Tips & Advice: Health
The holiday season is a joyful time to gather with family and friends, decorate around the home, and enjoy traditions old and new. While the season can sometimes get a little hectic for everyone, including our pets, don’t stress – we’ve got you covered with tips and tricks to make the holidays fun, safe, and festive for your dog and all its favorite humans.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that all family members can enjoy – including your dog. Follow these tips to make sure everyone can indulge and celebrate safely.
Halloween has something for everyone. Full of decorations, costumes, candy, and scary twists, it’s a festive evening for humans of all ages. But what’s fun for us can be confusing – and even dangerous – for our pets. Here are some tips to keep your pups safe and sound on the spookiest night of the year.
As summer winds down and school begins, everyone in the household – whether two- or four-legged – begins to adjust to new routines. Abrupt changes to day-to-day life can seriously affect our canine companions, however, who are creatures of habit. But with training and the right combination of food, shelter, and entertainment, everyone can quickly and smoothly adapt to the new normal.
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No matter how much we love our pets, the reality is they get older just like us. For many pup parents, it can be emotionally difficult to cope with the reality that the dog that brings so much joy to our lives isn't the same youthful puppy we brought home all those years ago. The fact is that we are likely to outlive our pets.
Summertime means plenty of indoor and outdoor fun. Whether you are lounging indoors or enjoying a barbeque, pool or beach trip, or campfire, humans and pups alike need to stay vigilant about fire. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says pets are responsible for over 1,000 house fires every year in the United States, and an estimated 40,000 pets die in fires each year, mostly from smoke inhalation. In addition, July and August have been the peak months for both the number of large wildfires and acres burned since 2000. A little preparation goes a long way for keeping the whole family safe, canine companion included.
Our dogs are important members of our families, so it’s only natural we want them to join us wherever we go. Whether that means a summer road trip or just errands around town, however, car travel can sometimes have some messy side effects for our pooches. Is it just motion sickness, or could it be something more?
It’s finally here! A summer full of barbeques, pool parties, vacations, and other fun in the sun is just beginning for humans and their canine companions. Here are the basics you need to know for a safe, summer season with your dog.
Americans love our dogs – and with nearly 90 million pups living in the U.S., there’s plenty of canine love to go around. But no matter how well integrated they are into our families, dogs still bite: whether they feel protective, threatened, scared, or are simply excited and playful, it is a natural reaction to certain situations.