Tips on storage solutions for pet supplies

Pet owners soon learn that having a pet means carving out a portion of home real estate for all of the supplies necessary for keeping companion animals healthy and comfortable. From food to toys to bedding, many pets require a laundry list of items. Developing a storage strategy means keeping items within reach but potentially out of sight. These suggestions […]

Dog supplies that make our pets feel more comfortable

Dog owners may realize there are certain musthave supplies to keep their four-legged friends healthy and happy. The American Pet Products Association reports that about two-thirds of American households own pets, and spending on pets is increasing. Millennials also are now the primary pet-owning demographic, and they’re likely to spend big bucks on their animals. Apart from bowls, food, toys, […]

Prevent pet-related damage to the house

The benefits of having a pet are innumerable. Pets can be companions, protectors, service animals, and even help produce products that can be sold, such as eggs from chickens. While there are many positive attributes to pets, one potential concern is the impact they have on the home. Pet-related damage can occur when pets are angry or happy. Boisterous animals […]

Find out if homeowners insurance covers animal damage

Pet owners who arrive home to discover that their pet has caused damage to their domiciles may wonder if that is covered by their homeowners insurance policies. Allstate insurance states that homeowners insurance typically does not cover damage inflicted by pets on personal property or the dwelling itself. This also applies to domestic farm pets, as would be the case […]

Allergy symptoms in pets and their causes

Allergies can vary in severity and cause various symptoms. According to the Mayo Clinic, allergies occur when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance by producing antibodies. These antibodies identify a particular allergen as harmful, even when it isn’t. Allergies can cause reactions in the skin, breathing passages and digestive system. Thousands of people experience allergies to foods, pets […]

Symptoms to look for indicating illness in common pets

If pets could speak, caring for them would be that much easier. But pet owners must rely on physical cues to determine if their beloved pets are doing well or feeling under the weather. Various animals display different symptoms when they are not feeling well or suffering from illness. It is important for pet owners to become familiar with what […]

Guiding your dog to come when called

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second part of a two-part article, the first of which was published in our September 25 edition – Kirsten Reichel, HTF Staff Writer A good recall from your dog doesn’t happen overnight — a reliable recall is taught in small steps. You’ll want to start with short distances on a lead until you achieve a […]

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