Introducing a new dog to your dog

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If you have a dog and a new one will be entering or visiting your home, there are things you can do to ensure that the meeting goes off without a hitch.

There are several ways to help your dog accept new pets; however, it could take several days and even months:   

To integrate two animals successfully, you need to start slowly. First, plan to have the dogs meet on neutral ground. Choose a place where neither dog is likely to feel territorial. Continue reading

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Ways to exercise your dog

HAPPY DOG PAWS. EXERCISE YOUR DOG

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

8 tips for happy holidays with your dog

HAPPY DOG PAWS. HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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

What we need to know about travelling with pets

Travelling with pets

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

Why fall can be irresistible for dogs, and their owners

Why fall can be irresistible for dogs

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

Did you know it?: October is dog adoption month

OCTOBER: ADOPT A DOG

“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 celebratedAdopt a Dog Monthin 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

Trick-or-Treat! with your dog

Celebrating Halloween with your dog

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

Top 10 American cities for dogs  

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“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:

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10 things we can do to protect our dog in the summer

10 things we can do to protect our dog in the summer

The summer months can be uncomfortable – even dangerous – for pets and people, but we can help you keep your pets cool this summer. You just have to follow these tips for helping your dog to stay healthy and comfortable when the heat is on.  

  • Take walks during the cooler hours of the day and adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature.
  • Limit exercise on hot days and be especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, which are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets, which typically have difficulty breathing.

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