Pet Safety

Obesity in Pets -- The Two Keys to Getting Your Pet Fit

While a pudgy pet may be cuddly and even cute, the truth is he's unlhealthy. Estimates of the number of obese cats and dogs are as high as 50% or more; but the percentage of pet owners who think their pet’s weight is just fine is even higher, nearly 90%! That discrepancy has come to be known as “the fat gap.” An appropriate name, don’t you think?

Honey – How to Sweeten Your Pet’s Health (and your own)

Honey – How to Sweeten Your Pet’s Health (and your own)

Many of us have always loved honey and thought of it as a natural, wholesome, healthy food.  And it is.  Sometimes. If you’re used to buying your honey off the supermarket shelf, you may not be buying honey at all. It’s sad but true. 

Air Fresheners -- Why They Really Stink

When we waken to the stale aroma of last night’s dinner, or catch a whiff of the litter box, what do we do? Chances are, we grab a can of air freshener or light a scented candle.  Problem solved!  Or not. In fact, we may have created an even bigger problem.

Toxic Pet Toys?? 13 Steps to Choosing Safe Toys for your pet

Are our pets’ toys harmful? Even toxic?  I'm afraid the answer is yes.  At least some of them are, primarily because of the chemicals they contain. Here are 13 steps to choosing safe toys for your pet.

Natural Flea Prevention: 10 Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals

We Americans spend about a billion dollars a year on products that we hope will protect our pets from fleas. No one can blame us for wanting to avoid these nasty little guys; but the use of toxic chemicals must be weighed against the dangers they pose to the health of our pets and our families, particularly our children.