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Everything Needed When Traveling With a Dog

Gearing up for a pet-friendly getaway? If you’re planning a trip that includes your dog, there are a few key items that will make the journey much more pleasant for you and your fur baby! Traveling with your dog doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, there are many perks to traveling with your pet. By following these easy guidelines, both you and your pet will have a safe, enjoyable adventure. Must-bring items Crate and leash: Not only is a crate the ideal way to keep your dog safe in the car, but it’s also a requirement on airlines. You should choose a…

Dangerous Holiday Items for Pets

The holidays are a busy time of year. We’re often preoccupied with preparations, from decorating to baking. With all the hustle and bustle, it can be easy to forget that the holidays can bring many potential hazards for your pets. Here are a few important dangers to avoid during this hectic holiday season. Foods Grapes – Found in many holiday baked goods, grapes and their dried varieties, currants and raisins, can cause kidney failure and even a very small amount could be toxic to some dogs. Grapes and raisins are also found in many holiday puddings and pies. Chocolate -…

What temperature is safe for a dog outside?

Involving our canine friends in outdoor activities that keep us active is important for bonding and exercise. But, what temperature is safe for a dog outside? Here are some key tips to think about when planning your outdoor adventures, rain or shine. Hot Weather It is always important to bring plenty of water for our furry friends on all our outings, as dogs can become dehydrated very quickly. Breaks in the shade may also be necessary for dogs that are brachycephalic, like pugs and boxers. It is essential to pay attention to the signs of heat stroke, particularly for breeds…

Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool in Any Temperature

Owning a dog, regardless of breed, brings a remarkable amount of responsibility to any household. Some of the obvious tasks involved in caring for your new canine include finding the right dog food, providing adequate playtime, securing a reliable pet-sitter, and, of course, potty-training. One thing you may not consider is how extreme temperature can affect your dog. It is important to keep your dog cool, ensure that your pet is comfortable in any weather and know how your dog reacts to temperature changes. We often forget that our pets are just like us … they get cold and hot just like we do. Though some dogs…

Do’s and Don’ts of Household Cleaners

Cleaning your home as a dog owner is a no-brainer. But, are your cleaning methods helping or hurting? Harsh chemicals in household cleaners can affect our senses as humans, and can have an even larger effect on our pets. Keep your pets safe by knowing what products are safe and how they can impact your furry friends. Cleaners can be toxic Dogs are closer to the floor. They sniff and sometimes even lick the floor, and spend all day walking and sleeping very close to it. Even if a human thinks that a small has dissipated, it may not have.…

5 Toys That Are Dangerous For Your Dog

You know the feeling… Giving your dog a brand new toy and reveling in the joy on their furry face. But, could that toy you just handed over be harmful? Dog toys can be a great tool to provide mental stimulation for dogs. However, it is important to know that some toys that are not safe for dogs. Here are five potentially dangerous dog toys. 1. Ball-shaped toys with only one hole These toys can be extremely dangerous to your pup. If they get their tongue stuck in the opening, it will create a vacuum and trap their tongue in the toy.…

How to Remove Ticks From Your Dog

When Spring is in the air, it’s time to talk about something every dog owner should be on the look out for: ticks. The disease carrying insects thrive in the spring and summer months, which is also when you’re most likely to enjoy nature with your furry best friend. Although ticks may seem harmless due to their size, they are very dangerous to dogs and humans. The insects can infect their hosts with a variety of nasty diseases including Lyme Disease, Canine Ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. In some situations, a dog who is infected by a tick can develop a…