9 Pool Safety Tips for Dogs
As the weather continues to warm a lot of pup parents will want to enjoy a bit of sun and swim with our furry pals. But before you bust out those umbrellas and floaties make sure you and your pup are caught up on some safety tips to make every poolside day as safe as they can be!
Packing an Emergency Go-Bag for Your Dog
Disasters, natural or man made, can strike at any moment whether it’s a fire, tornado, hurricane, or earthquake. We might be well prepared in terms of our human family members; however, we often forget that our dogs often have different needs and might not be as prepared when disaster strikes. Here are just a few items you should consider packing in those all important emergency go-bags for your pups.
6 Ways to Protect Your Dog's Paws Year Round
Whether you are still experiencing the cold of winter or starting to enjoy the warm sun, paw care is an important concern for many dog owners. Walking on hot or ice cold pavements can cause injury or irritations, but there are a few ways to keep your pooch’s paws safe from the elements.
6 Tips for Finding (and Keeping) the Right Dog Walker You'll Wish You'd Known Sooner
The search for the perfect dog walker isn’t easy and there are many factors to consider, especially whether or not your dogs liked the person that would be walking them. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you find the best dog walker for your furry pals.
4 Activities for Keeping Your Senior Dog's Brain Sharp
As our dogs age it becomes increasingly important to exercise their brains as well as their bodies. As dogs age they may show signs of slowing down including sleeping more and general inactivity. Mental exercises and stimulation are actually very easy to do and can further cement the bond between you and your dog well into old age. Read on for a few easy, every day brain activities you can do with senior (and young) dogs!
How to Deal with Your Picky Eater- Dog Edition
When we first adopted Watson almost two years ago we had no idea what we would be in store for. We soon found out that he is the pickiest of picky eaters. He was about a pound underweight which is a lot for a small dog who’s healthy body weight is six pounds and would barely eat and vomit due to an empty stomach. We worked with Watson’s vet to try and find a healthy dog food he would eat. We tried every combination of store bought kibble and wet food, but to no avail. Eventually the vet advised that we cook every meal for him and so we did for about the first year and a half, but luckily, and a little bit on accident, we discovered that he would eat a freeze dried, raw dog food. Watson still isn’t a huge fan of food, and as such we are constantly finding new ways to keep him interested in his meals. We know that there are a lot of dog moms and dads out there that are going through the same struggles and so we thought we would share just a few of the tips and tricks we have tried over the last couple of years.
5 Fun Ways to Get Fit with Your Dog that Doesn't Require Running a Marathon
Who says your daily workout has to be limited to your local gym? You can work up a sweat and have fun by recruiting your very own four-legged workout partner. Not only is regular exercise good for humans but provides a lot of mental and physical benefits to your pooch. Exercising also releases endorphins and helps maintain a healthy weight while also improving your dog’s coordination, balance, and strength. And you have the added benefit of a non-judgemental workout buddy! Here are just a few easy and fun things you can do with your dog to get in shape that doesn’t involve running a marathon.
The 5 Biggest Myths About Dogs and Where They Came From
Over the years there have been a number of myths about dogs. Some have been around for centuries and others are more recent. In either case here are 5 of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to our furry family members.
San Francisco's Sandy Retreats for Your Pup
With the weather starting to improve on the West Coast and the weekend around the corner it’s time to start hitting the beach with your favorite four-legged friend. Dog friendly beaches can be a great place to spend quality time with your pooch. Not only can he run freely off leash in a stimulating environment but you can enjoy a walk along the shore. So whether you are a local or visiting from out of town check out the list of some of our favorite dog friendly beaches in San Francisco.
Dog Park Etiquette Basics
As the snow starts to melt and the flowers start to bloom it’s time to get out to the dog park again! Yippee! Fido...
10 Clever Rainy (or Snow) Day Activities to Keep Your Dog Busy
Clever rainy and snow day activities to keep your dog busy indoors. Keep your dog entertained with these awesome ideas for indoor games and activities including dog massage, indoor agility training, dog photo shoots, and indoor hide and seek!