K9 Caring Angels 2019 Benefit – Live Fundraising Art Auction in Manassas, VA

K9 CARING ANGELS cordially invites you to attend their live fundraising art auction which brings all of our top interests (pets, art, wine, and cheese) together! Tickets are only $30 and include entrance to the viewing and auction plus wine and cheese! There will be...

Upcoming Pet-Friendly Events in Washington, DC March- April 2019

March 2, 2019St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fun Dog Show in Alexandria, VA. Because every dog is Irish for St. Patrick's Day. Contest categories include: Dog & Owner Look Alike, St. Patrick’s Spirit Award, Best Costume and Most Talented....

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. 

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From the Petidor’s Desk

 

The Informant, Washington DC Pet Magazine, 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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What’s Trending for Cats and Their Owners

Online Resources for Pet Parents

Here are some interesting pet articles, pictures, and videos we've found on the net this month. A 75-Year-Old Cat Napper!Do You Look Like Your Pet?8 Common Dangers to Watch Out for When Walking Your DogLosing a Pet is Devastating, Here is Some Help.Don't Scold Your...

Proper Storage and Safety Tips for Pet Food

Common Pet Food Mistakes Big containers - do you pour your pet's food into a big container? It might be time to stop. You can put the bag of pet food into the container, but it should be left in the bag and folded over to keep it fresh. Some foods degrade rather...

What is my pet dreaming about?

Every dog and cat owner knows with complete certainty that their pets dream. We’ve all seen our pets bark, wag their tails, move their legs like they’re running, meow, and even growl. But what the heck are they dreaming about? Researchers at MIT and other institutions...

Thanksgiving Tips for Pet Owners

Here are some interesting pet articles, pictures, and videos we've found on the net this month. Thanksgiving Safety Tips Thanksgiving Hazards for Pets Flea Facts Lyme Disease in Dogs Picture: The Joy of All White Pets Fire Safety and Your Pets Basics of Bird Care...

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...

Two Cats Are Better Than One – How to Introduce Your Cat to a New Friend

Last month we floated the idea of adopting a new cat to keep your current kitty company. This month we'll go over some plans for introducing your cat to their new friend. In an ideal world, your newcomer would be the opposite gender, fixed, smaller, and younger...

Are These Buggers Bugging Your Cat?

Are These Buggers Bugging Your Cat? The most common external feline parasite is a flea. You may be saying, "Oh my cat is an indoor cat." Well guess again, indoor cats get fleas all the time. Fleas are good hitchhikers; they most often ride in on you, your guests, or...

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...

Solving Litter Box Issues

By nature, cats are fastidious animals and very particular about their bathrooms. They prefer a spotless bathroom; they like to bury their waste and prefer their box in a private location. If your cat(s) stops using the litter box and starts using your plants, laundry...

What’s Trending for Dogs and Their Owners

Walking Your Reactive Dog

Walking Your Reactive Dog Walking your reactive dog can be a daily struggle but there are ways to help manage your dog's behavior.  When I walk my dog I let other dog owners know she is not dog-friendly.  Most of the time they are understanding and accommodating and...

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...

Should I use a dog collar or harness?

To collar or not to collar that is the question! The answer isn't as simple as yes or no. Harnesses are gaining in popularity with more dogs wearing them every day. So, should you abandon your traditional collar? Let's go over some pros and cons of each so you can...

Having the Best Summer Ever with Your Pet

From Road Trips to Backyard BBQ's Here are 4 Tips for Having the Best Summer Ever with Your Pet Enjoy your summer with your pet! Summer can be a wonderful time for playing with your pet. Please keep in mind it can also be a dangerous time. Whether you love to take...

Dog Park Safety

Dog Park Do's and Don'ts I used to take my dog to the dog park. It was a great way for her to get some exercise and socialize and for me to meet and learn from other pet parents. It was a great community and the owners were responsible, for the most part.  After...

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...

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?...

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...

What is my pet dreaming about?

Every dog and cat owner knows with complete certainty that their pets dream. We’ve all seen our pets bark, wag their tails, move their legs like they’re running, meow, and even growl. But what the heck are they dreaming about? Researchers at MIT and other institutions...

Common Health Issues for Small Dogs

Small dogs have become doggone popular; they are SO big on charm and personality, cute as buttons, and easily portable! However, you may not realize that small breeds can generally be more fragile than the big guys. Before adopting a small breed, it's good to...

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