Planning a summer road trip, or just lots of weekends camping and visiting loved ones with your dog? Time spent travelling in your car, or anywhere out and about can be risky for your dog. Millions of dogs and cats are hit and killed by cars each year, and unrestrained animals riding in a car can be injured (or injure you), even in low-speed accidents.
Bathing a dog is quite an adventure for the both of you, but bathing a senior dog, who may have certain health issues, can be a challenge. Added care and planning must be taken into consideration to ensure that bath time is both safe and as enjoyable as possible for the both of you.
Your pet is a unique individual with their own abilities, personality, wants, and needs. Part of keeping them happy and healthy is making sure that you choose the diet, supplements, exercise program, and overall daily care that is best for your special dog or cat.
As better care allows our pets to live longer, we want to make sure that our dogs have a great quality of life in their golden years. There are many ways to make sure that your pet’s physical body stays in the best shape possible, but what about their mind? One way that you can ensure that your pet’s brain stays strong is by considering what you are feeding them – both their daily diet and supplements. The right combination can lead to a happy and healthy companion.
Do you have your recommended dental appointments scheduled for this year? How about for your dog or cat? February is Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s an important reminder that just like you, your pets can experience plaque and tartar build up that can eventually lead to periodontal disease.
Big dogs like German Shepherds, Labrador and Golden Retrievers, Newfoundlands, Great Pyrenees, Mastiffs, Great Danes, and mutts comprised of these breeds have many wonderful qualities, and a few unique care requirements. One of those special considerations is making sure that you choose the right food for these large or “giant” breeds. Though many of them are as loving as a lap dog, these gentle giants need a slightly different diet than their smaller cousins.
When you try to walk your dog, are they actually walking you? Do you have to confine them frequently due to bad behavior like jumping up or not listening to you? If you are ready to make a positive change in your dog’s behavior (and your relationship with them), now is the time: January 2017 is the seventh annual National Train Your Dog Month.
What if you could find a personal trainer who will never cancel an appointment, is ready to exercise whenever you are, and works for free?
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to get more exercise? This is a common goal due to the fact that exercise holds many physical and even mental health benefits. Coincidentally, January is National Walk Your Dog Month: the fitness partner that you need to keep your resolution just may be sitting next to you right now.
Finding the right veterinarian is important due to the fact that they will help you make many significant decisions about your pet’s care. Looking for a new vet, whether you moved or an old favorite retired, is a process that you should devote some time to.