Tips & Advice
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.
As flowers bloom and temperatures warm, it’s only natural to want to spend more time outside with your furry friend. But clean air and sunshine means pollen, plants, bugs, and dirt – and a host of potential health and safety issues to be aware of. A little prevention goes a long way, so speak with your vet and follow these easy safety tips to enjoy spring in all its blossoming, blue-skied glory with your pup!
The bond between dog and human is truly special. Pups are not only sources of joy and treasured members of our families, but also nonjudgmental sources of unconditional love. It’s no wonder we feel the urge to lavish them with affection and attention!
But years of experience have taught us something hard to believe: it can be possible to love your dog too much. Even the most passionate dog lover should know the difference between loving and spoiling their furry friend – and how to express affection in positive ways that don’t reinforce bad habits.
Welcome to Bark Busters’ 2020 Gift Guide! We’ve sniffed the internet for the best 14 gifts for any pooch and pet parent: fun, practical, and everything in between.
The holidays are upon us! This year’s celebrations might look a little different than usual, but we’ve got you covered with tips for a safe (and even relaxing!) journey should you and your pooch hit the road.