You may want to rethink using a Retractable Leash

If your dog is well trained, gentle mannered and smart enough to master a regular leash and a retractable leash without being confused, you could be one of the rare guardians that can walk your pooch on any kind of leash without increasing risks to either one of you. The rest of us should read the following before using a retractable leash.

Holiday Safety Tips

For those buying a live Christmas trees this year, keep the area free and clear of pine needles. While they may not seem dangerous, the needles can puncture your pet’s intestines if ingested.

Bone Treats – Could Kill Your Dog

If you want to give your dog a bone go to a butcher and ask for a raw butcher bone. After a day of them chewing on the raw bone you want to throw it away. Raw butcher bones cost a couple dollars so very affordable as a treat. My dogs get one a month to clean the tarter off their teeth.

Amber Collars – Natural Tick and Flea repellent

Natural Tick and Flea repellent In May we told you about a natural way to repel ticks and fleas using Amber dog and cat collars, we have been testing the collars for the past 5 months and are happy to report our pets enjoyed a tick and flea free summer. 25+ Whiskers ‘n Paws clients…

Pet Food / Water Bowls & Plates Dog or Cat Pottery Handmade

Own a piece of art created from Mother Earth

Whiskers ‘n Paws has partnered with a local artisan to offer you one of a kind dog and cat food bowls and plates. You can purchase them on our web site. To learn more at the artisan read her bio below. Hi, my name is Marlys Rucker and I have been a potter for 20 years….

American Red Cross – Cat & Dog First Aid

Download the Pet First Aid App The Red Cross Pet First Aid App complements the course by providing cat and dog owners with instant access to expert advice, an animal hospital locator, pet-friendly hotels, content on how to include pets in family emergency preparedness plans and more.
The app can be downloaded for free in mobile app stores or by texting ‘GETPET’ to 90999.


I was driving in South St. Paul the other day and came across Just Dogs! Gourmet Bakery. I purchased a few different treats and all were a big hit with my dogs, Scout and Jeep. Their treats are made with natural ingredients, always fresh with a long shelf life. Good price & quality. Bakery isn’t open everyday…

Hello Dog & Cat Days of Summer

Dogs aren’t much good at keeping themselves cool, so you’ll need to help them. Here’s how: Don’t leave your dog in a car, even for a few minutes. An open window or a windshield screen isn’t enough to keep the car cool. Dogs die this way every year don’t let yours be one of them. Do provide…

Fruits & Veggies Make Great Dog Treats

Trying trading your processed treats in for fresh fruits & vegetables. They are considered healthy foods for humans, they can also help prolong a dog’s life. Orange, red and yellow fruits and vegetables are best for dogs because they are often nutrient-dense. Many fruits & vegetables also contain antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer….