Puppy Socialization and the Family: Ways to Get Everyone Involved

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Is there anything cuter and more endearing than a little kid and his best fur friend, the newly adopted puppy? We think not.

Kids and their dogs grace the covers of greeting cards, are the basis of books and movies, and are at the heart of nostalgia. But, puppies bring with them a whole array of behaviors and needs, including puppy socialization and training support.

Parents often feel like their kids cannot participate in training and socialization, but when kids  are included, they may gain valuable insight into responsible pet care.

In celebration of National Kids and Pets Day on April 26, we thought we would cover some of the important aspects of puppy socialization, as well as ways you can help your child learn more about his pet. Continue…

Itchy and Scratchy: Tell-Tale Signs of Seasonal Pet Allergies

CHAH_000009666900_Medium (1)Most of us are excited to welcome spring, but watery eyes, sneezing, and runny noses can attest to the downside of the season: allergies. As pet owners, we may be surprised to learn that our pets can also be affected by pollen and other environmental allergens.

Even though pet allergies may manifest in different symptoms, they can experience same level of discomfort and immune system overload. Continue…