25 Bold Pet Predictions for 2018

Image copyright: Healthy Pets Blog Predictions are all the rage this time of year. Like a dog on a walk, we like to sniff out what’s happened and eagerly await what’s lingering down the path. But with apologies to political gurus and sports enthusiasts, we’ll steer clear of those topics typically prognosticated by talking heads […]

Why We Love Basset Hounds

Image copyright: Pinterest While we here at PetPlace genuinely adore all canines (mutts included), we recognize that many dog owners are breed loyal. Our “Breed of the Month” series celebrates those iconic dog breeds that have amassed widespread popularity and/or developed a cult following. For January 2016, we feature the basset hound. They’re the ultimate […]

To Neuter or Not to Neuter – What You Should Know

Image copyright: Petplace Is neutering good for your dog or cat or is it dangerous? Are there adverse consequences to neutering? Most of us have been told for years that neutering is good and prevents many health problems, but are there negative effects of neutering? The answer is yes. We want to tell you what […]

Our 5 Favorite Safety Products for Dogs

Image copyright: Petplace   As a dog owner, you know what it takes to keep your pup safe. You’re up on his vaccinations, you know how to control parasites, and you’re prepared for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Nevetheless, dangers lurk everywhere, and if you’re not properly prepared, your dog could be at risk. Luckily, there are some great products on […]

The Top 5 Apps for Dogs

Image copyright: Petplace Do you have a dog that likes to steal your phone or tablet? If you’ve ever wondered what use your dog could possibly have for your device besides slobbering on it, look no further than these apps for dogs. In this day and age, if you want to do something, there’s probably an […]

Grit – What Is It and Who Needs It?

Image copyright: Wilko You have a bird – and you’ve heard of grit. You’ve noticed these bags of “sand” in your bird supply aisle of the store. You may have offered it to your bird because you thought it was what you were supposed to do. Or maybe you’ve heard it’s dangerous. But in actuality, […]

Feeding Your Blue and Gold Macaw

Image copyright: Birdtricks.com Blue and gold macaws are lively birds, much prized for their looks and their intelligence. They are fairly long-lived – surviving well into middle age – and make good pets for an owner who wants to spend time playing with them and teaching them. Here are 10 tips on feeding a blue and […]

Sunbathing Reptiles

Image copyright: Flickriver The life of a reptile looks like easy street – besides mating and eating, much of the time is spent sunbathing. But for many reptiles, basking in the sun is essential to their health. It provides warmth, stimulates their appetite and encourages growth. Even reptiles kept in captivity need the sun’s rays to […]

What to Do When Your Guinea Pig Is Sick

Image copyright: Petfinder If you think your guinea pig is sick, the sooner you identify what is wrong and get help, the better. Loss of appetite, runny discharge from the eyes or nose, or diarrhea may indicate your pet may be suffering from a life-threatening condition. Always contact an experienced small mammal veterinarian before you […]