Tag: health

The Collar Still Fits! 5 Ways to Help Your Pup Lose Weight

Cute and squishy Pomeranian dog on her pink fashionable clothes

There’s nothing cuter than a pleasantly plump puppy with squishy cheeks and a round belly. But what happens if that baby fat never goes away? What if your canine companion actually starts to pack on the pounds over time? Don’t worry, you wouldn’t be alone. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that over half (54 percent) of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015. Besides extra poundage being bad for your dog’s health, it may make their favorite activities difficult, from jumping into the car for a joy ride to strutting about town on leash. You want pet collars[...]

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Should You Buy a Puppy from a Breeder?

Puppies Waiting to be Adopted

If you’re new to the concept of dog ownership, understanding the pros and cons of purchasing your new pup from a breeder can be confusing. If your purchase from a reputable breeder, you’re sure to get a pup who looks and acts the part of a noble breed, free from upsetting past experiences that could cause later behavioral issues. If you adopt a dog from your local humane society, you’re saving them from a life of abuse and neglect. You’re giving a shelter dog a second chance at life, and they will forever be grateful for that, just as you’re[...]

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3 Wilderness Hacks to Get Your Dog Adventure Ready

Dog at Campground in Front of Man Playing Guitar

What is the one family activity that everyone tries to do as soon as the summer hits? Camping! An American summer tradition, camping brings the family together and helps them to reconnect to each other and get back to nature; Facebook isn’t everything! Packing up the car with the tent, sleeping bags, lantern, matches, water bottles, food and insect repellent, (the list goes on) there’s a special someone you shouldn’t forget to bring along: your loyal pupper! Equipped with hiking booties, a personalized dog harness and their own outward hound pack, your dog can hike the trails with you, go[...]

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3 Lifestyle Changes to Expect When You Get a Dog

dog begging at table

If you’re thinking about expanding your family by one furry member, it’s necessary to consider all that will change after the new pup crosses his adorable little paws over your threshold. There will be another mouth to feed, more bath times, more exercise—but there will also be a whole lotta love! Like with anything, making the decision to adopt a puppy is a significant one; dogs, much like children, demand excellent care if they’re to thrive. After bringing your little one home and getting him situated with vet appointments and adorning him with his personalized and oh-so-cute dog ID tags,[...]

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