Other http://mypetsmart.com/taxonomy/term/101/all en Keep your pet safe with these Halloween safety tips http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/keep-your-pet-safe-with-these-halloween-safety-tips <p>Involving your pet in your Halloween activities can be a lot of fun. However, there are several situations to be aware of like preventing your pet from eating chocolate and keeping him safe when trick-or-treaters coming calling. Provide a safe, yet spook-tacular Halloween for your pets with these safety tips:</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/keep-your-pet-safe-with-these-halloween-safety-tips#comments Training & Behavior Seasonal Other Thu, 21 Oct 2010 17:54:43 +0000 PetSmart 171374 at http://mypetsmart.com Why Feed a Premium Pet Food? http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/why-feed-a-premium-pet-food <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt">As the saying goes, you are what you eat and the same applies to your pet. Good nutrition is essential in keeping your pet healthy. The proper diet can help him maintain a healthy weight, keep his coat lustrous and help keep his teeth clean. It can also help address health issues like itchy skin, certain urinary tract disorders and hip and joint stiffness.<o:p></o:p></span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/why-feed-a-premium-pet-food#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:43:28 +0000 PetSmart 171219 at http://mypetsmart.com PetSmart Charities® http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/petsmart-charities%C2%AE <p>The heart of PetSmart&reg; is our love of pets. That&rsquo;s why we founded PetSmart Charities, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to finding a lifelong, loving home for every pet. Whether it&rsquo;s adoption or homeless pets, home retention, spay/neuter, or emergency relief, PetSmart Charities supports programs that help find solutions to pet overpopulation.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/petsmart-charities%C2%AE#comments Adoptions Pawpourri Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 23:25:45 +0000 PetSmart 171463 at http://mypetsmart.com The Benefits of Multiple Pets http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-benefits-of-multiple-pets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The more the merrier!</strong></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-benefits-of-multiple-pets#comments Adoptions Lifestyle or fashion New pet Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:04:59 +0000 171462 at http://mypetsmart.com Tips to Keep Your Pet's Teeth Healthy http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-keep-your-pets-teeth-healthy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <p>Bad breath, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), is among the first signs of dental disease in Pets. To help prevent, improve and maintain the health of&nbsp;your pets&rsquo; teeth and gums, Dr. Nancy Zimmerman, director of medical support at Banfield,&nbsp;offers the following tips:&nbsp; </p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-keep-your-pets-teeth-healthy#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:58:08 +0000 171461 at http://mypetsmart.com Feeding Tips and Foods to Avoid For Your Pet http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-tips-and-foods-to-avoid-for-your-pet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, the Pet Hosptial® </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s important to take into consideration your individual Pet&rsquo;s lifestyle, exercise habits, breed, food sensitivities and your feeding routine when determining the proper diet for your furry friend. What is best for your Pet may not be ideal for another Pet, even if their breeds and lifestyles are very similar. When your Pet becomes a part of your family, let your Banfield veterinarian help determine which brand recommendations, portions and feeding schedules will keep your Pet looking and feeling its best. </p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-tips-and-foods-to-avoid-for-your-pet#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:50:03 +0000 171460 at http://mypetsmart.com Feeding Cheaper Pet Food Can Cost You http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-cheaper-pet-food-can-cost-you <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <div sizset="76" sizcache="3">In light of difficult economic times, many Pet&nbsp;Parents are looking for ways to trim their budgets. While it may be tempting to switch to lower-cost pet foods, feeding your pet a quality diet is essential to ensuring that he/she receives the proper nutrition and can actually save you money in the long-run. <p>&ldquo;Nutrition is the foundation of good health, and a quality diet can actually decrease your pet&rsquo;s chance of developing costly health problems in the future,&rdquo; says Karen J. Johnson, DVM, Banfield. </p> </div> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-cheaper-pet-food-can-cost-you#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:44:02 +0000 171459 at http://mypetsmart.com Preventive Care - Fleas, Ticks, Heartworm http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/preventive-care-fleas-ticks-heartworm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <div><font size="2">Preventive care is an important step in helping your Pet avoid common spring problems, like fleas, ticks and heartworm disease. Such pests aren&rsquo;t just a nuisance for you and your Pet, but can lead to other serious medical problems. Your Banfield veterinarians offer these tips to prep your Pet for spring: </font></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul type="disc"> <ul type="disc"> </ul></ul> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/preventive-care-fleas-ticks-heartworm#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:32:04 +0000 171458 at http://mypetsmart.com Good Health Starts From the Inside Out With Prebiotics http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/good-health-starts-from-the-inside-out-with-prebiotics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Procter &amp; Gamble </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Prebiotics work from the inside to support your pet&rsquo;s defenses. With solid internal health, your dog or cat will feel healthy inside and look healthy outside. </span></p> <p><span>Did you know that almost 70% of a dog&rsquo;s or cat&rsquo;s immune system can be found in the digestive tract? The key function of the digestive tract is the absorption of nutrients. What a dog or cat eats is processed through the digestive tract and, during this process, the digestive tract acts as a guardian for the rest of their body.&nbsp;</span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/good-health-starts-from-the-inside-out-with-prebiotics#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:26:22 +0000 171454 at http://mypetsmart.com Picking a Collar For Your Dog http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/picking-a-collar-for-your-dog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Debbie McKnight, Accredited PetSmart Trainer </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever wondered what type of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.petsmart.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2767069&amp;f=Taxonomy%2FPET%2F2767069&amp;fbc=1&amp;fbx=0">dog collar or harness</a> you should use on your dog?&nbsp; The following list will help you make an informed decision.&nbsp; All of these tools are meant to be used with a fixed-length leash, not a retractable (flexi) leash.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/picking-a-collar-for-your-dog#comments Adoptions Training & Behavior New pet Other Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:57:02 +0000 kyrasmygsd 171425 at http://mypetsmart.com Gifts for the Pet Parent Who Has Everything http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/need-gift-ideas-try-matching-the-gift-to-the-lifestyle-of-the-pet-pet-parent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jessica Douglas </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><font size="2">How can you buy the perfect gift for the Pet Parent on your list? Match the gift with their and their pet's lifestyle. Here are some examples to get you started:</font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span><font size="2">The bachelor Pet Parent</font></span></strong><span><font size="2"></font></span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/need-gift-ideas-try-matching-the-gift-to-the-lifestyle-of-the-pet-pet-parent#comments Lifestyle or fashion Seasonal Other Wed, 02 Dec 2009 15:37:52 +0000 PetSmart 171411 at http://mypetsmart.com Saving the lives of homeless pets with spay/neuter http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/saving-the-lives-of-homeless-pets-with-spayneuter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kim Noetzel, PetSmart Charities® </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Public asked to join effort to raise funds for spay/neuter clinics and end euthanasia in Los Angeles</em></strong></p> <p>Every year, about 4 millions dogs and cats are put to death in U.S. animal shelters because there are not enough homes for all them.&nbsp; While increasing the number of pets adopted from shelters is crucial, so is stopping the cycle of reproduction of puppies and kittens for whom there are no homes.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/saving-the-lives-of-homeless-pets-with-spayneuter#comments Adoptions Other Mon, 19 Oct 2009 18:22:24 +0000 PetSmart 171430 at http://mypetsmart.com If your pet could talk http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/videos/if-your-pet-could-talk <p><span>Dr. Suzanne Hetts shares why it&rsquo;s important to understand common pet behaviors and how it can help you help your pet live a happier, healthier life.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-video-still-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_video_still_image" width="233" height="175" alt="" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_video_still_image/img-hetts-sm.jpg?1262802571" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-octet-stream"><img class="field-icon-application-octet-stream" alt="application/octet-stream icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/application-octet-stream.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_video/IYPCT WFLA Clip.flv" type="application/octet-stream; length=4117996">IYPCT WFLA Clip.flv</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/videos/if-your-pet-could-talk#comments Training & Behavior Other Thu, 24 Sep 2009 21:13:02 +0000 84696 at http://mypetsmart.com Tips for safe air travel with your pet http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-for-safe-air-travel-with-your-pet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Margaret Dinchak </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="Apple-style-span">If you're planning on traveling with your pet on a commercial airline, here are some tips to help prepare you and your pet for the trip and keep them safe during flight:</span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-for-safe-air-travel-with-your-pet#comments Travel Other Tue, 09 Jun 2009 20:24:56 +0000 PetSmart 171398 at http://mypetsmart.com Keeping Pets Safe During the Holidays http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/keep-your-pets-safety-in-mind-when-decorating-planning-parties-this-holiday-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Petsmart Charities® </div> </div> </div> <p>Keep your home safe for your pet this holiday season with the following holiday party and decorating tips:</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/keep-your-pets-safety-in-mind-when-decorating-planning-parties-this-holiday-season#comments HealthCare Lifestyle or fashion Seasonal Other Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:52 +0000 PetSmart 171409 at http://mypetsmart.com