Why Your Dog Needs a Leash on Walks

dogs-need-leashesDog collars and leashes are important for any dog owner. When walking or controlling a dog, a proper dog neck restraint, using a leash or collar, is important. Certain dog and leash collars also have many colors, styles and personalizations. It’s important that they are made well, with heavy construction. Using the proper dog restraint is important with older dogs, especially those with dog hip and joint pain, so as to not aggregate the areas of dog pain.

When buying a dog leash, harness or vest halter, know what you are going to use it for. In other words, is it for your casual evening stroll? Or is it being bought for your best friend to run along side, behind or in front as you jog or bicycle? Many time, dog owners will buy two different styles, depending on their needs. Regardless, don’t forget to take the harness off and let the dog run free occasionally. It’s great exercise and fun for him or her! Read more Why Your Dog Needs a Leash on Walks

Tips for Boarding Your Pets During the Holiday Season

holiday dog boardingGoing out of town or traveling can be a rather dramatic action for both pet owners and their pets. Most owners would prefer having a trusted family member or friend swing by so they can preserve the pet’s routine.

But unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. (This is especially true over the holidays when practically everyone has made special plans.) So if the regular pet-sitter just can’t swing it this year, pet owners should consider these tips for smarter boarding. 

Plan Ahead 

Kennels and pet hotels will fill up quickly around the holidays and the last thing a pet owner needs is to be stuck with a facility that has seen better days. Read more Tips for Boarding Your Pets During the Holiday Season

Traveling With Dogs This Summer? Follow These Tips

Travel with a dogTraveling with your dog can be a fun bonding experience, but dogs also make traveling complicated.

These tips can help you have a more enjoyable and less chaotic travel experience when you go on holiday with your dog.

Keep Your Dog Medically Covered

If your dog is on medicine, refill the prescription before leaving. Read more Traveling With Dogs This Summer? Follow These Tips