We all know that it’s essential for us humans to get regular exercise. Though you may not have realized it, it’s just as crucial for your dog to maintain an active lifestyle. When they are too sedentary, our pooches can become bored, frustrated, and unhealthy. Exactly how much exercise your dog needs depends on factors such as breed, age, size, and overall health. Generally speaking, 30 minutes to 2 hours is best. Your veterinarian can give you more specific guidelines.
Topics: Dog Care
Whether you are seasoned camper who likes to rough it or a car camper that stays a bit closer to civilization, you can enrich the outdoor experience by bringing along your pooch. After all, your pet is a member of the family, and nothing beats family camping.
Topics: Dog Care
If you’ve been through a fireworks holiday with your dog before, then you know it can be stressful for both of you. It’s easy to understand why the noise might frighten them. It’s not just loud; it’s unpredictable--just when your pooch thinks the danger is over it starts back up again.
Topics: Dog Care
If you are one of the millions of people affected by seasonal allergies, springtime can be rough. Tree and grass pollen, mold and fungus are all at peak production at this time of year. The sneezing, itching and other types of discomfort that come along with exposure to environmental allergens can make things just plain miserable.
Puppies are adorable, sweet, loving and fun to play with. Make no mistake, however, puppies are a lot of work. As a new member of the household, there are some steps you should take to ensure that your adoption is successful for both your family and your new dog.
Topics: Puppy Behavior
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting outside and stretching your legs. If you have a dog, then chances are your dog would enjoy burning off some energy as well. The good news is that you don’t have to stick with the same old choices like jogging or playing catch.
Nothing beats cuddling with your pup in front of the fireplace. But as good as that sounds, winter brings unique challenges both for pets and pet owners. Even if your dog is a cold-loving breed, you need to make sure that you take extra care during the winter.
“Use a pee pad,” the breeder said. “Puppies take to pee pads quickly,” your vet said. And while everyone you know swears by the pads, what most forget to tell you is that sometimes puppies will chew on, shred and proudly drag the used pad around the room. That leaves you with a trail of urine and shredded pad to clean up. That’s no fun. The good news is, you can stop the chewing and shredding and get your puppy back on track with just a few training tips.
Topics: pee pad training, dog pad training, puppy pad training, Puppy Behavior
Eco-friendly dog pee pads aren’t just good for the planet, they’re good for you and your dog too! You’d hope that all puppy pads would be safe for your dog, and eco-friendly, but they’re not. Many contain materials that aren’t pet-friendly, like bleach and dyes. Others are made through a non-eco-friendly manufacturing process. That’s why it’s important to know what goes into the puppy pad you’re buying and just what exactly it means when you hear ‘eco-friendly puppy pad.