Monthly Archives: August 2013

Keep Doggie Safe Labor Day Pet Safety

Labor day signals the unofficial end of summer and can also be a time of distress for dogs. While backyard cookouts are in full swing, your dog could be getting into some dangerous things. Fatty foods, hot grills, and cans full of delectable garbage can all lead to stomach upset or injury for your pet. We have some tips on Labor Day pet safety to help keep him safe this holiday weekend so everyone enjoys the last summer hoorah. The Grill All those juicy, mouth-watering steaks, hot dogs and hamburgers cooking on the grill sure smell good, and your pet … Continue reading

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Does Fido Need Interactive Dog Toys?

If you’ve ever wondered whether your dog could benefit from playing with interactive dog toys, we’re here to tell you yes! He will benefit, and so will you. Studies have shown that dogs are actually pretty intelligent beings with the intelligence level similar to a two and a half year old human child. We all know what happens when a child of that age is left to his or her own devices, right? With no guidance, that child begins to find ways to entertain himself that are usually not safe or acceptable. A dog is the same way – he … Continue reading

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Does My Dog Have Arthritis?

Arthritis doesn’t discriminate; it doesn’t care if you’re human or canine, the effects are the same. There may come a time when you notice he just isn’t as spry as he used to be, or has trouble getting up after laying down for a while. He may seem a bit grumpy when usually he’s a very happy dog. These could be signs of arthritis. As a matter of fact, arthritis affects a whopping one in five adult dogs in the U.S. and is one of the most common ailments veterinarians see. Signs of arthritis in dogs Since your dog can’t … Continue reading

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Do Dogs Need Seat Belts?

It’s no secret that dogs love to go for rides in cars and many dog owners enjoy the company of their furry companions on road trips. However, letting your dog have free rein throughout the car while driving is dangerous for everyone, and not just in a crash. According to a recent AAA survey, as many as 31% of dog owners who take their pets with them in the car admit to being distracted by that pet at some point while driving. Strapping in a child or even yourself is second nature, so why should a pet be any different? … Continue reading

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Why Do I Need a Dog Cooling Vest?

As we near the end of August, the days are still hot and humid – they don’t call them the Dog Days of Summer for nothing! There’s still plenty to do outdoors and your dog enjoys being outside, too. However, just as the heat affects you, it affects him as well. Dogs are susceptible to heatstroke just as their human owners are, so understanding the warning signs and being proactive in keeping your dog cool is key to keeping him comfortable and possibly saving his life in hot weather. Heat Stroke in Dogs When we get hot, we sweat. Sweating … Continue reading

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How to Safely Walk your Dog at Night

  Even though summer is drawing to a close and the days are getting shorter, many dog owners still enjoy walking their dogs at night. Whether it’s to beat the heat, or you just enjoy the peacefulness the nighttime atmosphere brings, walking with your dog at night is an enjoyable experience for you both. Keep the following tips in mind to safely walk your dog at night. Be Visible Walking your dog at night requires that you and your dog be visible to others, especially if you’re walking on the street. It can be difficult for drivers to see you … Continue reading

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How to Walk Multiple Dogs with One Leash

Dog owners who have more than one dog often ask us, “How can I walk both of my dogs at the same time?” This question has been asked so many times, we’ve lost count, but the good news is, we have a solution that enables you walk all of your dogs – even if you have three or four – safely and easily. With the right kind of leash combined with a coupler, you can walk multiple dogs at once without worry of tangle or stress.  Even if you have one dog that walks well on a leash and one … Continue reading

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