• Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

    Evacuation Plans for the Entire Family

    Photo credit: USA Today. “Tammy Lance of Payson, Utah, is emotional after finding kittens alive under a burned-out truck in the Oaker Hills neighborhood in Sanpete County.”

    As we watch the fires in the west with heavy hearts, our thoughts go out to those who have lost so much. Losing all of your belongings to a fire or some other natural disaster is …read more »

  • Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012

    Spring Cleaning Your Pet-Friendly Home

    As the days get longer and your home is being bathed in sunlight, you may start noticing the dirt, fur and dust that has accumulated during the winter months. If you have a pet-friendly household, you …read more »

  • Posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012

    Your Bird’s Body Language


    Pet birds are known for being very intelligent, emotional, and communicative creatures. It is very important to understand their moods and behaviors so that you can have a better relationship with a healthier bird. Birds express …read more »

  • Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2012

    Choosing Your Child’s First Pet

    Little Girl and Kitten

    A first pet is an exciting challenge for a young child. However, it’s important to remember that most children have never been responsible for something as demanding as a live pet, so even though they may …read more »

  • Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2012

    Hartz – Make your own Bird Treats

    Hartz bird treats

    Feeding your bird doesn’t have to mean just seeds, nuts and commercial food. Birds love a good snack too, and many birds need treats to give them variety or additional nutrients in their diet. You can …read more »

  • Posted on Saturday, January 7th, 2012

    How to Keep Pets in Their Cages

    escape artist

    Lindzee, one of our favorite pet people, provides these simple tips below to help keep your small animals safe! “When I was around 10-years-old, my 5th grade teacher gave me our class pet – a hamster …read more »

  • Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011

    Flying with Pets

    Flying with pets

    Flying with a pet can be risky business. An airport baggage handler in Reno, NV recently lost her job after refusing to put a sick animal on a plane. Though her supervisors have since reached out to …read more »

  • Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2011

    Giving Thanks

    As fall turns to winter and the holiday festivities begin, we at Hartz are taking some time to give thanks and show our appreciation to all our wonderful pet parents out there. This year, we are …read more »

  • Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2011

    How to Teach your Bird to Talk

    Hartz bird talk

    Some bird species will speak more clearly than others, and personality will also play a role in what your bird picks up from his environment. For those species that can be trained, a significant vocabulary can …read more »