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The top Thanksgiving foods…are they safe for pets?

Posted by Stephanie St. Martin November 19, 2012 11:02 AM

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Thanksgiving is a time for football, family and, of course, food. With a cornucopia of guests -- and their kids -- descending on your house, there will be lots of extra people trying to pass a tasty treat to your cat or dog. They may have the best of intentions, but "people food" isn't always the best for your four-legged friend.

To keep things safe, read this list about which Turkey Day food favorites are safe for pets to eat and which ones may leave you cleaning up a mess -- and I don't mean the dishes.

Going to someone's house? Even if your pet is great with table scraps, it doesn't mean that your relative's cat can tolerate the same amount. Always check with the owner before you offer a pet any additional food.

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8 historical dog walks in New England

Posted by Stephanie St. Martin November 8, 2012 09:49 AM

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Love getting lost in another time? Exploring places where history has not been forgotten?

America may be young, but parts of our great nation are rich with history. And you don't have to venture far from the Common to find it. It's time to explore the rest of New England. And who's a better companion than your pup?

With a gorgeous weekend ahead of us, head out and take it all in. Check out these dog-friendly historical walks around the area. Dogs should always be on-leash at these places, out of respect for the land and for others. And of course, you should always clean up after your dog too.

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