Does My Cat Know Her Name?

Does My Cat Know Her Name? When you call Mittens, what happens? Does she come, or does she choose to ignore you? We’ve heard many people (non-cat owners) say that cats don’t know their names like dogs do. Several studies have proved that cat owners are right; of course, their kitty knows her name and […]

Poopy Bags – Green Or Not?

Poopy Bags – Green Or Not? Most of us understand that we need to pick up after our pooches and poopy bags make the task more convenient when we are out and about. But are poopy bags ecologically sound? Ask Kermit the Frog – it’s not easy being green. Many waste bags are made from plastic, […]

Things Humans Do That Annoy Our Pets!

Things Humans Do That Annoy Our Pets! We love our pets so much it’s painful to think that we may be aggravating them without realizing it. As much as they love us, even our best friends have limits. Go over this list and see if you may have inadvertently antagonized your best friend (don’t worry, […]

Hair Loss In Cats

Seasonal shedding is completely normal for pets, but in some cases, a cat may frequently scratch herself or even have bald spots. Hair and fur loss, called alopecia, is actually a common problem for cats. This can refer to full or partial fur loss, and various health issues can cause it. Here are some of […]

Health Insurance for Your Pet

Health Insurance for Your Pet The value and necessity of pet insurance is a popular topic right now. With the advancement of veterinary technology, the cost of care for your best buddy is rising all the time. Pet insurance can help offset your costs to keep your pets healthy. Do you need pet insurance, and […]

Does Your Dog Need a Pack Leader?

Does Your Dog Need a Pack Leader? Pop psychology has told us this for years: your dog needs a strong pack leader. Is that actually true? The short answer is no, but it’s actually more complicated than that. First and foremost, most species have a social hierarchy, including domesticated dogs. Our dogs are often compared […]

Ouch, Did My Cat Just Bite Me?

Ouch, Did My Cat Just Bite Me? Your cat may bite for many reasons; certainly she is trying to communicate something to you. It’s essential to figure out when and why a bite happens so you can avoid them in the future. Often, bites occur during petting or playing.  A common cat parent complaint is […]

Help, My Dog Eats Anything and Everything!

Help, My Dog Eats Anything and Everything! Ask any vet; eating yucky or crazy things is a very common problem, and it’s not just a problem with puppies. Some dogs never seem to outgrow chewing (and swallowing) just about anything. If this describes your buddy, you are probably looking for a solution. Check-in with your […]

2022 New Year’s Resolutions – Again!

2022 New Year’s Resolutions – Again! Out with the old and in with the new! Are you ready? This year let’s focus on healthy pet resolutions (they will help humans too). Most of us are ready for renewed hope in 2022! Of course, for us people, just having a pet in our home is a great […]

Thanksgiving Traditions That Include Pets

Thanksgiving Traditions That Include Pets We all have traditions that we’ve carried over from our families, but consider adding a few that include not only your guests but your pets too. How about a morning turkey trot? Get the turkey ready and in the oven, and round up your guests (and Fido) for a quiet morning […]

Thanksgiving Treats for Cat and Dogs

Thanksgiving Treats for Cat and Dogs Speaking of gratitude, we know many of you like to share your Thanksgiving meal with your best friend as a way to show your love and appreciation for him. However, we also know that changing your pet’s food can result in tummy upset. So, it’s important you only give […]

An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude! We know that title sounds like a cliche, but after the past 20 months, this is as good a time as any to embrace gratitude. We’ve read oodles of times that being grateful will lead to a more positive outlook in our lives. Just what we need! Thanksgiving is the perfect […]

How Do I Properly Socialize My Dog?

Ideally you socialize your dog when they are a puppy. During their first year, puppies are the most sensitive and receptive to new experiences. If you are working on socializing your puppy it is important to start with the familiar, be cautious with other dogs, and stick to a routine. Start with the Familiar  At […]

Are You Wasting Your Money At The Vet? Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

Are You Wasting Your Money At The Vet? We all know veterinary care is expensive but did you know that you may be sabotaging your vet visits? Here are some tips to get the most from your veterinary visits. Number one tip is don’t make your appointment on a Monday or Friday if you can help it; those are […]

Do I Need To Groom My Cat Daily? Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

Do I Need To Groom My Cat Daily? You’re thinking… “huh, my cat grooms herself all day long, why does she need to be brushed?” That’s a good question, and we’ve got a great answer! If your feline is long-haired, you should brush her at least a few times a week. If you have a short-haired kitty, […]

Why Does My Pet Smell? Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

P.U. – Why Does My Pet Smell? Most of us love to snuggle with our pets, but once in a while, we’ll lean in for a kiss – and YUCK! What is that smell!? If you find yourself avoiding your pet, read on! Actually, there are many reasons your pet may smell bad. We’ll start with […]

Test Your Pet Knowledge With a Quiz!

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Test Your Pet Knowledge With a Quiz! Who has more varied vocalizations, dogs or cats? If you guessed dogs, you’re totally and completely wrong! Cats have up to 100 vocal sounds. Dogs, on the other hand, have about 10! Who received more mail, President Clinton or his cat Socks? Ok, this one was easy, of course, it […]

How to Stop Puppy Nipping

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For a while, everything your puppy does is adorable. Eventually of course, certain behaviors can become frustrating the longer they continue, and nipping is one of the worst culprits of incurring stress between pet and pet parent. With every puppy, however, there are ways to lessen and discourage this behavior, and these three are some […]

Why You Need to Groom Your Pets More Often

When it comes to grooming your pet, it can seem like something that falls through the cracks easily. It can be such a hassle to get your dog into the bathtub and it’s often easier to just forego the bath. But grooming your pets can do more than just improve your pet’s appearance.  Cleaner Appearance […]