Because we know pet-parenting is no walk in the park, Petmate strives to provide solutions for all pet owners, from the pet-parent novice to the seasoned veteran. With our 50 years worth of pet expertise, we take pride in being your go-to for providing the knowledge to keep your furry (and feathered) friends happy and healthy. Check out these articles for tips and tricks to make loving and caring for your pet a little easier.

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  • Should You Bathe Your Cat? Everything You Need to Know About Cat Hygiene

    Should You Bathe Your Cat? Everything You Need to Know About Cat Hygiene

    When it comes to cat hygiene, a common question among cat owners is, "Should you bathe your cat?" Understanding how to care for felines, especially bathing cats properly, is crucial for maintaining their overall health. Most cats are fastidious groomers, but specific scenarios like long-haired cats getting dirty or skin irritations, might require a bath.

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  • How to Fly with a Large Dog: Tips and Tricks

    How to Fly with a Large Dog: Tips and Tricks

    Traveling can be challenging, especially when it involves flying with a large dog. Whether your furry friend is a service dog, therapy dog, or simply a beloved pet, understanding the guidelines set by most airlines is crucial. Read Article
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    How to Clean a Dog Crate: An Easy and Helpful Guide

    Cleaning a dog crate may seem challenging, but it's essential for the health and happiness of your furry friend. A clean crate ensures a hygienic living space for your dog and contributes to a healthier home environment for everyone. Read Article
  • How to Train a Dog with Positive Reinforcement

    How to Train a Dog with Positive Reinforcement

    Are you planning to train your dog in a positive way that fosters trust and good behavior? Positive reinforcement is a powerful approach that rewards your dog’s good actions, resulting in a happier pet and a stronger bond between you. Read Article
  • Best Pet Insurance in 2024

    Best Pet Insurance in 2024

    In 2024, pet insurance is indispensable for those who cherish their pets as family. Since 1982, when Veterinary Pet Insurance issued the first policy for Lassie, the industry has advanced, covering everything from routine check-ups to emergencies. With the global pet insurance market projected to surpass $10 billion by 2025, it's crucial to choose wisely, considering coverage, deductibles, and premiums. This guide empowers you to make informed decisions to safeguard your pet's well-being. Read Article
  • 11 Things to Do After Adopting a Dog

    11 Things to Do After Adopting a Dog

    Adopting a dog is exciting and essential. It brings many duties and chances for fun for both you and your pet. However, preparing for what comes next is necessary to ensure you both enjoy a happy life together. Preparing is key to... Read Article
  • Tips For Selecting Dog Toys

    Tips For Selecting Dog Toys

    Here are some tips for selecting dog toys that cover a wide range of considerations and provide a valuable resource for pet parents of dogs Read Article
  • Dog Getting Ready To Travel On An Airplane

    Flying With A Pet

    Airline travel is a safe, convenient way to travel.  It is among the fastest and most efficient ways to travel. However, flying can sometimes not be the easiest way to travel. From security checks to baggage claims, airline travel can be a complex way to travel. Add in flying with a pet and things get even more complex. Read Article
  • The Pros of Catnip for Cats

    The Pros of Catnip for Cats

    Catnip has many pros for cats. It is an herbaceous plant that has fascinated cat lovers for hundreds of years due to its effects on cats. The active compound in catnip, called Nepetalactone, triggers a unique reaction in most cats, leading to behaviors that range from excitement and playfulness to being content and relaxed. In this guide, we will explore the pros and cons of catnip and its impact on our feline companions. Read Article
  • Adopting A Senior Cat

    Adopting A Senior Cat

    Adopting a senior cat can be a rewarding experience. When you’ve identified an older cat that seems just right for you, it’s time to take him home. The American Association of Feline Practitioners says there are three easy steps to successfully integrating your new cat. Read Article
  • Dog having its leg examined by a vet

    Common Canine Leg Injuries

    The active, energetic, and often adventurous lifestyle of dogs, which frequently includes a variety of physical activities such as running, playing, and exploring, undeniably contributes to their joy and overall well-being. Yet, this inherent liveliness and playful nature, although generally promoting physical health, may also inadvertently expose them to the risk of common leg injuries, particularly those affecting their legs. Read Article
  • Why Pet Parents Should Consider A Pet Stroller

    Pet Strollers: Why Pet Parents Should Consider a Pet Stroller

    Pet strollers can be incredibly beneficial for pet owners in various situations. Pet strollers offer a safe and easy way to transport pets. They provide protection from potential dangers, allowing for outdoor activities even with disabilities, protecting pets from extreme weather conditions, and making travel easier and more reliable.  Read Article
  • Keep Your Dog Safe On Hot Summer Day

    Keeping Your Dog Safe In The Summer Heat

    Tips for keeping your dog safe on a hot summer day Read Article
  • How To Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer

    How To Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer

    Summertime means sun, beach, and lots of play outdoors with your dog or cat. Summer can be a great time to bond with your pet. But higher temperatures also mean higher risks for our pets – more injuries, more ear and skin infections, and even the possibility of heat stroke. Read Article
  • Activities To Do With A Dog That Loves Water

    Activities To Do With A Dog That Loves Water

    Some dog breeds seem to be happy to play in the water all day if you let them. For these pups, there are plenty of summer activities that will keep them entertained. Here are examples you can do with a dog that loves to splash and play in the water. Read Article
  • Cat playing with a bee

    What to Do If Your Cat Is Stung by a Bee

    If your kitty gets stung by a bee it’s important to take appropriate steps to minimize their discomfort and potential allergic reactions.  Read Article
  • Dog Grooming Tips For At Home

    Dog Grooming Tips At Home

    Learn more below about grooming tips at home. Read Article
  • 6 Considerations Before Adopting an Adult Dog

    6 Considerations Before Adopting an Adult Dog

    Adopting an adult dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences for anyone looking to expand their family. Dogs provide unconditional love and companionship, and adopting an adult dog can be exceptionally fulfilling as it gives them a second chance at finding a forever home.  Read Article