Dogs left alone at home for long hours offer suffer from “cabin fever,” leading to stress and anxiety. Daily walks allow a dog to blow off steam that might otherwise be acted out by such negative behaviors.
Even if you have a backyard for your pet to play in, there is no substitute for a nice long walk or a romp at a park. Dogs are great explorers and whether you are walking around the neighborhood, on country road or a in a mall, your dog will benefit physically and mentally.
Whatever size your friend is regular exercise is essential. However, you do need to take your dog’s age and health into consideration. Always check with your vet if you’re not sure of the distance your pet can handle on a daily walk. Continue reading
Although for a lot of people Christmas holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, these days are also the busiest. However, while preparing for feasts, fun, and family visits, we shouldn’t forget our pets. Because they need us to stay happy and healthy during the festivities, we would like to share with you some holiday pet tips to keep our furry friends jolly.
Create a quiet space
The stress of holidays may cause our dogs to be a little stressed, shy, or unenthusiastic. Find or create a quiet place in your home where you pet can relax with blankets, fresh water, and toys, away from the festivities. It may also help to walk them before having people over so they will be more relaxed.
Limit the special treats
If you decide to lightly indulge your dog or cat, stick to tiny pieces of lean, well-cooked, unseasoned meat or vegetables. Avoid cooked bones, fat trimmings, rich gravy, dessert leftovers and chocolate, as well as anything that contains onions or raisins. Continue reading
These days, more pet owners than ever are opting to travel with their furry companions. With the coming holiday travel season, it’s a good time to consider expert advice to consider whether four-legged loved ones should fly at all.
Can some animals travel safely, either in the cabin or the belly of an aircraft? Yes, but the American Humane Association advises: “As a general rule, puppies and kittens, sick animals, animals in heat and frail or pregnant animals should not travel by air.” Furthermore, the Humane Society of the United States warns since air travel is particularly dangerous for animals with ‘pushed-in’ faces, such as bulldogs; some airlines will not accept them.
During holiday season, some regions of the United States will be too cold for pet travel, while other regions will be too hot, making the booking process quite difficult. Minimum and maximum temperature guidelines apply, and they also apply to connecting cities along the way. Continue reading
Autumn is the favorite season of a big deal of people and their pets. It’s still warm, but you can feel a difference in the air. You can step outside without being suffocated from the heat and humidity and leaves start changing and falling.
Having a dog in the fall can be awesome and this season can be irresistible for them. There are some reasons why:
More and longer walks: There’s nothing worse than walking your dog when it’s 99 degrees with 90% humidity. Once the cool air arrives, you probably can’t stand staying indoors! Continue reading
“While any month is a great month to adopt a dog from your local animal shelter, the month of October holds a slight edge over all the others. Since 1981, the American Humane Association (americanhumane.org) has celebrated “Adopt a Dog Month” in October, and as the organization has for 35 years, it encourages animal lovers to “save lives and enhance their own lives by adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue group.”
AHA established the event to draw attention to the wonderful variety of dogs available at animal shelters and through rescue organizations. As the organization’s website states, a local shelter “is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality—all waiting for a loving home.” Continue reading
Some people ask us if Halloween is such fun for them and their children, why their dogs wouldn’t enjoy going trick-or-treating too.
If your dog is a social butterfly with a history of being unfazed by new and strange things, then going trick-or-treating should be a walk in the park. However, if your dog is shy, afraid of new people, children, and strange noises, they will not enjoy being out on this night. Actually, the nicest way for them to spend the evening will be at home in a quiet room. Continue reading
It is not very common, but there are spas and resorts that cater to guests with pets. Typically, you are allowed to bring your pet and stay in a special room. Some of these places even offer pet massages and other services especially for our furry friends.
However, it is really no surprise that more and more resorts and spas are offering accommodations and special spa treatments for people and their pets, considering that Americans spend more than $60 million on them each year and an increasing number of people travel with pets. Continue reading
“In America, 54.4 million households own at least one dog, according to the 2015–2016 American Pet Products Association survey, and making sure you have the very best for your dog – space to run, grass to sniff, and lots of other nice dogs to play with – is a major factor for many of us in determining where we’ll live.
It turns out some cities are just better for having a dog. And this are the top ten cities for dogs – and their owners – in The US: