The Petsguide Blog

The Petsguide Blog is full of useful, fun, weird, and just plain cool pet stuff, from the newest toys to the oldest tricks!

5 DIY Pumpkin Treats for Dogs!

Use up that extra pumpkin puree and try out one of these super simple recipes for your pup!

Pet Insurance 101

What it is, how it works, and why you need it!


Check the Chip!

When was the last time you checked your pet’s microchip info?


10 Pet Cancer Awareness Pointers!

Why not perform a quick at-home checkup for your pet bestie?


The 10 Dos and Don’ts of Dog Outings

Plus, find the best spot to put these tips to use — we’ve got locations in over 25 different cities!


The Heat is On!

Our top 5 tips to keep your fur baby safe during these scorching summer days!


Get Your K-9 Water Caddy for Summer and Use it All Year Long

Summer is here, including playful walks, hikes and trips with your dog. How about a source of clean water just for your dog, that is convenient for you to carry and leaves your hand free?


Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound

The Animal Health Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping pets and wildlife in need, is hosting its first ever “Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound” fundraiser on March 30th at Irvine Regional Park. The registration fee of $25 per person will go towards the AHF’s programs which provide financial assistance for veterinary care, disaster relief, and wildlife in need. Funding will also go towards the Caring Creatures pet therapy programs and scholarships.


Signs of Pain in Pets

Just as there are a wide variety of manifestations of pain in humans, so are there for animals. Some people tolerate dental work very stoically and honestly don’t mind it that much while the same procedure is unadulterated torture for others. Similarly, we have observed that if you cut a toe nail too short on one dog, he might simply pull his paw away while another dog might shriek so loud that an entire block will wonder what animal abuse has just taken place! Learn to read your pet’s secret signs of pain so you can find the right treatment.


Treat a Snagged Nail

If your pooch is suddenly limping or licking his paw, check his toes. Especially when they’re overgrown, it’s easy for dogs to snag their toenails on carpets, blankets or bushes. And that hurts.


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