A Jump Start on DIY Pet Gifts

Cat in tailor work shopWhether your pets have been naughty or nice this year, they still deserve a little something during the holidays. While gift giving isn’t exactly reciprocal between our species (unless you count rodent trophies, super slobbery kisses, or weekend wake-up calls as “gifts”), but that doesn’t mean your pet won’t be smitten by our sweet, simple DIY pet gifts.

Since we’re ahead of schedule, there are no excuses to not give, give, give!

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Pet Parasite Prevention: Not Just a Summer Thing!

Dog considering health risks of tcks, fleasMany people make the mistake of thinking pests like fleas, ticks, and heartworms go dormant in the fall. Unfortunately, this myth leads owners to forget about pet parasite prevention much of the year, leaving our companions vulnerable to a variety of diseases and conditions.
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Come Again? Trendy and Unusual Pet Names

Irish setter's portraitHolly Golightly, the character made famous by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, proclaims that her cat’s name is simply “Cat.” She sees him as a wild thing that doesn’t belong to her, a stray not unlike herself.

While naming a pet feline “Cat” makes a certain kind of sense (even Peter Falk called his Basset hound “Dog” on Columbo), there are endless other options from which to choose. And just like human baby names, unusual pet names are taking center stage. Continue…

For The Fun Of It: The Best Pet Costumes For Halloween

Cat with Halloween Collar Next to Smiling WitchWhat could more fun than dressing up on Halloween? Dressing up with your best pet, of course! Sure, some pets simply will not tolerate wearing anything else but a collar, and for them you’ve got a bevy of bowties, bandannas, or other neckwear to accessorize with. But for those pets that delight in getting dolled up, there are endless options in the pet costumes department, and Leon Valley has the scoop. Continue…