Fourth of July Pet Safety: Celebrate Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of…Low-Stress!

Patriotic PuppyA recent study revealed that Montana is one of the most patriotic states in the nation, and we’d have to agree! Year round, we appreciate our freedom – and honor those that defend it – but the Fourth of July really takes the cake (or, apple pie a la mode!).

Independence Day is one that is spent with family, friends, and, of course, our special four-legged friend. However, the celebratory mood can evaporate quickly in the case of a pet emergency. Continue…

The Best In Summer Fitness For Your Pet

girl and dog on top of the mountainWhether you have an interest in getting ready for the popular winter sport of skijoring, or you simply want to get outside in the summer sunshine, you and your pet are in for a special treat this summer. Billings – and all of Montana – has some pretty spectacular outdoor opportunities for everyone, and our summer weather is second to none. Summer fitness for your pet should be a priority number one, and we hope to add to his or her health with the following ideas and guidelines. Continue…

There’s No Place Like Home: Microchipping Your Pet

Billings_iStock_000019191267_LargeWith summer in full swing at last, many of us are spending weekends in the mountains and on the trails. And, not surprisingly, some of us are opting to bring our dog (or cat) along on our summer adventures, as well. Whether it’s taking a road trip, going camping, or just getting out for a morning hike, Billings pet owners just can’t seem to leave their pets at home. Continue…

Pocket Pets and Kids: Separating the Facts from the Fantasy

Billings_iStock_000019099622_LargeWhen it comes time for the little people in your family to learn some responsibility and compassion, we often think giving them a small pet to care for is just the thing. After all, pocket pets like rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters are cute and relatively low maintenance, right?

Before you take the leap, though, it is important to look a little more closely Continue…