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

Summer Dog Care for New Dog Owners

dog care in summerTo a new dog owner, dog care can seem fairly straight forward. Dogs need food, shelter, love, exercise and medical care. What many new dog owners don’t realize is that dog care changes as the seasons change. Although the basics of dog care remain the same, the details can change throughout the year.

As spring turns to summer, new dog owners have a responsibility to learn about the nuances of summer dog care. These tips can help. Read more Summer Dog Care for New Dog Owners

How to Pick the Best Dog Breed for Your Lifestyle

Best Dog Breed for Your LifestyleSomeone who spends their days wishing for a wagging tail to be greeting them at the door might be ready to take the next big step and adopt a dog. However, not every dog breed is right for every person. An aspiring pet owner should take the time to evaluate their current living situation. Then they should compare that with the needs and characteristics of the dog breed they are considering.

This guide will help explain the best ways to pick the right dog breed for any lifestyle.

Consider Availability

Adopting a dog is a major time commitment. So any new pet owner must be ready to spend time helping their pet adjust to life within their home. Read more How to Pick the Best Dog Breed for Your Lifestyle

Hypoallergenic Dogs: A Guide For People With Dog Allergies

Hypoallergenic Dogs: A Guide For People With Dog AllergiesIt’s believed that as much as 10 percent of the population is allergic to dogs. What they don’t realize is that they could have a dog if they picked the right animal. If you’re a person with allergies and you love dogs, there is a way for you to have the pet you’ve always wanted. You could buy a hypoallergenic dog. This FAQ will explain hypoallergenic dogs a little bit better, so you can decide if this type of animal is the right choice for you.

What causes a person to be allergic to dogs?

Most people who are allergic to dogs are allergic to the protein in dog saliva. This protein is also excreted through the skin. Read more Hypoallergenic Dogs: A Guide For People With Dog Allergies

6 Steps to Take Before Adopting a Dog From an Animal Shelter

How to adopt a dog from a shelter

Picking a reputable pet rescue or pet shelter when adopting a dog can be a stressful experience. After all, the shelter a person chooses when adopting a dog may have an impact on which pet is adopted. Knowing how to look for a shelter and what to look for is important. These six steps will help you adopt that special pet from a shelter or adoption agency:

  • Do the Research
  • Browse their Website
  • Know Shelter Requirements
  • Get References & Referrals
  • Talk to Your Vet
  • Get to Know Shelter Workers

Read more 6 Steps to Take Before Adopting a Dog From an Animal Shelter

6 Ways to Know if You Have a Healthy Dog

healthy dogMost dog owners want their dog to be healthy and happy. But how can a dog owner know if you have a healthy dog without going to the vet? Here are 6 easy ways to check to see if your dog or puppy is healthy and happy.

1. Check Your Dog’s Hair, Coat and Skin

One of the most important things about your dog is their coat! A healthy coat of hair should be shiny, glossy and pliable to the touch – no dry and brittle hairs. The hair should also be free from any dandruff while the overall coat should be complete; no bald spots or places where the hair is thinning excessively. Read more 6 Ways to Know if You Have a Healthy Dog