Day Trip Safety with Your Dog


This post is brought to you by Kurgo, a company we rely on for many of our dog travel needs! As we told you about last month, John and I have been busily running around updating our Day Trips from Austin guidebook. The book focuses on trips within a two-hour drive of the city so […]

#Infographic: Identifying Treats and Toxins to Your Dog

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Trick or treat may be a favorite Halloween cry — but making sure you select foods and treats that are safe for your dog rather than toxic is a year-around worry. Some foods that are perfectly safe for humans including onions, grapes, and chocolate are toxic to our dogs. With Easter just around the corner, […]

10 Ways Your Dog Can Help a Child Develop Emotional Intelligence


We all know that dogs can teach us so much — but that learning extends to our children as well. Today we have a special guest post from child and parenting expert Denise Daniels offers 10 ways that dogs can help your child develop emotional intelligence (EQ) skills. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the process by […]

Should You Give Your Dog Marrow Bones?


Should you give your dog bones as a recreational chew? That’s definitely a bone of contention in the dog world! First, the easy answer: you should never give your dog cooked bones. The cooking process dehydrates the bones, making them far more likely to splinter and break. Splintered bones can puncture an organ and lead […]

Skype with Your Dog – Celebrity Style!


From signing autographs to attending red carpet premieres, the professional life of a globe-trotting celebrity may be glamorous, but it also means spending time apart from the dogs who play major roles in their personal lives. To keep in touch with their furry family members, Tinseltown stars have embarked on a new trend: bonding with […]

5 Tips for Safely Ordering Pet Products Online


Let’s face it: we’re all busy–and looking for ways to save both money and time. This need carries over into our pet supply purchases as well, with more and more pet parents turning to trusted online stores to help with pet treatment purchases for everything from nutritional supplements to fungicidal shampoos. Before your next online […]

Winter Slush: How to Keep Your Car Clean


This post is brought to you by Kurgo. As always, DogTipper only shares companies whose products we use with our own pets! Unlike many parts of the country, we don’t have snow here in Central Texas–but we have had plenty of mud and even ice this winter. Day after day of cold drizzle has left […]

Which Leash Should You Use?


Yes, we only have two dogs…but we probably have at least 20 leashes in our house! Besides the leashes that we use for twice-daily dog walks, we have specialty leashes for swimming, extra long leashes for training, glowing leashes for night walks, and more. We’ve written a new freelance article for about “Dog Leashes: […]

What’s Your Winter Dog Walking Routine?


Are you surrounded by snow right now? There were hints that we might, MIGHT get a few flurries this morning but they didn’t materialize. (Sometimes I think that Texas weathercasters just like to bring out that snow icon…) So, while today’s temperatures are chilly by our standards, our dog walk went on as usual. But […]

Do You Know the Flip, Check, Treat Routine? (video)

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Banfield Veterinarian Dr. Andrea Sanchez discusses the problem of dog dental disease and what pet owners can do to help prevent it in this exclusive video for National Pet Dental Health Month! Learn why dog dental health is no laughing matter, what to include in a dental care program, and how to include the “Flip, […]

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