Brian with his family and dog

Hi there! I’m Brian Yates, and I’d like to thank you for visiting my site Petyro.com. If you’re looking for information on all things pet-related, you’re in the right place.

I majoring in Animal Behavior at University of New England in Maine, and I now work in the pet industry. I enjoyed myself so much at college that I relocated to Maine afterward, where I now live with my wife Carla, my son Hunter and my daughter Scarlett – and, of course, our loyal dog Duke!

I have always felt a genuine kinship with animals, and that’s what inspired me to start this website. I’m passionate about helping people give their furry family members the best life possible. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of conflicting information out there and it’s tough to know who to listen to. That’s where I come in!

I’d like to make something clear, though – I’m not a registered vet, and I don’t want to give the impression that I’m impersonating one on the internet. If you’re ever in doubt, speak to a healthcare professional.

What I can offer is information and advice based on my many years of education and hands-on experience. I have spent my entire life surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes, and I’m keen to pass on the things that I have learned over the years.

Every animal is unique and has their own personality, quirks and foibles. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all policy when it comes to taking care of pets, so it helps to know exactly what you’re dealing with. Just some of the things that you’ll find covered on this site are:

  • Feeding Plans. Dinner is the highlight of any pet’s day, so it’s important that you get it right! We’ll discuss the ideal nutritional balance for your furry friend, whether wet or dry food suits their needs better, and how to know if your animal companion is maintaining an appropriate weight.
  • Entertainment. Life can get pretty dull for pets if they’re left alone all day. Unfortunately, a bored pet can very quickly become a destructive pet! We’ll discuss how to keep your animals amused and content, even when you’re not available to directly interact with them. There’s more involved than just tossing the occasional squeaky toy your pet’s way!
  • Training and Obedience. Give our pets an inch, and they’ll take a mile – that’s just their way! We’ll discuss how you can undergo obedience training to ensure that your pet stays safe, without sacrificing any of the unique personality that makes them so special.
  • Accessories. Beds, collars and leashes, hiding places, toys and games, cold weather clothing … there are a number of additional expenses and items that come with owning a pet. Here, you’ll find a range of reviews on all kinds of items that will help you make the right purchase.
  • Basic Healthcare. Like I said, I’m not a registered vet. All the same, I can still offer advice on how to avoid the common health pitfalls that befall so many domestic animals, such as fleas, ticks, internal parasites and allergies. There are a number of preventative steps that you can take at home to keep your pet happy and healthy.

I know that you love your pet as much as I love mine – you wouldn’t be here otherwise. Luckily for us, our pets return that unconditional affection in spades. Let’s work together to give your animal companion the amazing life they deserve and show them just how much you care for them.