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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Does Your Dog’s Growling Mean?

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What Does Your Dog’s Growling Mean? Grrrrrrrr… often when a dog growls, it’s a warning – time for you to step back and assess the situation. Growling can happen for a variety of reasons: when a dog is afraid, in pain, or needs you to back away from its territory or possessions.  However, many dogs […]

Winter Exercise Tips for Dogs – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

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Winter Exercise Tips For Dogs! Even though the weather outside is frightful, your doggy friends still need to get their daily exercise. Not only is it important for their physical and mental health, but it is an important part of the relationship between you and your pup. Here are some ways to get those exercises […]

Pet Safe Holiday Plants – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

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Pet Safe Holiday Plants The holidays are here! Before you begin to decorate your home with the traditional holiday plants, make sure you aren’t putting anything up that could potentially harm your pet.  Here are some wonderful alternatives to the traditional plant and flower options. Replace Mistletoe with Christmas Cactus! Mistletoe can be fatal for […]

Things to Consider Before Becoming a Pet Owner

Owning a pet is an extremely rewarding experience.  Pets bring so much love, joy, laughter and enrichment to our lives.  However, there are many downsides to pet ownership of which you should be aware, before becoming a pet owner.  It’s not all sunshine and roses.  Here are a few things to consider before becoming a […]

BEST DOG BREEDS FOR APARTMENT LIVING

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Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living               Dogs are the most popular furry friend for people regardless where they live. Some dogs will thrive and be happy in an apartment sized castle, but some dogs need larger spaces in order to be happy and healthy. Of course, the general size of the dog is taken […]

Pet Safe Candles – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

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I love having candles burning in my home.  The soft, flickering light adds so much more interest to an area and ups the cozy factor.  However, also sharing my home with my 2 cats and my dog, I have to be very aware of safety issues associated with open flames.  I want to make sure […]

Safe Plants to Have Around Pets – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

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Safe Plants to Have Around Pets Some pets turn our plants into little snacks. There are several different reasons as to why. It could be they do so to calm an upset stomach, or it could be seen as recreational play when they chew on the plant. Even sometimes if we think we have the […]

How to Make Your Move Less Stressful on Your Dog

When moving to a new home, there are quite a few things to think about. For one, you may have to sell your existing home or find a tenant for it. The house has to be ready to show. There are loads of things to pack and possible repairs to consider. When you add a […]

Make Sure Your Dog’s Food Has These 3 Things

There are more brands of dog food that you can probably care to count to accumulate throughout our supermarkets. When choosing, you may wonder if it’s best to go for the most affordable, the kind that you see promoted most often, or the kind that just has the best packaging. In actuality, you need to […]

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Get A Dog – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

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Dogs can add so much pleasure to our lives!  And, puppies are sooooo cute!  But, dogs aren’t always the best choice of pet for everyone.  Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t get a dog. You Want Protection Dogs can be very protective of their owners.  And, can be a great warning system of approaching […]

Help! My Dog Is Overweight! – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

60% or more of dogs that veterinarians see in the US are overweight. Of that 60%, half of those are considered obese. Excessive weight in dogs can lead to many health problems. Joint disease, metabolic issues as well as inflammation are among the issues that can arise in an overweight dog. Obese dogs normally will […]

Why Is My Dog Chewing on the Sofa?

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Why Is My Dog Chewing on the Sofa? How many of us have arrived home eagerly to see our dog only to find a disaster waiting for us? Often, we may wonder why our dogs betray us in this manner. Whenever dogs act out in this manner, they are trying to communicate something to us. […]

Pet Insurance Pros and Cons – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

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Animal medicine has seen some significant improvements within the past 10 years. These advancements come with a higher cost to pet owners. This has resulted in a higher cost for pet insurance.  Less than 1% of pets are insured in America. Knowing the pros and cons of pet insurance can help you decide if insuring your pet is right for […]

6 Ways to Naturally Get Rid of Pet Odors In Your Home

Being a pet parent is very rewarding.  It’s so great to be greeted at the door by our furry friends after a long day away!  However, we’d like wagging tails, purrs and kisses to be our only greeting…and, not unwanted pet odors.  Here are 6 ways to naturally get rid of pet odors in your […]

3 Secrets To Getting the Most From Your Pet Sitter

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Let’s be real…hiring a professional pet sitter is an expense.  And, it can add-up when you need pet care over several days/weeks.  So, you’ll want to maximize the value you get from every pet visit.  Here are my insider’s 3 Secrets to getting the most from your pet sitter.  CHOOSE THE RIGHT LENGTH OF TIME […]

Safe Game Day Snacks To Share With Your Dog – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

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It’s Football Season!  And, we don’t like to leave our furry family members on the bench!  Whether you’re tailgating at the game or watching at home, you can easily include your furry friend in the Football Foods Fun.  Here is a list of Top Scoring safe Game Day snacks to share with your dog. FRUIT […]