Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Pets: Dogs and Cats Information

In relation to COVID-19 and pets – especially dogs and cats, there is a current concern whether or not animals can get infected with the coronavirus, COVID-19, and whether or not the viruses can be passed from humans to animals and vice versa. We have researched the latest information regarding COVID-19 and pets for your benefit. What is a Coronavirus? …

Pet Advice: First Aid Kits

Part of being a responsible dog or cat owner involves having a properly stocked pet first aid kit at home for your furry companion. For the well being of your pet, it’s important to keep essential pet first aid items on hand in case of an emergency. The month of April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, so we …

Pet Activities to Keep Arthritic Joints Healthy

If your pet has arthritis it doesn’t mean they are incapable of exercising. Staying active actually helps many arthritic dogs and cats who are suffering from aching joints. It is, however, important you follow certain exercise tips before you begin an exercise routine with your pet. Before beginning an exercise routine with your pet, it is important to consult with …

Pet Adoption On The Rise Amid Pandemic

While many people are spending more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters are seeing a rise in pet adoptions as well as pet fostering interest. Laying on the couch with a pet can be a nice distraction from the unusual circumstances we are now living in. Rescue pets and their new owners are helping each other cope …

Pet Care Tips During Quarantine

During the current global health crisis, many of us are in a situation where we are quarantined or sheltering in place with our pets. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 68 percent of American households own some sort of pet. This equates to about 85 million families in the United States. Many of us are facing stressful challenges right now …

5 Stress Relieving Activities For You and Your Pet

In a chaotic world, you can ground yourself with the beautiful things going on in your life. Be grateful that you have today, your family, shelter, water, and of course your pets! If you live with a dog or a cat, you probably do not need a scientific study to inform you what you probably already know – your pet …

Disinfecting Your Home and Keeping Your Pet Safe

Keeping the house clean is not always easy, especially when we have pets. Our pets are part of the family and just like everyone else, they can make a mess. But with the current situation concerning the coronavirus, it is imperative to keep the home clean. Did you know that some of the commonly used chemicals in cleaning products are …

Five Simple Ways To Boost Your Pet’s Immune System

With the current situation regarding the Coronavirus, there are a lot of unknown factors regarding this disease. Can dogs and cats get it? Can it be passed from animals to humans and vice versa? There are conflicting reports regarding these questions, where the answer may be to take the safest approach. If you are sick with the virus the Center …

Foods That Are Poisonous To Dogs and Cats

The month of March is Pet Poison Awareness Month and we thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone that what is safe for humans does not necessarily mean it is safe for our pets. In our last blog, we wrote about plants that are toxic to pets. In this edition, we focus on foods. There are certain …

Seven Plants That Are Highly Toxic To Pets

The month of March is Pet Poison Awareness Month and here at Flexpet, we thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone that what is safe for humans does not necessarily mean it is safe for our pets. There are certain plants and flowers that can be highly toxic and even life-threatening to our furry companions. If you …