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Eco-Friendly Dog Travel Kit

While people continue to do their part for the environment, we can’t forget about the impact of pet ownership on the environment. In this article you will find eco-friendly items that you can use for your dog everyday and as a part of a travel kit. There are many things that we need to prepare for and pack on a trip with our dogs. Here are the most important items to consider: @thenortherndogs 1. Collar Some pet owners may choose to keep a collar on their dog all year round, but some store it away. There are many hemp, recycled plastic,…

3 Pupsicle Recipes for Your Dog

Pupsicles are one of the best forms of enrichment we can offer our dogs. They are fun and easy to make, but you can also store them in the freezer for months! A cold treat on a hot summer day is exactly what your dog is begging for. Keep reading to find out 3 pupsicles recipes for your dog that are healthy and safe. Smoothie Pupsicle Recipe Using the blender to mix up ingredients is a great way to make many pupsicles at one time. Simply add their favorite fruit, yogurt, and a fun flavor such as peanut butter or…

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…

DIY Dog Snuffle Mat

Out of ideas to keep your pet busy, or maybe your pet has a short attention span? Want to add a different activity to your pet’s daily routine? An easy DIY dog snuffle mat may just be the answer! Just like people who enjoy activities that keep their creativity flowing, dogs enjoy activities that stimulate their sense of smell and keep their brain active. Activities like walks, hikes, a trip to a dog park, or a pet store usually offer many different ways to enrich your dog’s senses. Sometimes, a couple walks or a car ride to the park may…

How To Make Dog Ice Cream

Make A Healthy and Easy Ice Cream For Your Dog There are many benefits of making your own healthy dog ice cream, rather than buying it from the store. When summer hits, trips to the ice cream shop become more frequent and dogs are usually welcome! Ice cream can be a delicious, fun treat for humans, but is very unhealthy for dogs. Typical ice cream is packed with sugar, heavy cream, and often chocolate and other ingredients that are unsafe for dogs. So, we are going to teach you how to make healthy ice cream for your dog for the…

The Signs of Kennel Cough

There are many different places that your dog can contract Kennel Cough, also known as Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis. That is why it is important to keep the Bordetella shot up to date (every six months to a year). Even with the vaccine, dogs can still pick up this cough through other strains of bacteria, just like people can still get the flu even if they are vaccinated. Dogs can get these bacteria through shared surfaces like bowls, touching noses or exchanging kisses, or simply through the air. If you are suspicious that your pup may have Kennel Cough, check out…

Understanding Dog Behavior and Solving Common Behavior Problems

It’s always frustrating when your dog develops behaviors that you find problematic. These dog behavior issues can stress the relationship you have with your pet and, if mismanaged, may easily spiral out of control. However, once you examine many common issues, they start to make a whole lot more sense. Does your terrier dig holes in the yard when he’s bored? That’s probably because he was bred to tenaciously hunt prey in underground burrows. Does your shepherd growl at strangers? Well, in the past, it was essential for her to keep her wits about her and protect her flock from…

Tips to Get Back to Exercising Your Dog After Spay or Neuter

Sterilization surgery (spay or neuter) is a part of almost every American dog’s life. Spaying or neutering your pet is a foolproof way to avoid unwanted puppies, but it’s also a significant surgery for your dog! Maintaining your dog’s quality of life during these tough periods can be a challenge. One of the hardest parts of recovering from surgery? Exercise. Physical activity helps keep dogs fit and healthy, both in body and mind. That’s why it’s so important to get back to exercising your dog after surgery! In fact, light activity after spay or neuter surgeries can actually help recovery.…

5 Tips to Stop Food Aggression in Dogs

Food aggression in dogs is a commonly misunderstood problem. Dogs that resource guard their food are often called “dominant” and punished for this behavior. In fact, food aggression in dogs is quite manageable and even solvable without resorting to harsh training techniques. Food aggression in dogs is generally based in fear. These dogs are afraid that someone will come steal their food – so they get defensive without need. Unfortunately, punishing your dog for this behavior, taking away his food, or messing with his food all helps teach him that he’s right – it’s dangerous to let others near his…