Summer is a season that most people want to get outside and spend lots of time in the sun. However - since the days are also longer and hotter than at any other time - it is also a season that puts Fido most at risk for Heatstroke and Hyperthermia.
Summer, with its long hot days, is a season that tends to bring out the adventurer in us. For dog owners going camping, sight-seeing, and memory-making, it’s important to make sure that Fido stays safe and has fun. To ensure your summer journeys with your special K9 are stress free, here are seven steps to getting your pooch ready to hit the road as your summer side kick.
As summer approaches, most dog owners start to envision long days spent strolling in the park and having picnics on the beach with their canine bestie – especially if they’ve already got a strong bond that has stood the test of time over many years. Owning a golden oldie is a wonderful experience. Once your dog reaches senior status, you know each other extremely well and often you will have a better relationship then when you were grappling with the chaos ofpuppyhood.
Although many people have emergency preparedness kits for the humans of the household (click this link if you don’t yet), it is unfortunately all too common that the four-legged members get forgotten until an emergency happens.
Most of the time, being a dog owner is really great. You don’t have to clean up food that falls on the floor, you have a snuggly ball of fur who warms up your bed for you, and you get greeted with sincere enthusiasm even if you only ran to the store to get milk and were gone for 15mins. However, there is one downside to being a dog owner that feline filled families don’t have to contend with – walks outside when the temperature is close to zero and the rain is coming down so hard that you realize walking your dog might require a wet suit. Although I can’t change the weather or how much energy your dog has, Icanoffer some suggestions for dogs (and homes) big and small to entertain, exercise, and avoid going outside for an extensive walk!
If you’re a dog owner, you’ve most likely dealt with doggy runs. Whether they keep you up all night going out every hour, or they leave you a little something extra special on the rug when you come home, you might be interested in this home-remedy to help speed up your dog’s recovery to firm stools that make for easier clean-ups.
Unfortunately, most pet food manufacturers really don’t make it easy on you to figure out what's actually beneficial for your pet to eat. Being committed and savvy is all part of being a great pet parent, and by doing the calculations, you can actually figure out what pet food companies are really adding. And the math isn’t too tricky.