Getting a dog when you aren’t ready isn’t fair to you or the dog. Whether you’re a college student, single professional or a family of four, here are some questions you need to ask yourself before adding a furry companion to the mix:
Searching for a new puppy but don’t know how to start preparing your life for a fur baby? Here are four tips for puppy-proofing your home in no time:
As dogs age, they often deal with many of the same ailments that older humans endure, like arthritis, back and neck pain, diabetes and other causes of chronic pain. Medications and supplements can help, but acupuncture can also be a good option to control pain in older dogs.
The summer heat takes its toll on all of us – pets included! It’s common for dog owners to bring their companions along to run errands, but remember to be cautious, as the summer sun can be deadly. Consider these tips:
- Never leave your pet in a hot car – car temperatures rise much faster than outside temperatures
- Prevent burning paws by keeping them off hot asphalt – try to avoid walking during the hottest part of the day
- Make sure your dog always has access to fresh drinking water and shade
- Keep your dog cool this summer with their own “kiddie pool”
We often overlook our pets’ oral hygiene, but like humans, pets can get tartar buildup, too. Left untreated, dental disease can cause infections and tooth pain, and sometimes even organ damage.