May 22, 2024

Show Your Commitment to Pet Health with the Heroes for Healthy Pets® Certification Program

In the ever-growing pet care industry, ensuring the health and safety of our animal companions is not only an ethical matter—it’s crucial for the reputation and continued success of your business. Recognizing the need for boarding facilities, veterinary practices, grooming facilities, and other pet care businesses to stay on top of the latest infectious disease management best practices, IBPSA—in collaboration with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) and Pet Sitters International—is pleased to present the Heroes for […]
May 20, 2024

Enhance Your Canine Care Expertise with These Certifications

Most dog owners regard their canine companions as beloved members of the family—so when choosing pet care service providers, they tend to seek out those with a strong reputation and a demonstrated commitment to providing the highest level of care. Regardless of your specific niche in the competitive and rapidly growing pet care industry, obtaining professional certifications is a powerful way to signify your expertise and dedication to excellence while providing peace of mind for your customers. Canine Certification Opportunities […]
April 25, 2024

Why Dental Care is Crucial to Dogs’ Health and Well-Being

When it comes to dogs’ health and wellness, dental care doesn’t always receive the attention it merits. However, good oral hygiene is just as important for our canine companions as it is for humans—not only for the preservation of teeth, but for overall health, happiness, and longevity as well. As pet care industry professionals, it’s crucial to advocate for and educate pet owners on the importance of dental care for dogs. How does dental health affect a dog’s overall wellness? […]
March 15, 2024
Deciding whether a dog harness vs a collar is the better option for your dog.

What are the Benefits of Using a Dog Harness vs. a Collar?

For anyone who owns or cares for dogs, regular walks are more than just a necessary routine—they can serve as adventures that strengthen the special human-canine bond. While traditional collars and leashes have long been the standard option for securing dogs on walks, many experts and dog owners are increasingly considering the advantages of using a harness instead. Here are a few key benefits of opting for a dog harness rather than a collar: Enhanced Safety and Comfort. Unlike collars, […]
December 7, 2023
Dog visits veterinarian due to Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus, or bloat.

Understanding Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat) in Dogs

As caretakers of our four-legged companions, it is imperative for pet care service providers and owners alike to be well-versed in various health concerns that can affect animals. When it comes to canines, one condition that demands immediate attention is Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV), commonly known as bloat or twisted stomach. Read on for some crucial tips for recognizing and addressing this potentially life-threatening condition. What is bloat in dogs? Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus occurs when a dog’s stomach fills with gas, causing […]