There are a lot of human food items that can be safely given to dogs. Peanut butter is definitely one of them. Dogs seem to love them too and thus they make awesome snacks, in-between meals. However, not all peanut butter is made using the same ingredients. Some contain added oils while others may hide artificial sweeteners and sugar. In fact, some store-bought peanut butter products can potentially kill your dog. These products contain an ingredient called xylitol. While xylitol is perfectly safe for humans, this artificial sweetener is highly toxic to dogs. This is why it’s never a good idea to just give your dog a spoonful without checking the label. Read more
Dogs can lift our moods in an instant. When we get home after a tough day at work, they are right there greeting us at the door. They’re are always ready to shower us with love and they take away our stress one lick at a time. For these reasons and more, a pet dog often becomes a member of the family. Much like humans, they deserve love, affection, and attention. As a pet parent, you also need to take care of their three major needs, diet, exercise, and shelter. If you just got a puppy home and you are not sure if you are ready to take on the responsibility then you have come to the right place. In this post, we will leave you with 3 fundamental things you need to do to become a great pet parent. Read more
If you are thinking about adopting an older dog, instead of getting a young puppy, then it can be such a rewarding time. But with the fact that the dog could be older, as well as already lead quite a difficult life, can bring with it different challenges than if you had a puppy right from birth. But don’t let that put you off! Adopted dogs can be so loving, and really crave the love and warmth of a family. So it can be a lovely thing to do. To help you prepare, here are some tips to help you get your relationship and life with your new pet off on the right foot. Read more
We all age, it’s a fact of life we cannot escape from. The same is true of your pet dog, and as he gets into his senior years, you will notice changes. Arthritis can become a problem, and you will notice this if your dog tires quicker when you take him out on the daily walk. There may also be issues around weight-loss, and this is symptomatic of dental disease and other health conditions, such as heart and kidney disease. Alternatively, you may also see a gain in weight, especially if your dog no longer enjoys exercise as much as he used to. So, what can you do to care for your dog in his advancing years? Here are a few tips to make your dog’s life as comfortable as possible.
Having a dog as part of the family from their puppy days is a great way to introduce responsibility and love. Your children can grow up playing, training and learning with their pup and you can watch powerful bonds unfold in front of you. When your children are growing up, you watch their changes from a distance and you support them when they need you to. While that is happening, are you watching your dog? Read more
The 4 Best Christmas Presents for Dogs
We are a nation of dog lovers, with around 44 percent of all households in the US owning a pet pooch. That’s a staggering 78 million dogs. So it should come as no surprise that, since they are one of the family, we also love to treat them at Christmas to something special. So what can you buy the dog in your life to make their Christmas a happy one? Read more
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Much like humans, dogs can get sick. There are a range of illnesses and diseases that a dog might get in its lifetime. That is why as a dog owner, it is your responsibility to know what these might be and catch the symptoms as early as possible. You should already be registered with a vet, but if you are not then you need to go register as soon as possible.
3 Basic Leash Skills You Should Teach Your Dog
All dogs – no matter their breed, size, age or lifestyle – benefit greatly from being taken out to walks on a regular basis. Not only does this activity help them get their exercise, but it also helps them get their energy and stress levels down so they’re calmer and more relaxed when it’s finally time for bed. Read more
A dog can be a wonderful and loyal companion. They don’t answer back, well they might bark back, but that’s okay. They love playing in the park and they will happily watch a trashy cable show with you. They really are a man and woman’s best friend. However, they can also be demanding. Yes, they might shower you in love but are you really ready for the responsibility. They are just like a furry baby. If you get a puppy then you will have sleepless nights. You may also find that everything and anything in your house is chewed. Read more
Owning a pet is one of life’s simplest pleasures. The comfort a loyal animal can give you can make you feel secure, safe and loved, and that’s all that most people want in life. Whether you own a loyal dog or an independent cat, your life can be completed by the presence of a pet to love. Dogs are often held in higher esteem than cats, due to how well they protect their owners. But you should never underestimate the power of a purring kitty! They may not bark with an intruder in the house, but they can show you just as much love and affection as a dog can. Read more