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Moving with Your Dog

Moving is stressful for us, but imagine being a dog. Your humans are packing away all your things, but you have no idea where you are even going! We know they will love their new homes, but we need to make sure the process is as stress-free as possible for our beloved pets. Here are some things to think about when it comes to moving with your dog. While Packing You can always train and treat your dog around packing and boxes. If they seem to be bothered by the loud noises of the tape and boxes moving, make them a safe area…

Can I Get COVID-19 From My Dog?

There have been very few cases of COVID-19 in canines. COVID-19 is in the Corona virus family. Many of these viruses can be passed between humans and animals. This particular virus seems to be extremely contagious human to human, but not from human to dog. However, the questions still remains – can I get COVID-19 from my dog? There have been a select few dogs that were infected by COVID-19 in the world, but none were seen to exhibit any symptoms, and none have died. These dogs caught the virus when in contact with a human who was extremely ill. It has actually infected more…

Top Questions to Ask When Booking a Pet-Friendly Hotel

Pets are part of the family, and many people decide to bring their pets along on their travel plans. If you aren’t the camping type, the chances of staying in a hotel or Airbnb are high. Treat your hotel like a rental to make sure your pet is even allowed. Some places have limitations on the age or the amount of pets you can have. Make sure you ask these top questions when booking a pet-friendly hotel on your next trip. Are there any extra fees or deposits? @flowersbynini Always make sure there are no hidden fees or costs before booking…

5 Questions to Ask Your Dog Sitter

When you plan to go away on vacation or a weekend getaway, make sure you hire a sitter for your dogs. You don’t want just anyone, because this person will be taking care of your home as well. Dog sitters should always make time to meet your family before they stay in your house. This also gives you time to show them how to get into the house or give them a key to borrow. Ask as many questions as you can beforehand and then these 5 questions to your dog sitter in-person when they meet your dog before your…

Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Patio

Summertime is here and families will be spending a lot more time outside with their dogs. Patios are the perfect place for barbeques and parties, but also dog playdates! If you want to adapt your patio to be dog-friendly, here are some important points to think about. @Our_Long_Strange_Trip Plants Plants are essential when creating a beautiful, outdoor patio, but some are very poisonous to dogs. Stay away from Tulips, Lily of the Valley, and Autumn Crocus, just to name a few. Keep expensive flowers up high and vegetable gardens in a raised bed above dog eye-level. Stick to large, safe shrubs and herbs like…

Dog Swimming Safety Tips

Summer is coming up and we will all be ready to cool off in the water, our pets included. There are many dog-friendly areas that are safe to teach your dog how to swim. We will go over how to give CPR in case of an emergency, and some other dog swimming safety tips for fun swim days! @jessicaanngosnell Avoid Hot Tubs Hot tubs can lead to a heatstroke, because dogs do not thermoregulate their bodies as we do. There may be a bunch of fur in your filter, but dogs are allowed to swim in chlorinated pools. As long…

Tips on How to Feed Multiple Dogs at The Same Time

When you see a family with a lot of dogs, you may think to yourself: how do they feed multiple dogs at the same time? Many dogs struggle with food guarding or steal their siblings’ food. It’s common behavior, but can cause chaos and fear in a household. Here are some tips and tricks to share with your canines so mealtime goes more smoothly. Barriers There are many different types of barriers used to separate dogs during feeding time. Barriers are the safest and most effective way to make sure every dog gets their meal. When each dog has their own room,…

When Should I Spay/Neuter My Dog?

Many dog owners decide to pursue alterations, which are often routine surgeries. There’s a lot of information out there meant to sway pet owners in both directions. Breeders and adoption coordinators at shelters often have rules in order to adopt or purchase a dog. Up until recently, many people believed that all dogs should be altered before six months. But, according to new research, this is not the case. Here we take a look at health risks and behaviors for small/large female and male dogs . Then we ask the important question – when should you spay/neuter your dog? Spay: An ovariohysterectomy is the…

What medicines does your dog need throughout the year?

Here are the vaccines, medicines, and vitamins recommended for your dog throughout the year. Below is a vaccine schedule and a list of important things to purchase at the annual vet visit so you know what medicines your dog needs throughout the year. Your dog will need shots, preventatives, and potentially supplements throughout the year so remember to stick to the schedule. Please remember that all dogs are different and talking to a vet about your dog’s health is one of the most important things a dog owner can do. These vaccine’s are based on the most common vaccines ordered by vets and…

Feeding a Dog in Their Crate – Yes or No?

Some households choose to crate train their dogs for multiple reasons. Dogs have a natural instinct to nestle into dens and areas that make them feel safe. But, should we feed our dogs in the very areas meant to be safe spaces? There are many factors that could contribute to this decision, so let’s explore them all! Here are some of the pros and cons to feeding your dog in a crate. ~ One reason why feeding your dog in the crate might be beneficial is to create a happy place. At first the crate can look scary and intimidating, so feeding…