Holiday Pet Stressors

November 22nd, 2015 by PetMed Staff


iStock_000067559153_Large.jpgThe holidays can bring lots of extra people, strange activities, and tempting food into your home. While this is certainly a time for celebration, it can also be very stressful for your pet. Being aware of potential holiday pet stressors is the first step in avoiding an emergency situation. Read on to discover how to alleviate some of these holiday pet stressors and create a jolly holiday season for your pet. Read the rest of this entry »

Thanksgiving With Our Pets

November 15th, 2015 by PetMed Staff

PetMed_iStock_000030089316_Large.jpgThe weather has slowed to a mellow brisk feeling, the leaves have turned to a golden hue to match the light, and preparation for winter has begun.

It’s Thanksgiving, the season of contemplation and thoughtfulness for the things that make us enjoy our lives. Always eager to love us, even when we are less deserving of those kind of attentions, our pets show comfort and support.

In contemplating the multitude of things to be thankful, consider your pet and the love he or she has given you. Reward him or her with treats, activities, and affection during this Thanksgiving with our pets. Read the rest of this entry »

Kitten Care Basics: A Purr-fect Start

November 8th, 2015 by PetMed Staff

PetMed_iStock_000072280957_Large.jpgA new little bundle of joy! Almost nothing is as heartwarming as a little mischievous ball of fur that is a new kitten. Who could help but be excited?

Bringing home a new kitten is filled with excitement and wonder. We at PetMed are here to help you every step of the way, from bringing the little guy (or gal) home to choosing a food to litter box training. This guide to new kitten ownership is the purr-fect place to get started and be sure that you have all of your kitten care basics down. Read the rest of this entry »

Puppy Care 101

October 31st, 2015 by PetMed Staff

AllPets_iStock_000021384110_Large.jpgBringing home a new puppy is arguably one of the most delightful experiences a pet parent can have. Those first few weeks are a veritable feast for the senses: soft fur, precious paws, puppy breath, and endless nuzzles and snuggles. The bond you and your family create with your puppy during this delightful time will lay the foundation for the years ahead.

Your friends at PetMed are here to support you and your pets in every way we can. Our comprehensive puppy care guide aims to get you and your newest addition started off on the right paw. Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping An Eye On Your Blind Pet

October 25th, 2015 by PetMed Staff

PetMed_iStock_000058740512_Large.jpgNearly two-thirds of all American households support the life of at least one companion animal, and our culture has come to accept those animals as a member of the family. Indeed, the relationship between a pet and his or her owner is so valued and integrated, it’s a central part of both parties’ happiness. There are peaks and valleys on the path, and responsible pet owners take solace in helping a beloved pet when he or she needs it the most.

Blindness, or a vision loss, is one of those valleys, and it can certainly increase the dependence that exists between you and your pet. However, with your patient and consistent support, your blind pet can continue along (minus the previous fence-jumping antics, perhaps) and get back to “normal” relatively quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

Going Batty: Top Pet Costumes And Safety Tips

October 12th, 2015 by PetMed Staff

Masked superhero dog on a skateboardFall is in the air and it’s time to get serious about the calendar’s next big event. No, we’re not referring to Mole Day! We’re experiencing full-fledged Halloween fever, of course! Whether you’re planning on dressing up your precious pet for the upcoming Barktoberfest or preparing for neighborhood parties or parades, we’ve got the scoop on pet costumes – and how to safely enjoy all the revelry. Read the rest of this entry »

Beating Boredom: Keeping Pets Busy And Happy While You’re Away

October 1st, 2015 by PetMed Staff

PetMed_iStock_000020953135_LargeIn the not-too-distant past, pet dogs and cats spent their days mainly out of doors. The cats of yesteryear led active, complex lives full of climbing, hunting, socializing, and territory defending. Likewise, most dogs have been bred to fulfill certain jobs, whether that be herding, hunting, or defending, and up until recently, those jobs are exactly what dogs did.

Nowadays, most American pets spend the vast majority (if not all) of their time indoors. Couple that with owners who work all day, and you have the perfect breeding ground for boredom, frustration, and the behavior issues that can result. Read the rest of this entry »

The Rewards of Reptile Pets

September 28th, 2015 by PetMed Staff

PetMed_iStock_000011709113_LargeNo, your lizard won’t fetch your slippers, and your snake won’t roll over on command, but if you want a human-animal bond that is subtle, quiet, generally low-maintenance, and still very rewarding, consider a reptile.

No Walks Required

While we have known enormous iguanas who go for regular on-leash walks with their owners, most reptile pets prefer to stay home in their climate-controlled house. Instead of fetch, they tend to get their exercise by climbing a tree branch or by hunting down that last tasty cricket in the corner. Read the rest of this entry »

The Battle Of The Bulge: Keeping Weight Off Your Pet (And You) This Winter

September 25th, 2015 by PetMed Staff

PetMed_iStock_000016347139_LargeYou know the scenario: the days get shorter, the temperature starts to drop, you venture outside less and less often, the holidays approach, and before you know it you’ve packed on a few pounds. Seasonal weight gain isn’t just a people problem, many pets struggle with this common winter woe as well.

Don’t succumb to the effects of hibernation this year. Your team at PetMed has compiled a list of suggestions to keep you and your four-legged friend healthy and happy all winter long. Read the rest of this entry »

Putting on the Dog: Why We Love Pet Clothing

September 11th, 2015 by PetMed Staff

Chatoak_iStock_000010972143_LargeThere seem to be two kinds of people; those who think dressing dogs in human-style pet clothing is the cutest thing they’ve ever seen, or the stupidest thing they’ve ever seen. We are firmly in the first camp!

While the pet-clothes craze can sometimes go a bit over the top (bikinis?) there are many clear health and comfort advantages to sweaters, coats, hiking vests, sunglasses, hats, and paw protectors, of which an astonishing variety can be found online and in pet stores. Read the rest of this entry »