
Local Pet Rescues We Highly Recommend

Are you considering adopting a new family member? Pet ownership can contribute to a healthy and happy life -- we encourage you to go rescue a furry friend today! Here in the Portland, Oregon area, there are many amazing organizations and rescues and we know it can be difficult navigating the various shelters, rescues and other pet adoption agencies. So, we've highlighted our favorite organizations here.

Litter Review: The Pros and Cons
Litter Review: The Pros and Cons

There are a plethora of litter brands and types out there, with each having its own pros and cons. The following unpacks all the options, giving you the right information about the right type of litter for your beloved feline companion.

Keeping Those Teeth Bright: Pet Dental Health
Keeping Those Teeth Bright: Pet Dental Health

Regular dental cleaning is extremely important for our pet's health but is often overlooked. Nearly 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease by age 3 but by starting a brushing routine, you can help your pet combat dental diseases to keep them happy and healthy.

Raw Food Series Part 3: Common Myths About Feeding Raw
Raw Food Series Part 3: Common Myths About Feeding Raw
When we hear the words “raw food,” our minds tend to jump to the many health risks that we hear regarding raw food — especially meat! But the truth is that when raw frozen or freeze-dried food is processed accurately and fed properly, it’s completely safe and extremely beneficial for both cats and dogs. 
Raw Food Series Part 2: Benefits of Feeding Your Pet Raw Food
Raw Food Series Part 2: Benefits of Feeding Your Pet Raw Food

We understand that there is some confusion around feeding your pet(s) raw food so we've decided to take a deep dive into the benefits of feeding your pet a raw diet. All pet foods range in quality — and raw food uses only the highest quality meats and vegetables available to deliver your cat or dog optimal nutrition inundated with naturally-occurring enzymes. This means that raw food provides greater bioavailability, easier digestion, better utilization of food nutrients, eating less overall, healthier immune system, less additives which ultimately means less allergies. 

Raw Food Series Part 1 - What is Raw Pet Food?
Raw Food Series Part 1 - What is Raw Pet Food?
Raw food is formulated with fresh cuts of high-quality meat and organs. Many raw foods include ground-up bone, fruits, and vegetables to provide a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. Raw doesn’t go through the denaturation process that traditional kibble goes through (in addition to being highly processed and cooked at high temperatures!), and is more easily digested than kibble and other cooked foods. 
Understanding Raw Pet Food and It's Impact On Your Pet's Health
Understanding Raw Pet Food and It's Impact On Your Pet's Health
As you likely know, dogs and cats are carnivores, meaning meat is their primary diet. For their ancestors without us around to cook for them, this meant raw game meat. This also meant heat didn't destroy the food's enzymes and nutrients, and it gave animals tooth-friendly, calcium-and-marrow-rich bones to gnaw. Today, raw pet food is likely to consist of organ and muscle meat, eggs, yogurt, fresh fruits, veggies, and whole or ground bone
Fish Diseases and Parasites: Know What to Look For
Fish Diseases and Parasites: Know What to Look For

There are lots of great reasons to opt for a home aquarium if you’re considering getting a fish. Aquariums take up minimal space if you are pinched for room at home. Watching a fish tank can reduce your stress level as they come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Also, some people are allergic to cats and dogs, so fish provide an alternative option. But like any other pet, fish can become sick too. So you need to know common disease symptoms in fish. Knowing what to look out for means preventative measures can be taken to keep your fish healthy and happy.

Why Birds Need Proper UVB Lighting
Why Birds Need Proper UVB Lighting
While it is a given that most humans require vitamin D, a little-known fact is that our pet birds also require this essential vitamin. UVB rays are shown to help maintain bird health and well-being. That's because birds need vitamin D for healthy preening, a positive sense of wellbeing, healthy bones, a strong immune system, and more. 
The Importance of Feeding Hummingbirds Throughout the Winter
The Importance of Feeding Hummingbirds Throughout the Winter
Now that the weather is cooling down, you might be thinking it's time to bring your hummingbird feeder in for the winter. Actually, it's important to keep your hummingbird feeder operational all winter to ensure these beautiful birds get the care they need to make it to spring. 
New Year's Eve Safety Tips
New Year's Eve Safety Tips
Did you know more pets are lost on the 4th of July and NYE than any other day during the year? The combination of excitement and noise can be the worst kind of combination for keeping any pet calm. Don’t worry! With a little bit of preparation, you can keep your pet calm, happy, and healthy throughout the holiday!