Guest Post: Cleaning Tips For Homes With Pets

Contributed by BusyBee Cleaning Service Over 40 million homes count pets among their occupants, which means there are many people cleaning up after their animals. Pet accidents, vomit, and everyday occurrences like hairballs and shed fur make things challenging for pet owners. If you can relate to this, follow these tips when cleaning your home and things will be much simpler and more harmonious. Potty training is one of the best things pet owners can do to make their lives easier. It should take place within the first 90 days and if successful, should prevent indoor accidents. If small pets … Continue reading Guest Post: Cleaning Tips For Homes With Pets

Guest Post: Helping Children Grieve a Pet’s Death

How you do talk to a child about pet loss? I’m privileged today to share a guest post by Betty Carmack on this topic. She is both a pet counselor and the author of the book Grieving the Death of a Pet, which means she is well-qualified to talk about how to best support young people who lose their furry companion. Helping Children Grieve a Pet’s Death By Betty J. Carmack, R.N., Ed.D. In a recent conversation with a friend, she recounted her experience, as a seven-year old, of her cat, Tippy, dying because of an automobile accident. Her description was … Continue reading Guest Post: Helping Children Grieve a Pet’s Death

Guest Post: Ernest the Therapy Dog goes to School

Written by Peggy Frezon for Lincoln Pet Culture. Peggy Frezon is contributing editor of All Creatures magazine, and author of books about the human-animal bond including Faithfully Yours, and the forthcoming book for kids, The Dog in the Dentist Chair (Paraclete Press, January 2019). Visit her at http://www.peggyfrezon.com. Ernest, a big shaggy golden retriever, had been kept in a cage all day most of his life. His previous owner didn’t even say goodbye to him when she surrendered him to the rescue group. Instead, she said, “I didn’t take good care of him, but who cares?” Ernest was nine years old … Continue reading Guest Post: Ernest the Therapy Dog goes to School

Guest Post: Escaping Hurricane Florence

Written by Nikki Harbeston, Creative Stuff, for LAA Pet Talk.  Our family has been through many hurricanes and tropical storms from an inland standpoint. Then this past fall, for the first time, we faced an evacuation from a hurricane. Living in Central North Carolina all of our lives, my husband and I were used to the wind and rain that hurricanes on our coast would bring inland, but we normally don’t have to run from winds or flooding. We rarely have to make choices about what we can take and then being left with just those possessions after a storm. Neither of us … Continue reading Guest Post: Escaping Hurricane Florence

Guest Post: Seniors, Loneliness, and the Pet Solution

Aurora James believes there are no bad dogs. She created DogEtiquette.info to share her dog training tips and advice to dog owners everywhere. DogEtiquette.info welcomes and encourages anyone to use its infographics in their writing. It simply ask that you please cite and link to them as the source. Pets provide unconditional love, comfort and support, which make them the perfect companions for seniors. The loneliness problem in the senior community is real. According to a recent University of California in San Francisco survey, more than 40 percent of American seniors experience loneliness on a regular basis. The lack of social connection and … Continue reading Guest Post: Seniors, Loneliness, and the Pet Solution

Guest Post: Emotional Support Animals Vs Therapy Pets

Are you like me and thought you knew the difference between an emotional support animal and a therapy animal?  Upon doing some more in-depth research, I found that I did not know much if at all between the two.  Did you know that guinea pigs can be emotional support animals and therapy animals, talk about a win-win! Emotional Support Animals An emotional support animal is defined as a companion animal in which a doctor sees beneficial for someone with a disability.  Most emotional support animals are dogs, but there are other animals suited for this task also. Did you know … Continue reading Guest Post: Emotional Support Animals Vs Therapy Pets

Guest Post: Ensuring Your Dog is a Good Neighbor

Aurora James believes there are no bad dogs. She created DogEtiquette.info to share her dog training tips and advice to dog owners everywhere. DogEtiquette.info welcomes and encourages anyone to use its infographics in their writing. It simply ask that you please cite and link to them as the source. Dog etiquette is important. As of 2012, 36 percent of U.S. households owned dogs. That’s 43 million households, with a grand total of 69.9 million dogs. So, there’s a strong likelihood that you own a dog or have a neighbor who owns a dog. If that’s the case, here some etiquette tips for all … Continue reading Guest Post: Ensuring Your Dog is a Good Neighbor

Guest Post: Guinea Pigs and Other Pets

Every living creature at some point in their lives like to have their own space, but in a world with billions of creatures it’s sometimes a little difficult to achieve it. When introducing a guinea pig to your home, you need to consider if you have space enough for it and also how your other pets will react. When bringing a guinea pig into your house, I recommend buying a large home for each pet (something in the range of $200,000.00!) with lots of yard space to be free in. In all seriousness, I encourage you that whether you have … Continue reading Guest Post: Guinea Pigs and Other Pets