Summer Heat Hazards

Recently we created a post about dogs and car rides and car temperatures in general throughout the summer. There are more hazards throughout the summer for pets and here’s a few of them: Heat- Altering your dog’s walking schedule throughout the summer is a wise choice because of the s summer’s heat. Try taking your […] Read more »

Dogs at the Beach

Maybe you’ve seen Bryant, the dog in Sweet Home Alabama, go for a calm swim in the lake, or maybe your own dog is a big fan of your pool at home. Whether or not either of these things is true, you should still take some precautions before taking Fido to the beach for the […] Read more »

Hot Spots

A hot spot is a painful, swollen patch of skin between 1 and four inches. It exudes puss and gives off a bad odor, and also causes hair loss in the surrounding area over time. The infection gets worse as the dog licks and scratches the spot. Hot spots can occur anywhere on a dog’s […] Read more »

Heat and Cars

Although still in Spring temperatures are continuing to rise, perhaps getting us ready for summer. With hotter temperatures upon us we need to be aware of how hot a car can get when we take our four legged friends on a car ride. Here’s how hot the inside of a car can get: Outside temperature […] Read more »

Equine Therapy

Also called horse therapy, equine-assisted therapy, and equine-assisted psychotherapy, equine therapy is a form of experiential therapy that uses interaction between patients and horses to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth. Equine therapy can be helpful for people suffering from a wide array of mental health disorders, such as anxiety, ADD, cerebral palsy, genetic syndromes […] Read more »

Fear of Thunder

“Dogs can often sense thunderstorms before we hear the first strike. Thunderstorms can be a jolting experience for dogs that may cause them to hide or act erratic.” That’s from last week’s post about common canine phobias. Dogs that fear thunder may act in a panicked manner, here are some tips to help your dog […] Read more »

Outdoor Dining With Your Dog

The idea of bringing your four-legged best friend to your favorite restaurant sounds like fun, doesn’t it? But wait… does your favorite restaurant allow dogs? Make sure you know where your dog is allowed to go eat with you prior to going. Sites like make this task easier, however, and many establishments with outdoor […] Read more »

Great Books for Horse Lovers

  If you love horses and you love reading, or you know someone else who does, you might want to check out the following books: 1) For a classic: Black Beautyby Anna Sewell is a story set in turn-of-the century London with a timeless message. 2) For a coming of age story: My Friend Flicka […] Read more »

Spring Recipe

Spring is here and that means it is time for a springtime dog treat recipe courtesy of the Doggy Dessert Chef. These Strawberry Banana Smoothie Biscuits are sure to be a hit for your canine and I’m sure it would be a healthy treat for us too. Here’s the recipe: 1/2 cup Strawberries 1 medium […] Read more »

Great Books for Dog Lovers

There are a number of great books to choose from about humans and their canines. If you’re interested, check out the list below: 1) For a family story: Marley and Me by John Grogan is the story of a growing family with a crazy, lovable dog in the mix and causing trouble! 2) For a […] Read more »