Camping can be the best bonding experience you’ll have with your pet. To have a smooth and worry-free time hiking with your dog, make sure to tick everything off of this dog camping checklist!
Tips for Flying Safely with Your Dog Image source: pixabay.com under CC0 Creative Commons For dog lovers, when having a puppy or an adult one, they consider this pet a family member and want to bring him/her along to everywhere. However, going with your dog through a long distance is quite a complicated matter if you travel by plane. Many airlines agree to transport animals, but others do not. It is ...read the full article.
How Much Sleep Should My Dog Have As humans, it is common knowledge that we need about 8 hours of sleep per night, give or take an hour or so, to remain healthy, wealthy and wise. And as humans who are also dog owners, we probably don’t give much notice to how long or how often our four-legged friend sleeps. After all, they pretty much sleep when they want to, ...read the full article.
CANINE FLU Flu, flu Go Away! This time of year we are focused on getting our own flu shots, preparing our medicine cabinets for the cold months ahead, digging out our hot water bottles and buying boxes of tissue, but what about our furry friends? Protecting your best friend from canine influenza can be daunting. Until 2004, when an equine influenza virus was detected in greyhounds, many people didn’t even ...read the full article.
Zen-Pup Who doesn’t love a spa day? Pampering ourselves and feeling cleansed from head to toe, flushing out toxins and releasing anxiety, thus emerging renewed and revitalized. Wouldn’t our precious pooches agree? They love a good massage and even if they grudgingly go through the bath routine, they love the way they feel afterwards! So maybe it’s time to make their experience as relaxing and enjoyable as we do ours. ...read the full article.
Springtime Fun With Your Dog Well, we made it through the freezing temperatures, the Christmas mayhem, and the New Year’s celebrations. Our pups have been very patient and waiting to pounce. Tongues are wagging and begging for fresh air and the space to run free! No more cabin fever. So, let’s do it! Get outdoors and enjoy the scents of SPRINGTIME! Plan some fun activities and push yourself to think like a ...read the full article.
Your Pet’s Immune System This time of year, we have to be extra mindful of your pet’s immune system. Those extra holiday treats have possibly added a few inches to Fido’s waistline, as well as ours, and we aren’t the only ones who can catch a sneeze or cough when the winter winds blow. To keep your pet’s immune system in flu-fighting condition, you need to pay attention to your ...read the full article.
LOW-STRESS WAYS TO PLAY WITH YOUR SENIOR DOG Lindsay Pevny for Wiggleless As your beloved dog enters her senior years, a wise old glow will slowly replace her youthful spark. Her naps will get longer, and your adventure walks will be cut short. Still, she needs exercise and mental stimulation to keep her healthy. Gentle exercise prevents weight gain, which could put stress on her already-achy joints. Stimulating, yet calm ...read the full article.
Senior Dog Care Seasons of Change I love the changing of the seasons and even though we live in the very temperate state of CA, there is a certain smell and taste in the senses when fall arrives. Pumpkins pop out on porches and ghoulish delights hang from the oak trees. A full harvest array greets customers browsing shops from Santa Barbara to LA. It is a time of packing away ...read the full article.
Summer Fun With Your Dog Surf’s Up-Dog Living in Southern California has many advantages, one of which is living near the crashing waves year-round! Although it is fairly moderate in our area, we can’t escape the blistering heat waves that come crashing along as well however. During the summer months, keeping your pooch cool is a must – with or without his shades! Here are some fun-in-the-sun events to take ...read the full article.
Paralyzed Dog Care — Lessons I’ve Learned —written by guest blogger Sharon Seltzer As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m taking time to remember the special gifts in my life. While that sounds like a cliché, the most cherished time in my life was pretty unique because it was the five precious years I spent taking care of Sophie, my paralyzed dog. Being the caretaker of a paraplegic dog was a demanding job ...read the full article.
Camping With Dogs It’s that time of year again when the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler. This happens to be one of my favorite times of the year to go camping! And camping with dogs is even more fun than without! The temperature is just right –days are warm and nights are cool. These days, my dogs love to camp as much as I do. For years, we’ve ...read the full article.