Small Animal

Pet Safety around the Holidays

It’s soon to be the most wonderful time of the year! As a pet owner, nothing can ruin the holiday moment quite like a trip to the emergency vet. Fortunately, there are many precautions you can take to help ensure that your furry friends stay safe during the holidays. The easiest way to avoid these issues is an ounce of prevention. Have your vet’s information handy, as well as the number and location of an emergency vet that will be open

Small Animal Environments

Maintaining an Enriching Environment for Small Pets

Your rabbit, guinea pig, hamster or other small pet enjoys and benefits from daily enrichment opportunities in their habitat. As the owner of a small pet, you can enrich their environment in several ways — accessories and toys, healthy treats, and by offering a variety of hay choices mixed together. Change up the actual habitat with huts, caves, and houses made of chewable materials such as hay or wood. Add chew toys and toss toys made of safe materials. Offer either

pets stressed at back to school time

Why back to school season can be stressful for pets (and what you can do to help!)

It’s not the full moon, Mercury in retrograde, or your imagination: the end of the summer season can trigger behavior issues in pets. We often see an increase in training and behavioral questions from our customers right around when school is back in session. Pets get used to having their adult and kid owners around more often, and can act out when they head back to school and/or work. Most often, negative autumn behaviors manifest themselves in households that have children

small pet vacation

Traveling? (Maybe) Take your Small Pet with You!

When planning a trip out of town, it’s easy to assume you should leave your small pet with a sitter. Actually, in many cases, small animals can come right along for the trip – with many benefits for both owner and pets. This can be particularly beneficial for small pets with special medical needs or a strong attachment to their owner. Packing for your Pet There are some logistics to consider before bringing small pets on vacation. Most everyday cages are too