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Welcome to the K&H blog for Pet Parents! Not only does K&H offer high-quality pet products, but it also offers relevant and up to date info about pet behavior and wellness. We care about you and your pet, and we want to continue to be your go-to resource. No matter what type of animal—dog, cat, chicken, small animal, or exotic bird—we have the information and answers you need!

Dogs

  • Why is my dog panting so much?
    June 17, 2024

    Why is my dog panting so much?

    Are you concerned that your dog might be panting too much? While panting is normal for a dog, there are reasons and remedies behind excessive panting that every pet parent should know.
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  • Your dog shouldn't ride in the front seat. Keep your pup safe with a car seat designed just him. We've got a few to consider.
    May 10, 2024

    Can dogs sit in the front seat?

    Can a dog sit in the front seat of a car? The answer might surprise you. While many owners allow dogs to sit in the front passenger seat, the backseat is the safest place for a dog to sit in a pet-specific car seat.
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  • Make sure you've got options for dog-friendly parks and restaurants at your final vacation destination.
    May 3, 2024

    Dog-Friendly Vacation Ideas

    Want to go on a fun adventure with your dog? A dog-friendly vacation can be the perfect getaway for you and your adventurous furry best friend. Consider the tips in this guide as you're planning your destination. There are a lot of really fun options for you and your pup!
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Cats

  • You can help your kitten adjust to life in your home after leaving their mom.
    June 10, 2024

    Do kittens miss their moms?

    Congratulations on your new kitten! As your new fur baby transitions from mom to your home, you may wonder, "Do kittens miss their moms?" Discover if kittens miss their moms (and their littermates), and ways you can help ease the transition in this blog.
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  • Spending time outside is just as good for cats as it is for you.
    June 3, 2024

    Do cats need to go outside to be happy?

    You know you need time outside to catch some vitamin D. But does your cat need to go outside to be happy? Learn the benefits of taking your cat outside safely and ways you can bring the outside in through our latest blog.
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  • Wondering why your cat is panting in the car? Could it be motion sickness? Stress? Learn why cats pant and how to help.
    May 20, 2024

    Why is my cat panting in the car?

    Nobody's surprised to see a dog panting, but when a cat starts panting (especially when riding in the car), we start to wonder: is it motion sickness? Stress? In this new blog post, we'll look at some of the reasons cats pant in the car, and how you can help minimize stress for your cat.
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Farm

  • Knowing how to clean your chicken waterer is essential to your chickens' health and happiness.
    March 27, 2024

    How to Keep a Chicken Waterer Clean

    Chickens are messy! Keeping their coop and water source clean is essential to your chickens' overall health and happiness. By following these simple suggestions, you can keep your chickens' waterer clean and free from menacing bacteria and unwanted algae.
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  • Creating a duck pond can be a big job, but the process is fairly straightforward. Here are the basics of duck pond DIY.
    March 11, 2024

    Duck Pond DIY

    There are few things in life a duck enjoys more than playing in water. Water for swimming is so much a part of being a duck that it's basically a necessity, and something that owners of domestic ducks need to supply. Here are the basics of duck pond DIY and what you can expect during the build.
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  • Not all chickens will lay eggs in the winter.
    January 17, 2024

    Best Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds

    You like the idea of fresh eggs year round. But not all chicken breeds lay eggs in the winter — it's just too cold. But there are some chicken breeds that are better layers than others in wintry weather. Check out these breeds, as well as tips and tools to help make their winter more pleasant.
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All Pets

  • Heated bed options safe for pets are a better choice than your heating pad.
    September 21, 2023

    Are heating pads safe for cats and dogs?

    Does your dog love to steal your heating pad? Don't let him take it! Heating pads designed for humans aren't safe for your dog or cat. Instead, get your furry bestie a heated bed he can call his own. And you can rest knowing he won't risk injury.
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  • Looking to volunteer at an animal shelter during the holiday season? We've got 7 ways to share your time and skills.
    December 1, 2022

    7 Ways to Help Animal Shelters This Holiday Season

    Ho! Ho! Ho! The holiday season is right around the corner. Have you considered giving your local animal shelter a gift this year? From donating supplies to designing flyers, here are seven ways to brighten the holidays for the pets, staff and volunteers at your local animal shelter.
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Birds

  • Can I bring a bird on a plane?
    February 12, 2024

    Can I bring a bird on a plane?

    Birds love routine, so preparing your pet bird for airline travel is essential to keeping your bird happy and healthy. Here is a checklist of items to consider before booking your next flight.
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  • When you keep your birdbath from freezing, backyard birds will have a helpful, reliable water source all winter long.
    November 20, 2023

    How to Keep Your Birdbath from Freezing

    You keep your birdbath filled and cleaned in the summer. And the birds love having a water source they can count on. But what happens when you and the birds wake up to a chilly, sub-32°F morning and a ring of ice in the birdbath? Learn how to keep your birdbath from freezing in this new blog post.
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  • Parakeets can communicate with us in lots of ways, and shaking is a common behavior. Here's what you need to know.
    March 29, 2023

    5 Reasons Why Your Parakeet is Shaking

    Parakeets can communicate with us in lots of ways, and shaking or trembling is a common behavior. Narrowing down the cause of the shaking allows you to take steps to alleviate any issues and can help ensure your bird is happy and healthy for years to come! Read our latest blog to learn more.
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Small Animals