Pet Parents
10 Things You Should Know Before You Go Hiking with Your Dog

10 Things You Should Know Before You Go Hiking with Your Dog

October 25, 2023
It is finally cool enough to go on outdoor adventures! After months of hot weather and vacations winding down, we can all take a breather and enjoy some outdoor fun right in the area. Right now is the perfect time to go on a hike. Your dog will love the new sniffs and green sights. […]
12 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe Around Wildlife 

12 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe Around Wildlife 

October 4, 2023
National Walk Your Dog Week is here! As pet owners, we adore our furry companions. We strive to provide them with the best care and safety. While our homes offer protection, the great outdoors can present unexpected challenges. And we are talking about encounters with wildlife. To ensure the well-being of both your pets and […]
10 Tips on How to Adjust Your Dog’s Exercise Routine for Fall

10 Tips on How to Adjust Your Dog’s Exercise Routine for Fall

September 18, 2023
Ever thought about how to adjust your dog’s exercise routine for fall? It’s not something we really think about sometimes. The weather shifts and our days change, but we just go with the flow. For our pets, however, they feel the change more than we think. It’s an adjustment that they need to ease into […]
How to Make Camping with Your Dog Easy and Stress-Free with These 15 Tips

How to Make Camping with Your Dog Easy and Stress-Free with These 15 Tips

September 4, 2023
Camping is a fun adventure for the whole family. You can explore new places, enjoy nature’s beauty, and create some pleasant memories with the people (and pets) you love. To ensure that you are getting the best and unproblematic experience, try to prepare in advance. Especially if you are bringing along your dog! If you […]
Is Pet Hydration Serious?

Is Pet Hydration Serious?

August 21, 2023
With the warmer weather creeping in, we need to prepare for the much-needed pet hydration plan for our pets! Staying hydrated is essential to keep cool. The amount of water dogs should be having every day is about 1 ounce of water for every pound that they weigh. To put it visually,  a 20-pound dog […]
4 Benefits of CBD for Pets

4 Benefits of CBD for Pets

August 8, 2023
Thinking of a holistic approach to aiding your pet’s needs? There are benefits of CBD for pets. When we think of CBD, some of us may think of the marijuana section of the drug. However, CBD derived from the hemp of the cannabis plant is the safest for pets. This means that pets will not […]
5 IMPORTANT Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

5 IMPORTANT Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

April 12, 2023
Did you know that 1 out of 5 people require medical attention after a dog bite? Did you know there are ways to prevent that from happening? Situations are different for everyone. Some might not even realize that they are in any danger until the event occurs. It is important to learn how to prevent […]
6 Important Steps to Perform CPR on Cats

6 Important Steps to Perform CPR on Cats

April 5, 2023
Medical emergencies can happen, and it is important for responsible pet owners to know how to perform CPR on cats. This is to provide the most care to your pet in case they are suffering a possible injury. Sometimes it is up to you to save your pet’s life. Don’t worry, we break it down […]
7 Easy Ways to Potty Train a Puppy

7 Easy Ways to Potty Train a Puppy

March 29, 2023
One of the most important first steps you can take as a responsible pet owner is to potty train a puppy. Before considering getting a puppy, learn what it takes to potty train first. It will not be the easiest experience for most families, but it will be rewarding in the end. Your puppy will […]
8 Reasons WHY a Pet ID is Important

8 Reasons WHY a Pet ID is Important

July 3, 2023
A pet ID is a crucial safety feature to have so if one day they are lost, your pet can be reunited with you as soon as possible. In the state of California, pets are required to have some sort of identification, whether it is an ID tag or microchip. Pets with identification are more […]
Animal Disaster Preparedness Tips

Animal Disaster Preparedness Tips

June 28, 2023
We are gearing up with tips and advice to be prepared when disaster strikes. Anything can happen in a blink of an eye. A fire could start; an earthquake could rumble; a tornado might pass through. A lot can happen when we are the least prepared. Not only should humans have their own preparedness supplies […]
5 IMPORTANT First Aid for Pets Parents

5 IMPORTANT First Aid for Pets Parents

April 26, 2023
As we end this month’s First Aid Awareness, we wanted to share some reminders for pet parents. We try our best to be the best owners to our pets. We have gone through the ups and downs of it all. To ensure that we are continuing to provide the needed care and affection, we need […]
8 First Aid Tips for Dogs

8 First Aid Tips for Dogs

April 19, 2023
First Aid is important to know in case of an emergency. It is a knowledge that every pet parents should be aware of when caring for a pet. The purpose of first aid is to care for a life by providing the necessary actions to aid the pet. Accidents happen and emergencies do occur even […]
Pet Poison Prevention Week: 50 Everyday Items TOXIC to Pets

Pet Poison Prevention Week: 50 Everyday Items TOXIC to Pets

March 22, 2023
This week is National Pet Poison Prevention Week! To be a responsible pet owner, you need to be aware of the common household items that are poisonous for your pets. Now that spring is here, let’s follow up on our spring cleaning and clear out any toxic items that your pets can accidentally get themselves […]
5 Crucial Tips to Prevent Alcohol Poisoning in Dogs

5 Crucial Tips to Prevent Alcohol Poisoning in Dogs

March 15, 2023
Around the holidays, it is easy for dogs to be slipped alcohol beverages by party guests or by accidental spillage. As responsible pet parents, keep in mind the harm dogs can be associated with if no precautions are taken. Dogs really shouldn’t be drinking alcohol brewed for humans. It is very hard for dogs to […]
7 Tips to Be the Best Pet Sitter

7 Tips to Be the Best Pet Sitter

March 7, 2023
Thinking of becoming a pet sitter? That’s great! Before you jump right in, you need to consider a few things. Being the best pet sitter is a big responsibility. It requires a lot of care and compassion to the pets of other pet parents. You have to be willing to treat and look out for […]
Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter? 3 Important Things to Look Out For

Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter? 3 Important Things to Look Out For

March 1, 2023
You see it in movies, but have you ever thought ‘can dogs eat peanut butter?’ Actually, yes! Dogs can eat peanut butter. But in moderation, of course. You can bake treats with peanut butter, spread it on your pup’s lick mat, even freeze peanut butter for a delicious frozen treat. If you are looking into […]
22 Ways to be a Responsible Pet Owner

22 Ways to be a Responsible Pet Owner

February 22, 2023
February is Responsible Pet Owner Month! Our pets cannot speak for themselves, so it is up to us to take on that responsibility as owners. We are here to advocate for them and provide a supportive environment with plenty of resources, love, and assistance. It it more than owning a pet, it is about a […]
5 Important Tips for Dog Dental Care

5 Important Tips for Dog Dental Care

February 15, 2023
Did you know that 80 percent of dogs over 3 years of age have dental disease? Poor dental hygiene could be coming from a lack of routine and/or care for your pet’s teeth.  Bad breath/Halitosis, tooth loss, oral pain, and organ damage are important factors as to why a pet’s teeth are the way they […]
10 Common Cat Health Problems

10 Common Cat Health Problems

February 8, 2023
It is cat health month! As much as we love our cats, we might not know what is going on in their lives. Our cat’s actions can tell us a very serious ailment that may be caused by a minor condition or could be an effect of a serious problem. To prepare for possible problems […]
6 Fun Exercises for Cats

6 Fun Exercises for Cats

February 1, 2023
Cats deserve much-needed exercise as often as possible. On average, a cat should be having about 30 minutes of exercise every single day. Depending on the breed and personality of your cat, the amount of activity would be different. As long as your cat is moving and using their natural instincts in a form of […]
4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Cat’s Brain Function

4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Cat’s Brain Function

January 25, 2023
Have you ever wondered what goes on in our cat’s brain? If only our cats can tell us what is on their mind. Well, studies have shown that our cats can comprehend certain tasks and apply what they experience in their actions. Share with cat lovers these 4 facts you didn’t know about your cat’s […]
7 Travel Tips for Pets

7 Travel Tips for Pets

January 18, 2023
Earlier this January was National Pet Travel Safety Day! It is a day of awareness for traveling safely with your pets. In honor of that, we are compiling a list of tips to help pet owners with future travel adventures with their pets. Remember to always care for your pets as you would care for […]
5 Steps to Safely Train Your Dog to Run With You

5 Steps to Safely Train Your Dog to Run With You

January 4, 2023
Starting off the new year with a run? Is your goal to consistently exercise? You do not have to do it alone. Train your dog to go on runs with you! Now, this sounds easier than it is. Not all dogs want to run and not all dogs train the same. It will take a […]
5 New Years’ Pet Safety Tips

5 New Years’ Pet Safety Tips

December 28, 2022
Celebrate the New Year with safety and comfort! Does your new year’s resolution have something to do with pet safety and training? Why not start now! As we ring in the new year, let’s watch out for our pet’s health so that we enter 2023 with readiness. To assure a safe celebration, follow along to […]
10 Winter Pet Safety Tips

10 Winter Pet Safety Tips

December 21, 2022
Happy Winter Solstice! Today officially marks the first day of winter. With the temperature dropping, we need to keep in mind that our pets are safe in this weather. We love to take our pets on holiday festivities, but we need to make sure our pets are ready for the cold temperatures. To prepare for […]
6 Things to Know About the National Dog Show

6 Things to Know About the National Dog Show

November 23, 2022
What is the National Dog show? Every Thanksgiving holiday season the Kennel Club of Philadelphia hosts an event centered around purebred dog breeds expressing their skills within different group categories. It is a show full of beautiful, talented dogs. Who would want to miss it?  To prep for the event, here are 6 things to […]
How to Treat Burns On Pets

How to Treat Burns On Pets

November 16, 2022
Accidents happen. Knowing what to do in case of an accident, that’s the focus. How to treat burns on pets is a pet parent know-how must! Pets may get into a sticky situation and find themself injured in the process. As a pet parent, it is important to take action and provide the necessary treatment.  […]
4 Tips to Care for Senior Dogs

4 Tips to Care for Senior Dogs

November 2, 2022
Did you know that our loving senior dogs can develop just about the same physical problems that we humans can experience as we get older? Our dogs can suffer from diabetes, vision impairment, and joint problems. It’s important to give them the proper care to prevent serious medical issues in their future with these tips […]
10 Halloween Pet Safety Tips

10 Halloween Pet Safety Tips

October 26, 2022
Are you ready for the 10 Halloween Pet Safety Tips for the season? With pets around, we should be extra cautious about what mischief they may get themselves into. There are holiday decorations and foods that are dangerous for pets to be around. As well, pets need their space and to be comfortable during times […]
What does a Veterinary Technician do?

What does a Veterinary Technician do?

October 19, 2022
Every third week of October is a celebration of the caring souls who look out for our pets and provide a safe space for animals. National Veterinary Technician Week honors those who work to ensure a comfortable living for animals of all species. But what does a veterinary technician do? We break it down below.  […]
6 Ways on How to Help Animal Shelters

6 Ways on How to Help Animal Shelters

October 12, 2022
Did you know 1 out of 10 dogs born will find a permanent home? There are thousands of lost/homeless pets that are in need of a safe home. Animal shelters carry a lot of the weight trying to ensure a comfortable living for these pets. As an animal lover, take a moment to help animal […]
8 Dog Walking Essentials for National Walk Your Dog Week

8 Dog Walking Essentials for National Walk Your Dog Week

October 5, 2022
Time to celebrate National Walk Your Dog Week! Do you have the right dog walking essentials for your daily walks? Some items work great for our dogs, but there will be a few that just make their lives harder. It is important to have the proper gear for our dogs for their safety and comfort. […]
Why do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

Why do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

September 21, 2022
Ever wondered why our dogs tilt their heads? We see videos all over social media of doggies tilting left and right whenever their name is called or they hear a sound. Here are some reasons why our furry friends have the tendency to tilt to their side. When they hear a sound… Dogs have a […]
Springtime Pet Safety

Springtime Pet Safety

March 23, 2022
Springtime is here! Time for some springtime pet safety too. It is the time when we are spending more time outdoors and spring cleaning. Did you know that our activities could affect our pets? The chores we conquer can potentially harm our furry loved ones with all the chemicals and dirt lingering around. Spring holidays […]
Cat or Dog, Which Pet is Right for You?

Cat or Dog, Which Pet is Right for You?

March 16, 2022
Cat or dog? We all would love to have a furry little cutie to cuddle with 24/7. As a pet owner, it is important to decide which pet is the best companion. Cats are comfortable being on their own; while dogs love the attention from their best human. To help with the most important decision […]
35 Ways to Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day

35 Ways to Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day

February 16, 2022
Sunday, February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day!  Enjoy a wonderful time with your pet and have a fun-filled day together.  For ideas on what activities do, check out the list below of 35 ways to love your pet. Bake a delicious treat for your pet  Walk in a new area  Check out a […]
National Justice for Animals Week

National Justice for Animals Week

February 16, 2022
The Animal Legal Defense Fund created the National Justice for Animals Week; this year landing on the week of February 20th – 26th. This annual event is for our beloved animals so we may show public awareness of the crimes harshly targeted towards them.  The Animal Legal Defense Fund provides valuable information videos and documentaries. They […]
How To Introduce Your Cat To Other Pets

How To Introduce Your Cat To Other Pets

February 9, 2022
It is an interesting moment when it is time to introduce your cat to other pets. The thoughts floating around in your head whether they would get along or even like each other starts to be consistent. Well not to worry, we here at Fire Hydrant had prepared some helpful tips on what you could […]
How to Introduce Your Cat To A New Environment

How to Introduce Your Cat To A New Environment

February 9, 2022
Settling in a new home could be quite scary for your cat. To introduce your cat to a new environment means long periods of simple steps to finally get them settled in their new home.  Here are some steps to introduce your cat to their new environment:  First, keep them calm on the car ride.  […]
Annual Doggie Date Night

Annual Doggie Date Night

February 2, 2022
It is Annual Doggie Date Night! This year, the Annual Doggie Date Night lands on Thursday, February 3rd. Celebrate the love between you and your furry friend with these fun date ideas. Here’s how you can make the night memorable:  If your doggie loves to walk…take them to a beautiful area where they can sniff […]
March: Pet Poison Awareness Month

March: Pet Poison Awareness Month

March 2, 2021
The purpose of National Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month is to help educate pet parents on how best to poison-proof their home to ensure the safety and health of their pets!
How to Prepare Your Pet for the Vet (PLUS a free Checklist!)

How to Prepare Your Pet for the Vet (PLUS a free Checklist!)

February 22, 2021
How to prepare your pet for the vet? And what are all those vaccinations the vet needs to give my pet? Are they all required?
How to Care for Your Pet’s Teeth? Q&A with the Experts!

How to Care for Your Pet’s Teeth? Q&A with the Experts!

February 1, 2021
Just like humans, pets teeth also need to be cared for. As tedious as it is! In honor of Pet Dental Month of February 2021, we have compiled a list of tips for you to practice with your pet and their dental health. PLUS, the Fire Hydrant Team had the opportunity to interview the experts […]
A 3-Step Guide to Brushing Your Pets Teeth

A 3-Step Guide to Brushing Your Pets Teeth

February 1, 2021
Do you really need to brush your pet’s teeth? YES! As we learned from our interview with Priceless Pet Rescue’s Vet Clinic that your pet’s teeth should be getting brushed at least once a day to avoid serious health concerns, such as a severe bacteria infection. How can you and your pet form a habit […]
Interview with Chloe Anchondo, the Owner of Rooted Dog Training

Interview with Chloe Anchondo, the Owner of Rooted Dog Training

June 9, 2020
Interview with Chloe Anchondo, the Owner of Rooted Dog Training Are those DIY dog training YouTube videos not providing the results you expected? Have you considered getting your dog professionally trained, but don’t know what to look for? I was given the opportunity to sit down and meet with the owner of Rooted Dog Training, […]
Winter Care Tips & Tricks for Your Pets

Winter Care Tips & Tricks for Your Pets

December 12, 2019
Now that the weather outside is frightful and the thermometer officially reads “brrrrr,” how do you make sure your pets stay safe, healthy, and comfortable all winter long? Just as we’re affected by the cold, our furry friends are too. Whether you’re staying inside, summiting mountains full of snow, or taking a walk around the city block, it’s important to be in-the-know. From protecting their paws to picking the perfect coat, here are some winter care tips & tricks to keep your best friend happy all season long.
Holiday Foods NOT to Give Your Pets

Holiday Foods NOT to Give Your Pets

December 10, 2019
Now that the holiday season is officially in full swing, it’s totally normal for everyone’s home to be filled with all kinds of goodies – candy, nuts, beverages, and a variety of yummy snacks. The thought of letting your pets in on all of the fun may come to mind.
The True Cost of Having a Pet

The True Cost of Having a Pet

November 19, 2019
One look into the adorable eyes of a dog or cat can make anyone want to have a cute, cuddly, and playful fur baby all for themselves. Owning a pet is one of the most rewarding experiences available today, but the true cost of having a pet is more than what meets the eye.
How to Keep Your Pets Safe During the California Wildfires

How to Keep Your Pets Safe During the California Wildfires

November 12, 2019
the hot and dry conditions that continue to lurk around the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley area will continue to elevate the risk of more fires. Just the thought of it can send chills down anyone’s spine. The good news is that there’s something you can do about it when it comes to the safety of your pets
Time to Pet Client Spotlight: Fire Hydrant Pet Sitting Co., LLC

Time to Pet Client Spotlight: Fire Hydrant Pet Sitting Co., LLC

November 7, 2019
Client Spotlight `shining very brightly on Kylie Holliman Rivera and the great team at the Fire Hydrant Pet Sitting! Kylie has built an incredible business
Have Your Dog Walked Vs. Staying in the Yard

Have Your Dog Walked Vs. Staying in the Yard

November 5, 2019
Have your dog walked vs staying in the yard. Having your dog walked has at least three benefits that your backyard doesn't.
How to Prevent & Treat Fleas for Dogs

How to Prevent & Treat Fleas for Dogs

July 24, 2023
Summertime brings sunshine and playtime, but it can also introduce pests into our lives. With the warmer weather settling in, bugs start to make themselves known. Fleas are a BIG concern in summer. Not only are we more likely to be outside longer and go on outdoor adventures, but fleas thrive in warmer weather. In […]
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