COVID-Related Separation Anxiety When Returning to the Workplace

Amber Johnson-Drake
COVID has had an impact on all of us including our pets. For us, staying home meant a substantial reduction in our interactions with other people. Our pets, on the other hand, likely gained a significant amount of socialization time. They undoubtedly embraced the extra time and attention they received as a result of our increased presence at home. However, when pet owners return to work, it's not easy for them to understand why we are no longer able to be around as frequently.

Read more →

How Pet Owners Can Combat Pet Mess

Robbi Hess

Your homeowner’s insurance will not protect you or provide financial compensation if your dogs or cats scratch the doors and window sills. As a pet owner, it’s up to you to be proactive and find ways to combat pet messes and pet destruction. You need to protect your home and stop the damage. Losing renter’s security deposits and having to replace doors and other items your beloved pets destroyed is stressful (and costly) for everyone!

Read more →

Training Tips For Dog Owners

Robbi Hess
January is Dog Training Month and because of that we wanted to talk a little bit about the things that pet parents can do to train their dogs to be the best dogs they can be! Whether you’re training a dog to run agility, work in hospitals as therapy dogs, or to “sit” “stay” and “come” when you ask them to, training our dogs is an ideal way to deepen our bond with them.

Read more →

Enjoy A Stress-Free New Year’s Eve: Fireworks Dog Survival Tips

Robbi Hess
If you’re a pet parent who has a dog or cat who gets anxious because of loud noises and because of fireworks, you’re not alone. Resorting to medications and crating is not an option for all pet parents, and in fact, crating an anxious dog who is not accustomed to being in a crate can lead to higher anxiety and no pet parent wants that! 

Read more →

Treats For Anxious Dogs On Halloween

Robbi Hess
Pet parents may love seeing the little ghosts, ghouls, goblins and princesses at our doors, but for our dogs, those children in masks can scare them. Also, if you don’t typically have children knocking on your door, after dark, in droves the whole experience of Halloween and trick-or-treating is one that your pets simply aren’t accustomed to.

Read more →

Protect Your Home From Pet Damage

Robbi Hess
Be prepared for damage to occur. Positive reinforcement training takes a while and you may have to brace for some chewed shoes and clawed doors. While you’re training, you can use CLAWGUARD products to protect the interior doors. Put CLAWGUARD Furniture Shields on the areas where your cat scratches and use that continuously until he learns to only scratch on the scratching post.

Read more →

How To Keep Your Pet Hydrated

CLAWGUARD Products
Did you know that your dog should drink one ounce of water for each pound of his body weight? This means your five pound poodle should drink five ounces a day and your seventy pound lab should drink seventy ounces of water daily. That is a lot of water and it might be hard for a human to drink seventy ounces of water daily so how do you get your dog to drink enough water to keep him hydrated during the hot summer months?

Read more →

Pet Anxiety Awareness: Top Signs of Anxiety in Cats & Dogs

Beke Lubeach
Determining the underlying cause of the stress and anxiety your dog is under will help alleviate his stress. Your dogs and cats rely on you for their companionship and that you will do what you can to keep them safe. In many cases when a pet exhibits a change in behavior, pet parents can pinpoint when it started and then can determine what caused it. Until you figure it out, though use CLAWGUARD products to protect your home.

Read more →

Want To Take Your Dog To Work: Tips For Success

Beke Lubeach
If your dog is accustomed to spending his days on the couch with his other fur siblings watching the world from the comfort and safety of the house, he may not appreciate heading off to spend a day with you in the office. You need to know your dog’s temperament and his ability to adjust to change. Some dogs simply are better off at home in a familiar surrounding rather than being at the office place with other dogs who are stressed out.

Read more →