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6 Tips for Safe Autumn Dog Walks

This post is sponsored by Paws for a Cause, a family-owned company featuring USA-made products for you and your dog. Fall may be my very favorite time of the year. After a long (long!) hot summer, the first cool days reenergize me. I’m ready for long dog walks exploring both our favorite trails and ones […]

8 Household Items to Keep Away from Your Dog

Do you have a dog that you keep inside your home? If so, you know that these pets can often make a mess by chewing on household items and getting into other things that they shouldn’t. Although this can be an annoyance to animal owners, it can also be dangerous for your canine. Even if […]

Why You Need Lighted Dog Gear

During the summer months, our evening walk turns into almost a night walk because of the heat. It’s often still 90 degrees at 8pm here so we wait…and wait…for temperatures to cool before we head off on the evening walk. Of course, that means not only is the heat dissipating, but so is the light. […]

Is Your Dog at Risk from Killer Bees?

At our house, we have an important rule: no mowing unless we’re both home and the dogs are in the house. The reason is simple: the sound of the mower can aggravate killer bees, if they’re present in the area, and cause them to attack. There have been several deaths and numerous attacks in Texas, […]

5 Tips to #PreventLostPets

As you probably know from our Pet Holiday calendar, July is Lost Pet Prevention Month. The topic of lost pets is one that’s very dear to me. My very first dog, Henry, was lost and never recovered… These days, I’m somewhat of a lost dog magnet. If there’s a lost dog in the area, he […]

Summer Pet Safety Tips #TuesdayMorning

There’s no question that summer and pets go hand in paw. Summer’s relaxed schedule is perfect for long, lazy days with your pet doing nothing at all or action-packed vacation days you’ll remember forever. Whether you’re staying at home this summer with your pets or taking to the road for a dog-friendly vacation, be sure […]

Infographic: Summer Pet Safety Tips

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

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

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

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 […]

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