Saving Your Dog’s Paws with Snuggy Boots

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Is it hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk? Well, just think how that heat feels on your dog’s paws! In the above video, you can see some really alarming numbers about hot summer asphalt. Did you know an 85 degree day means 140 degree asphalt? By pressing your bare hand to the […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe On the Fourth of July

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The countdown is on to the holiday that so many dogs–and dog lovers–dread: the Fourth of July. This day of family fun ends in fireworks in so many locations and results in more pets running away than any other day of the year. Shelters are already bracing for the influx of lost dogs and cats […]

10 Travel Uses for Nutrish Tubs!

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Irie and Tiki go through a lot of Rachael Ray Nutrish® Naturally Delish™ wet food. As a result, we wind up with a LOT of plastic tubs, a reusable tub that also includes a lid. As the numbers began to stack up (I couldn’t make myself toss them), I decided to find a way to […]

Taking Your Dog to a Restaurant

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We love to dine out with Irie and Tiki whenever possible. It’s something we all enjoy, like yesterday’s lunch at Fredericksburg’s Altdorf restaurant. With two large dogs, it’s not always possible to take them but, as we learned in researching our Texas with Dogs guidebook, many restaurants are very accepting of large dogs on their […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Out of the Front Seat

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Think of distracted driving and you probably picture drivers on the phone, either talking or texting. (Don’t let me get started on that topic…) According to Distraction.gov, the official US government website about distracted driving, “At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving….” […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe on Memorial Day Weekend & Beyond

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Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the unofficial start of the summer travel season…for people AND their dogs. We all know that Memorial Day weekend presents its own special hazards thanks to an increased number of people on the road. We just returned from a getaway with Irie and Tiki so we could squeeze in one […]

Keeping Muddy Paw Prints Out of Your Car #Kurgo

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We have to say that we’ve been strangers to mud the past few years…for the most part. Texas has been in a record drought so rainy days have been few…and VERY far…between. This week, though, we got some rain. It was such a novelty that our six-month-old kitten Lucky ran to the window, staring out […]

Why You Should Introduce Your Dog to Skype

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Would you like to keep an eye on your dog while you’re at work or away? Would you like your friends overseas to be able to “meet” your dog? Or would you like an easy way to communicate with your pet sitter while you’re traveling? We found many great reasons to make sure you’ve got […]

Packing for Flying with Your Dog

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Last year during the writing of DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs, we met up with Rachel Phelps and Preston of PrestonSpeaks.com at some of our favorite Texas destinations for some fun photo shoots. We photographed Preston in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Fort Worth when they were in the Lone Star State for an Amazing Pet […]

Packing For Your Dog

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We’re into packing lists. In our 20 years of guidebook travel, we always, always had a packing list, usually divided up by day so we’d have what we needed for different portions of our assignment. Along with a per-trip list, we also kept a standard list in our suitcases, items we knew we needed to […]

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