Ditch The Itch – Handling Allergy Season in Arizona

Spring in Arizona brings with it a slew of allergens that can be rough on our four-legged friends.  If you’ve noticed your pet is scratching more often, has red or watery eyes, or a runny nose, your pet may be suffering from allergies.  Just like human allergies, our pets immune system is triggered by allergens,…

Lodge & Learn: Dog Training That Works!

Dog training is a vital part of having a positive and long-lasting relationship with your pup.  Oftentimes, these relationships can be strained by unwanted behaviors that affect your everyday lives.  While we offer a wide variety of training classes, covering everything from Basic Obedience to Agility and Canine Good Citizen, not everyone has the flexibility…

Paw Waxing for Pups

If you’re not familiar with dog paw waxing, it may sound a little strange at first.  Believe it or not, paw waxing has been around for years and comes with multiple benefits for your four-legged friend.  Most paw waxes are made from a combination of bees wax, plant or vegetable oils, and plant or leaf…

Adopting a Pet from a Shelter

Considering Adoption? Here's a few things you should know! Shelters and animal rescues are temporary homes that are overflowing with thousands of wonderful life long companions for the soon-to-be pet owner. People are often misled to believe that only “problem-pets” or abused animals end up in these facilities. However, this is nothing but a widespread…

What you need to know about Snake Avoidance Training.

If you own a dog and live in Arizona, you’ve probably had a scare or two involving a snake and your beloved pup.  Arizona is home to 13 species of rattlesnakes alone, making it a dangerous place for inquisitive dogs who are down on their level.  Rattlesnake Avoidance is an extremely beneficial tool in helping…

Doggy Dental Care: Tips & Tricks

February is National Pet Dental Health Month You love your pet and you care about their health.  You feed them the best dog food, you make sure they get enough exercise and you take them in regularly for vaccinations and checkups.  But have you considered their teeth? One of the most important, yet often overlooked,…

Monsoon Safety Tips

Arizona’s monsoon season can be a scary time for pet owners and their furry companions; but it doesn’t have to be! By making sure that you are both informed and prepared, you can help your pets with the added stress that this season can bring.  If you’ve never experienced monsoon season in Arizona, it isn’t…

New Year’s Resolutions

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? Goals aren’t just for people any more –New Year’s Resolutions can be for you and your pet!   Did you know that over 50 percent of pets in the US are classified as overweight? The New Year is a great time for you and your pet to start a new…

Why Switch to a Raw Diet?

As you probably know, traditional pet food, whether it’s kibble or wet, is loaded with fillers. We’ve all heard about the by-products, vegetable protein, grains such as wheat, rice or corn, and artificial additives and preservatives. Pet foods listing “beef” or “chicken” are often full of nothing but hooves, heads, tails and other scraps. Even…

Oral Hygiene and Your Pet’s Health

Did you know that dental health is just as important for our four footed friends as it is for us humans? The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some kind of oral disease by the age of 3. When your canine companion or feline…