What Chemicals Are in De-Icing Materials?


If you live in the Northeast, you’re all too well aware that a blizzard is coming. To keep cities moving as much as possible, cities put de-icing materials on streets and sidewalks. But just what is in those de-icing chemicals? Well, the answer varies. When we think of de-icing, we often picture this: THOSE de-icing […]

Getting Fit for #SuperDogSunday – When Activity Levels Are Limited


As our regular readers know, Irie and Tiki love to stay active. Whether on their twice-daily walks, a hilly hike on our land, a trip to the beach, or a day trip to an area lake, these girls like to be on the move. But, as you also know, on August 23, Irie tore her […]

Infographic: Winter Dog Care


As I write this, we’re preparing for a winter storm here. Living in Texas, we don’t have a fraction of the winter problems that many areas face but we’ve got a real possibility of ice and sleet in the coming days. Shelters are making plans to move all their dogs indoors, and the newscasters are […]

10 New Year’s #Resolutions for You and Your Dog!


The new year is upon us…so it’s time for those New Year’s Resolutions! We’ve got 10 suggestions below that we hope you’ll share (they all include a Pinterest Pin button) with your favorite dog lovers! Buckle Up: Resolve to take the time to safely secure your dog in the car on ALL car trips, regardless […]

Identifying Safe–and Dangerous–Treats [Infographic]


We all want our treats to be a TREAT for our dogs, but sadly those treats can turn into an emergency trip to the vet hospital if you choose poorly. We’re sharing an infographic from Vet-Medic.com with a quick and easy guide to what’s a treat…and what’s trouble. On the topic of rawhides, which you […]

Infographic: Holiday Dog Dangers


Christmas may be over but the dangers to our dogs continue as we enter another holiday week filled with more parties, holiday baking, and {shudder} fireworks. Next week, we’ll be bringing you more about helping your dog on New Year’s Eve; our Irie is extremely frightened of fireworks so we’ll be home and pulling out […]

10 Winter Dog Dangers


This post is sponsored by Snuggy Boots, an orthotic and footwear suspender system to protect your dog’s paws this winter. Let’s face it: winter weather is tough. Whether you’re simply facing colder temperatures, as we are here, or battling with snow and ice, winter is difficult on us all–and that includes our dogs. Here are […]

Treating Shelter Dogs This Season with #AlpoDogBiscuit


I was afforded this opportunity because I am part of the BlogPaws Professional Blogger Network. The Alpo dog biscuits were provided by NestleĢ Purina. DogTipper only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. The opinions in this post are my own. Are you looking for an inexpensive donation to your local shelter this […]

How to Photograph Your Dog This Holiday Season


This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are our own. As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors. The countdown is on the for the holidays! In our home, our furry family members are a huge part of our holiday celebrations. With no children in the house, Irie […]

Could Homemade Dough Ornaments Harm Your Dog?


It’s that time of the year again when we start seeing super cute tutorials for making salt dough ornaments for the tree. Children love to make them, they’re very inexpensive, and they provide a great way to preserve a memory, whether that’s a dog’s paw print or a child’s hand print. There’s only one problem: […]

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