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

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Tips for caring for your dog this winter

Tips for caring for your dog this winter

For some people, cold weather is regarded as a mere nuisance; for others, it’s a fun time filled with winter joys. Whatever your position is, one thing remains the same for all of us with dogs: it’s a time when our beloved pets need a little extra care to ensure their comfort and health.

Winter sweaters

While dogs and cats have fur, they are warm-blooded and not immune to temperature changes. This means they can benefit from an extra layer for warmth. If your dog is small and short-haired, he’s likely sensitive to the cold. The same goes for older pets and those that may be ill.  

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Things to do with your dog in autumn

Things To Do With Your Dog This Autumn

Autumn is here and also the common talk about what to do with our dogs during the colder months ahead.  Just because the temperature drops it does not mean we cannot amuse ourselves and our furry friends. We do not have to stay indoors because there are lots of things we can do with our pets.

Walks

It is a classic and also very healthy activity. We can try new locations, explore new neighborhoods, or even take our dog for a scenic hike. Your dog will love the new smells and you might find little gems that you never knew existed. We love going for a walk to Echo Lake Park (Mountainside, NJ) or South Mountain Reservation (Essex County, NJ)

Play dates

Interaction with other animals is very important to a dog’s psyche, and seeing a familiar pooch will make them happy and give them something outside their routine to enjoy.  

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Tips for taking your dog to the beach

Tips for taking your dog to the beach

Along summer many of us are excited to bring our dogs to the beach! Whether your favorite beach is around east or west coast or by a lake, read on these tips before taking your dog to the beach.

  • Be sure you choose a dog-friendly beach spot.
  • Teach your dog to swim.
  • Look for fresh water and shade.
  • Try to find a calm water area far from long waves, boats, boards, or jet skis that could scare your dog.

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TIPS TO WALK A DOG IN THE SNOW

TIPS TO WALK A DOG IN THE SNOW

It is winter and it is very cold! Yes, but if our dogs are used to being walked daily, we have to continue with their routine because a well-exercised dog lives longer and suffers from fewer health problems.  

Our pets love walking and playing in the snow, but we have to take special care of them. To keep our happy dogs safe during cold weather, we follow these advises we would like to share with you:

Know the limits:  Cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. We have to be aware of our pet’s tolerance for cold weather and adjust accordingly. We will probably need to shorten dog’s walks to protect them from weather-associated health risks. We recommend consulting your veterinarian to determine your pet’s temperature limits.

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