Upcoming Pet-Friendly Events in Washington, DC February – April 2019

February 24, 2019I encourage everyone to join me in taking the Pet Emergency CPR/First Aid Class at District Dogs, Navy Yard. https://petemergencyeducation.com/register-for-a-class/ March 2, 2019St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fun Dog Show in Alexandria, VA. Because every...

Quick Resources for Lost and Found Pets in Washington, DC

I found a lost pet in Washington, DC, what should I do? Every day I see posts on various online platforms about lost and found pets. It's heartbreaking but also great to see a successful reunion story. Generally speaking people are not prepared to find an animal on...

Summer 2018 Pet Adoption Events in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland

Looking to Adopt a Pet in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, or Maryland? The following list includes pet adoption events taking place this summer around the Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland region. You can drop in to see adoptable dogs and cats. Fingers crossed that you find your new furry family member this weekend! 

Summer 2018 Yappy Hours in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland

The following yappy hours are taking place in the Washington, DC metro area starting today through the end of summer. Grab a leash and run to your nearest pub with your pup. 

Summer 2018 Edition: Pet-Friendly Events in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia

There are so many great pet-friendly events coming up in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  We love bringing our pups out on the town and look forward to the following events!

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From the Petidor’s Desk

  The Informant offers general tips, tricks, and advice for pet owners as well as a list of pet-related and/or pet-friendly events in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The Informant is for informational purposes only. Always consult your vet for medical advice. Have a tip? Would you like to add an event? Contact us today. Email: info@patrioticpetcare.com

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Great Pet Links!

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How to Help a Scaredy Cat

You adopt a new kitten or cat and look forward to years of fun, happiness, and purring. But, what if your new friend is stressed out, runs under the bed, and doesn't come out? The good news is: There is a lot you can do to help your buddy relax and feel safe. First,...

Cat Behavior – What Your Cat Wants You To Understand

Why is my cat doing that? We hear a lot of questions from cat parents and wanted to explore two of them below. Is your cat drinking from everywhere other than their water bowl? There are a few reasons your kitty may be doing this. Many cats can't see standing water...

The Difference Between Stray and Feral Cats

It's a common sight in most neighborhoods, an unfamiliar cat. It might be dashing across the street, poking around your backyard, or howling at a full moon! These freewheeling cats fall into one of 3 categories. Pet - a neighbor's pet that's out for their evening...

Are You (and your cat) Ready for a Friend?

There is no such thing as too many cats, right? Who doesn't love purring, kitty kisses, and catnaps? There are many benefits to having 2 cats. In multiple cat households, the kitties get far more exercise, social interaction, and play. Most cats do have social needs....

A Hairy Problem For Cats

We love our cats, but hairballs? Not so much. Every cat person knows more than they'd like to about the mass of wet fur cats occasionally vomit. As disconcerting as they are, know that they are a completely normal part of cat behavior. Hairballs are a result of your...

The Difference Between FeLV and FIV

Many people think these cat diseases are the same thing. Although they share some commonalities, they are different diseases. FeLV is Feline Leukemia Virus and FIV is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. They are both are retroviruses, infectious, and can cause long...

March is Pet Poison Awareness Month

Each year there are over 100,000 reported cases of pet poisoning in the USA. Last month I joined the club. In February my dog Bella ate about 30-40 hip & joint vitamins. I was out for my evening walks when she got into the bag. Before I left for about 2 hours I...

Catnip Benefits for Cats

Here is the low down on catnip! Catnip is a perennial herb in the mint family. Most cats, including lions, tigers, and yes your domesticated house cat are susceptible to the aromatic oils found in the leaves of the plant. We say "most" because genetically about a...

What is Rabies?

The word "rabies" creates dread in most of us and it should. Rabies is a devastating and deadly viral disease that affects mammals; including dogs, cats, and humans. It's called a zoonotic disease which means it can be transferred from animals to humans....

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Why hire a dog walking company and not an app or neighbor?

If you need your hair cut would you push a button on an app and accept whoever is going to show up at your house with scissors? If you need your house painted would you hire the teenagers next door because they are cheaper? Would you trust them with your keys?...

My dog’s gas is killing me!

Everyone laughs at a gassy dog, but have you tried living with one? A champion gaser can clear a room in seconds. Bella has improved since she went from kibble to raw food but she still runs to get away from her stinkbombs. Are you tired of passing out gas masks to...

Great Pet Links!

Great Pet Links! Here are some interesting pet articles, pictures, and videos we've found on the net this month. Help For Shy Pets Pet Tattoos Maybe Dogs Shouldn't Have Sprinkles Keep Your Pet Away From These Backyard Dangers 5 Reasons To Talk To Your Pet Cooling Off...

How to Manage Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes in dogs is a complex and chronic disease where they have either a lack of the hormone insulin or an inadequate response to it. Although there is no cure for it, pets with diabetes can be managed successfully. The cause of diabetes isn't known. We do know that...

How Much Water Should My Dog Drink?

Most dogs are hit or miss drinkers; many end up with more water on the floor than in their tummy. Did you know that over or under drinking can be a sign of a health problem? It's a good idea to keep an eye on Fido's water dish. Most people feel that if their pup is...

How to Make Your Dog Come When Called

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Signs of Cancer in Pets

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Identify & Prevent Ear Infections in Dogs

If your dog has long floppy ears, hairy ears, loves swimming, or has allergies, then you're probably no stranger to ear infections. One in five dogs suffers from ear problems, so they are not uncommon, and with a few simple tips, you may be able to stop them in their...

Tips to Furnish Your Home When You Have Pets

How to Design a Pet-Friendly Room Wondering how to design a pet friendly room? Here we offer tips to furnish your home when you have pets. Some pets can share your whole house without leaving much of a trace, other pets are accidents waiting to happen no matter where...

A Fit Dog is a Happy Dog! The Pet Owner’s Guide to Canine Exercise

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