Avoiding the Dangers of Herbicides and Pesticides
There’s not much we dogs love more than a nice romp and roll in a grassy yard in the summertime; except maybe sticking our noses all around the house looking for things to get into. That’s why dog owners must be extremely vigilant to avoid dog poisonings. The following tips and information will help you keep your dog safe.
What To Do When You Find A Stray Dog
Dog lovers tend to be the most likely to notice and care when they see a stray dog wandering about. So, what do you do if you run across a stray?
The Dangers of Fleas
If you have a dog, than you are probably at least somewhat familiar with fleas. This is the time of year they seem to come at your dog from every corner of the yard, the house, and the dog park. Did you know that the dreaded flea is not just an irritating, itchy hassle, but also a health threat to your dog and your family?
Protect Your Dog from Wild Animals
We dogs are curious creatures. It is no secret that we often stick our snouts were they don’t belong. This errant snout-sticking can sometimes get us more than we’ve reckoned for in the form of bites, stings, scratches and spines.
Plan a Dog Picnic
This is the perfect time of year to have a picnic. It is a great excuse to get some friends together and enjoy the summer sunshine. I love picnics, they give me an opportunity to roll in the grass, nap in the shade, and be outside with my favorite humans. The only thing that could make every picnic better is more dogs!
Save Dollars with Your Dog
Americans, on average, spend around $2000 dollars a year on their dogs. In today’s economy it has become more and more necessary to find every way to stretch your pennies. Even if you haven’t been affected by the economic downturn, it’s always a good idea to make every dollar count.
Dog Rules for Kids
Dogs make fantastic companions for children. They will protect them and love them unconditionally. They are also a fantastic way to teach children responsibility, caring, and the positive effects of a gentle nature. This set of basic rules will help children understand how to behave around your dog, and keep them both safe.
Mosquitoes Pose Major Health Risks to Your Dog
Mosquitoes aren’t just a biting, buzzing annoyance; they are carriers of a dangerous parasite that has claimed the life of many an unwary dog lover’s pet. Mosquitoes play host to the larval stage of the heartworm--a parasite that can, when transmitted by mosquito via bite, infest your dog. This can lead to intensive, costly treatment or even death.
Any dog-owning sailor or power boater will tell you that taking your dogs out with you is half the fun. Whether you live aboard, go cruising, or just take day trips, you will have endless hours of joy ahead of you if you take the time to get your dog comfortable with his sea legs. I just love going out on the boat.
Dog Friendly Gardening Tips
You all know what a pleasure it is to have a dog in your life. However, sometimes it takes a little thought and planning to make every aspect of your life dog friendly. This definitely applies to those who love to garden. An untrained dog and poorly planned garden can mean endless frustration for you and your dog.