25 Oct, 2016

Prepare a Pet First Aid Kit

Just like humans, pets sometimes get scrapes and other injuries that need quick attention. Preparing and stocking a pet first aid kit will help you be ready for quick action when trouble strikes. We at Merry Pets take pet first aid education at the American Red Cross and carry first aid kits with us to […]

13 Sep, 2016

3 Tips to Help Teething Puppies

Bringing home a new puppy opens up a world of cuddles, licks and love. Aside from getting your puppy settled in and trained, one of the most common issues with new puppies is their mouthiness. They can chew on pretty much everything, partly because they are still growing and exploring–and partly because they are teething. […]

24 Aug, 2016

2 Ways Pets Reduce Your Stress

Being a pet owner is rewarding in a lot of ways, but did you also know it can reduce your stress? Between scientific studies and stories from pet parents around the globe, there’s lots of evidence that pets bring stress reduction just as effective as meditation and yoga. 1. Companion animals relax us. Being a […]

25 Jul, 2016

Dog Hiking Fun with Merry Pets

The spring rains bring gorgeous green foliage in the Utah mountains, which make a fabulous playground for dogs on hikes with Merry Pets! We love taking dogs on group hikes in the mountains for good exercise, fresh air, socialization and–most of all–fun! We take dogs in small groups up several different trails and canyons, letting […]

12 Jul, 2016

3 Tips for Flea & Tick Prevention

You see your pup or cat scratching and think, “Uh oh. Fleas?” And you may be right. Fleas and ticks can be a health problem for a variety of pets year-round, but they tend to thrive in warmer weather. Aside from the skin irritation they bring you and your pets, these pesky insects also bring […]

23 Feb, 2016

Essential Apps for Pet Parents

Mobile apps make keeping track of your appointments, contacts and social media easy–and they can help you keep your pet happy and healthy, too. With these mobile apps available for Android and iPhone, you can track your pets’ health and whereabouts, keep them entertained and even train them. Read on to discover Merry Pets‘ picks […]

16 Dec, 2015

4 Tips for Optimal Pet Nutrition

A healthy pet is a happy pet! And experts recommend many things for keeping pets physically healthy, including making sure they have vaccinations and regular checkups and get good exercise and nutrition. Read on for four tips for optimal pet nutrition to to keep your pet healthy and happy. 1. Provide clean water. Like humans, […]

12 Nov, 2015

5 Tips to Keep Pet Boredom at Bay

There’s a lot of debate about whether pets experience boredom like people do, but one thing’s for sure: sometimes when pets act out, it’s because they are restless and trying to keep themselves occupied in new and different ways. This is especially true of cats, dogs and parrots. If your pet suddenly acts out, becomes […]

28 Sep, 2015

Tips for Safe Car Rides with Pets

The sight of a dog with his head out the window of a car is usually one of pure joy. Many pets enjoy taking trips around town and out on the open road, and taking your pet along on car rides is a fun activity to do together. Read on for tips to keep your […]