Lessons from Our Dog’s Sudden Illness

Lessons from Our Dog’s Sudden Illness

written by Patrick Schiek “Oh my God, what is this?”  I doubt I’ll ever forget my wife Amy’s words, and as I turned around, what I saw next. What I saw next looked like something from a horror movie and certainly nothing I would have thought I would have ever...
Estate Planning for Your Pet

Estate Planning for Your Pet

written by Patrick Schiek, photo by Eric Ward In my last blog, I wrote about the joy and happiness that our pets can bring to us on a daily basis. There can be some heartache in owning a pet when the time comes for them to cross the rainbow bridge and leave us. It’s...
Happiness

Happiness

written by Patrick Schiek “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”  We’ve all seen the quote from Josh Billings and as dog owners we know that to be true. I wanted to take this moment to reflect on that and maybe dig a little...
Lessons from Our Dog’s Sudden Illness

Help! My dog was sprayed by a skunk!

written by Patrick Schiek Help!!  My dog just got sprayed by a skunk!  Not a phone call that any of us ever want to make, but, it does happen more frequently than you would think. There is nothing quite like that moment when you realize that your dog has been sprayed...
Happiness

Keeping our pets safe as the temperatures begin to rise

FINALLY after what seemed liked maybe the worst Spring in years here in CNY, the temperatures are starting to rise and we are getting some warmer weather. It’s important to be mindful of your pets’ health as it relates to warmer weather.  Nutrition – Just like...
Spring Cleaning for Pet Households

Spring Cleaning for Pet Households

May 1st has arrived, so that means Spring is finally here, right? (Fingers crossed!!) Time for some deep cleaning around the house!  If you have pets, there are a few additional steps you can take to make sure their world gets a deep clean too.  These are our favorite...