All A-Board! Pet Boarding Checklist for Traveling Pet Parents

If you are anticipating heading out on your much-needed summertime vacation, now is the time to think ahead about your plans for your pet. It would be nice, of course, to take Mittens with you on your journey, but oftentimes pet travel presents too make risks to safety and well-being. Pet boarding, in many cases, [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:28:59+00:00May 28th, 2015|Pet Travel & Boarding|Comments Off on All A-Board! Pet Boarding Checklist for Traveling Pet Parents

Ahead of the Curve: Summer Pet Safety Tips

Montana remains a truly wild place – that’s why we love it here. Your pet (being a little wild, as well) likely loves nature, too, and the adventures waiting in the great backyard or beyond the fenceline. However, it’s always good to temper all that excitement with some caution. As we approach the long, lazy [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:29:06+00:00May 22nd, 2015|Pet Safety, The Great Outdoors|Comments Off on Ahead of the Curve: Summer Pet Safety Tips

Beat the Heat, Not the Other Way Around

Now that Summer is here, fun warm-weather activities for you and your pets abound. Long walks, chasing Frisbees, hiking, biking, swimming – the joys of summer exercise and play are hard to beat. Sadly, some otherwise healthy warm-weather fun may have unhealthy results for your pets if you aren’t paying attention. Not-so Fun in the [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:29:15+00:00May 18th, 2015|Pet Health & Wellness, Pet Safety, Seasonal Pet Care|Comments Off on Beat the Heat, Not the Other Way Around

Decoding Doggy Behavior: Why Dogs Hump Things

  It always seems like it happens at the most inopportune moment: Your grandmother is over for dinner, or your kids are hosting a neighborhood playdate. Then, out of nowhere, your normally well-behaved family pet mounts a toy or, worse yet, one of your visitors. What makes dogs engage in this embarrassing behavior? Most pet [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:29:24+00:00May 11th, 2015|For The Dogs, Training & Behavior|Comments Off on Decoding Doggy Behavior: Why Dogs Hump Things

Ask a Vet: Why is My Dog Licking Ears?

Our canine companions are known for having many cute, quirky, and sometimes even bizarre behaviors. Many of them stem from some evolutionary behavior or communication mechanism. Others are just unique to the family dog. You may have noticed your pet licking the ears of another dog, cat, or even human in the household. This borderline [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:29:31+00:00May 1st, 2015|Training & Behavior|Comments Off on Ask a Vet: Why is My Dog Licking Ears?