Infographic: Summer Pet Safety Tips

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Summer is definitely a time of fun in the sun with our dogs — but it’s a time when there are doggie dangers to be aware of as well. Today we wanted to share this important infographic from ASPCA regarding dangers your dog faces during these summer months including: Fireworks & Thunderstorms: Loud noises like […]

Preparing for a Tropical Storm — Keeping Your Pets Safe

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Well, just a few short weeks after the flooding in our area on Memorial Day weekend, we’re once again preparing for flooding rains tonight with the arrival of Tropical Storm Bill. The storm isn’t predicted to be too big in terms of wind damage (although we are under a tornado watch right now) but is […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe with Lighted Collar During Emergency Weather Situations

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This post is sponsored by Canine Care Products. As you know from the news reports, this has been a long, long week in Central Texas. We spent much of last Saturday night up and listening to weather broadcasts and receiving tornado and flash flood warnings. In this part of the state, very few people have […]

10 Plants to Remove from Your Dog’s Yard

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I have to admit that I love sago palms. I love the look of them and the tropical feel they give a yard. But we don’t have a sago palm — and we’ll never have a sago palm — because they’re deadly to dogs. One of many, many toxic plants you’ll find on the ASPCA […]

Does Your Dog Need a Life Jacket?

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This post is sponsored by Canine Care Products. Swimming seems as easy and natural to a dog as, well, dog paddling, right? Wrong. Not all dogs can swim and, of those who can, not all are good swimmers. And even good swimmers can find themselves in situations that challenge their swimming abilities. Which Dogs Have […]

#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, […]

Should You Give Your Dog Marrow Bones?

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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 […]

What’s Your Winter Dog Walking Routine?

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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 […]

What Chemicals Are in De-Icing Materials?

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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 […]

Infographic: Winter Dog Care

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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 […]

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