Pet owners tend to treat their animals as a member of the family – another child. The Internal Revenue Service, on the other hand, doesn’t see them as such. Instead, the agency considers that what you typically spend on your pet is a personal expense. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t claim a tax deduction on your pet, but you better be able to back up the deduction if asked to. So, what are some possible tax breaks you can get from your animal?
TIPS FOR YOUR DOG IN THE FALL SEASON Fall Is Upon Us: 8 Steps to Prep Your Pup! Fall is a favorite time of year for many. The color of the leaves seem to change as fast as the temperature and this means it’s time to prepare yourself, and your pup, for the season ahead. As nature begins her beautiful transition from the heat of the summer to the crisp ...read the full article.
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.
Crate Training, Dos and Don’ts 7 Dos and Don’ts On Crate Training Your Puppy Crate training, when done right, is a tool that can help your dog feel safe while also enabling you to teach her the house rules. Yay, everyone wins! It’s important to go through this process the right way, however (not to mention, armed with lots of patience!) So, with that in mind, here are 7 dos ...read the full article.
Caring For Senior Dogs Have you heard of the Dane term Hygge- visit http://www.visitdenmark.com/hygge (pronounced Hooga)? I embrace this “feeling” when I’m with all my dogs but Bruisy (now 12+) especially. Hooga means “the recipe for a better life”. Clearly my life is better because of my dogs. Bruisy and I are as thick as thieves. I think Hygge defines how I feel about my life with Walter, Sherm and ...read the full article.
Pet Gear Lab Food Chart For Dogs Pet Gear Lab Food Chart For Dogs For most people feeding your dog is simply a matter of grabbing the dry kibble, putting some water in the bowl and hope that your pup loves it. There is, however, a new movement of feeding dogs a raw diet or supplementing their diets with fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat. Of course, dogs evolved from wolves, ...read the full article.
WIGGLELESS DOG BACK BRACE AND IVDD Rocket Hitchcock is a 7-year-old Schnauzer/Terrier mix. His hobbies include going for investigative strolls in the neighborhood, playing long games of low-intensity chase with members of his toy collection and convincing us (his two dads) that he has not had enough bacon treats and that we should really do something to remedy the situation. During the first few years of his life, we noticed ...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.
The Wolf Among Us: PART III How Bigby Got His Lucky Break The next day, I returned in the evening to Carson Shelter with cupcakes in hand. This time, I was done with the paperwork within ten minutes. A volunteer — part of the same group who had gotten us to come there in the first place — filmed Bigby’s “Freedom Walk” out to my Civic. I opened the door, ...read the full article.
The Wolf Among Us: PART II How Bigby Got His Lucky Break One night, as I was ticking through the shared Google Document we had made to keep track of our potential pulls, sadly deleting rows formerly reserved by dogs who had now been adopted or euthanized since last check, I heard my phone vibrate. I looked up to see my co-worker’s name briefly flash across the screen. I unlocked ...read the full article.
The Wolf Among Us PART I How Bigby Got His Lucky Break They say you never forget your first. Your first kiss, your first love, your first car. Firsts are fleeting, but they often last us a lifetime. For those lucky enough to call ourselves animal rescuers — legitimate, certified rescuers who have been properly trained and run healthy operations — you certainly never forget the first animal you rescue ...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.