#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 […]

10 Winter Dog Dangers

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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 […]

Infographic: Autumn Dangers to Your Dog’s Paws

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Fall is definitely in the air here now, and the cooler temperatures make us want to linger on our morning and evening walks. As Irie continues to progress after her ACL surgery, we’re now up to two 25-minute walks per day. She’s also able to walk on an incline so we’re able to hike uphill, […]

Infographic: Pet Proofing Your Home

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We all know it’s important to puppy proof a home…but sometimes, once our dogs are out of that chewing stage, we forget that there are still so many potential hazards around the house. Today we wanted to share this special infographic from Trade Price Tiles about dangers in your home:

Protecting Your Dog’s Paws on an Escalator

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  Recently the San Francisco SPCA sent us a warning about a hazard that we know might surprise some pet parents: escalators. The warning noted that two SF SPCA hospitals, in the Mission and Pacific Heights, regularly receive emergency visits for escalator-related injuries. Dogs’ paws can get caught between the moving escalator steps, leading to […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe Near Water

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As we continue this week’s staycation plans with Irie and Tiki, we wanted to share with you an important infographic from Trupanion.com. (We know you’ve heard us speak about Trupanion in the past; both Irie and Tiki are insured through this health insurance company.) Whether your next water adventure takes you and your dog to […]

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