Puppy Care

  1. Keeping Fido Healthy: Dangerous People Foods for Dogs

    Keeping Fido Healthy: Dangerous People Foods for Dogs
    In our previous post, Feeding Fido: Safe People Food for Dogs, we gave a short list of what is -and is not- safe for your precious pooch to eat. This additional list of unsafe people foods for dogs is another quick reference of what to keep out of Fido's reach. These foods can make your pup very sick and many are toxic. Being diligent of what you have in front of your pup will keep them healthy and happy as well as give you peace of mind when you leave...
  2. Letter to Santa Paws | Free Printable

    Kids don't have all the fun - Get your pooch's wishes into Santa Paws before time runs out! Use this free Official Letter to Santa Paws so your furbabies are sure to get exactly what they want under the tree. Just think about all the tail wags on Christmas morning... This Santa Paws letter is also a great way for shelters to ask for much-needed items during the holidays. Since it is a free printable, please download and use as many as you like to get all of those adorable...
  3. Celebrating Your Best Friend

    Celebrating Your Best Friend
    That little fuzzy face is there day in and day out - ready to greet you and make any bad day better. I am sure you have a similar look waiting for you when you get home from a long day - or even just home from a trip to the mail box! My furbaby, Rowlf, wandered into my life 11 years ago. He was a little fluffy ball full of energy who loved the cats, ran in circles and looked at me for constant approval - with big eyes...
  4. {Free Download} New Puppy Checklist

    {Free Download} New Puppy Checklist
    Bringing home a new puppy is always exciting. Those soft puppy kisses are the absolute sweetest!! With all of the fun a little dog brings - like the first time he tries to take off running on the hardwood floor - it is easy to forget a few essentials you will need after you get home. I know when I brought my adorable little fuzz ball home, I had a bag of food, a collar and every.single.toy in the store! It wasn't until a few days later I found myself...
  5. Dog Name Ideas: Top 10 for 2014

    Dog Name Ideas: Top 10 for 2014
    The top baby names of 2014  presented by nameberry.com got us thinking - What are the top 10 dog names for 2014? Find this year's favorites in the image below. Does your pooch's name land on this list? Give a shout out to your pup in the comments. by rudypies.
  6. Cool Dog in the Hot Summer

    Already this summer in Wisconsin it is HUMID and I can’t stand it. I feel so bad for our old little fur ball, Lulu! The kids and I were with Lulu outside this weekend trying to enjoy the weather but unfortunately, Lulu looked sad and miserable. Seeing her so uncomfortable got me wondering about what I could do to help her out with the heat. I read a few articles and googled a few things and I learned a lot! Did you know that early signs of heat stroke in...
  7. Water Safety for Dogs - The Need for Dog Life Vests!

    Water Safety for Dogs - The Need for Dog Life Vests!
    Most of us assume all dogs know how to swim, which is a common misconception. The “doggie paddle” was named that for a reason, right? While some dog breeds love to be in the water, there are some that don’t enjoy being anywhere near the water. For some breeds that have low body fat, like Greyhounds, it can even be dangerous. These breeds may have a very difficult time staying afloat and regulating their body temperature. If a dog is afraid of the water, and shows high levels of anxiety...
  8. Tips for Dogs and Kids

    Tips for Dogs and Kids
    Most children want a pet. Most of those pets they want are dogs. You’d think they would go together perfect but they don’t always. In order to get a great relationship, it takes time, training, and patience.  My oldest daughter is 3 years old and she can sometimes be rough or unaware she might hurt our dog. Our dog Lulu is very small and old...so even though they are comfortable with each other, my daughter still shouldn’t carry her like a baby or get too rough just in case of...
  9. Feeding Fido: Safe People Food for Dogs

    When I first came across this list of safe people foods for dogs, I wasn't surprised to see some of my pup's favorites on the left side - and the usual offenders on the right side. But there were a few that caught my eye and prompted an office discussion of who's dog has eaten what. Of the Don'ts, the general rule of avoiding sugars and salt applies, as they will harm Fido's kidneys. The surprise came from the image of the gum - which lead to a story of...
  10. Your Dog and Moving

    emdot / Foter / CC BYMoving is a nightmare! It’s no fun for anyone, including your pup. Dogs depend on stability and familiarity, so a dramatic change in location will shake him up a little. There are a couple things you can do to make the move a little easier on your dog. Keep his things – You may think a new home deserves new items, but keep your dog’s same bed, crate, bowls and toys. There’s already enough change for your pup! Having these familiar items around will comfort...

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