6 Winter Pet Items to Bring on Your Holiday Travels

Winter and Travel: Keeping Your Dogs Safe

As you prepare to visit your family and friends for the holiday season, I’m sure you are busy getting all of the gifts together and probably completing some early packing as well. In addition to your standard road trip preparation, you might want to start thinking about what your pet will need, especially during the winter season. On our road trips with Rooney, there are always a handful of items that we consider our essentials. However, during the winter season, there are some new essentials. To decrease the holiday chaos you are currently experiencing, I thought it would be helpful … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Senior Dog Comfortable This Winter

Winter Season for Dogs? Keeping Your Dogs Happy

Let it snow, let it snow! Winter is a wonderful time to celebrate gratitude and family with your senior dog.   Unfortunately, with the cold weather comes more dangers and discomforts for your pooch. Read on below for some easy ways you can keep your senior dog happy and comfortable during the cold season. Getting Outside No matter your dog’s age, exercise is very beneficial to your dog’s well-being and comfort. Exercise can reduce the risk of obesity, and help your dog enjoy their last years feeling their best. Your senior dog might grow accustom to lounging around inside, so … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Feeding Your Dog Raw Food

Raw Food: Is It Good or Bad for Your Pet Dogs?

Are you on the fence about whether to feed your dog raw food or not? Too much confusing and conflicting information out there? Let me simplify. Here are 3 layman’s terms pro’s and con’s to feeding your dog raw food. Pro #1: Your Dog Will Be Healthier There are 3 basic reasons your dog will be healthier: 1. When dogs are fed raw meat and bones they salivate. That saliva is thick, mucusy and packed full of enzymes. Their body needs to create this in order to aid in digestion and immunity. When they are not fed raw their body … Continue reading

Winter Is Coming … Important Tips for Protecting Your Pets

Winter Safety Tips for Your Pet Dogs

Fans of the popular HBO series the “Game of Thrones” are accustomed to attacks from dragons and the unexpected deaths of some of their favorite characters. The phrase “winter is coming” has become synonymous with this fictional favorite, but the approach of colder months shouldn’t mean that any harm should come to our beloved pets. While lurking death and danger from above in the form of fire-breathing dragons often happens in an instant while viewing this show, here in the real world, flying animals like bats can carry dangerous diseases like rabies and other potential health problems for our pets. … Continue reading

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Holiday Season Safe & Bright!

Holiday Season Safety Tips for Your Pet Dogs

‘Tis the season for spending time with family and friends, making delicious foods, decorating, and shopping!   To help keep the season bright, here’s 10 tips to be sure your dogs enjoy the season as much as you do! 1. Jingle! Jingle! Jingle! With all the busyness of the season, putting a bell or a jingle collar on your dog is not only a festive thing to do for the holidays, it’s also a great way to hear where s/he is! 2. Down Through the Chimney No matter the egress or ingress to your home, when the holidays are near, … Continue reading

Mutt Love! 10 Reasons Why We Love Mixed Breeds

Mixed Breeds? Why You Should Love Them!

Today is National Mutt Day!   It is no secret that people love to show off their dogs. Especially those with registered purebred pooches. And hey, there’s nothing wrong with that, but what about the mixed breeds? Let’s take today to highlight those mutts, and go over my top 10 reasons why we love mixed breeds! 1. They Are Unique   No two mutts are the same. When a purebred dog has pups, generally the pups will all be similar in appearance. That being said, there are some beauties that break the mold, but when you adopt a mixed breed, … Continue reading

5 Cleaning Tips Every Dog Owner Must Know

Cleaning Tips to Help Clear Dog Mess

Muddy paws, stained carpets, furry sofas, stinky floors… Every dog owner is familiar with at least a few of these messy crime scenes! During colder months, our dogs tend to spend a little more time inside. With more inside time, comes more messes. Luckily, there are several simple cleaning tips and tricks to that can help minimize the havoc your furry friends track into your home during the fall. 1. Clean Up Carpet Stains Start by wiping up the initial mess with a paper towel. Make sure the area is dry before continuing to the next step. Mix about a … Continue reading

3 Tips for Keeping You and Your Pup Safe While You’re on the Road

On the Road With Your Pet Dog Travel Tips!

We know that you love taking your dog on trips and little car rides. Not only do you enjoy having your best friend along for the ride, but any car trip is like a mini adventure for your furry best friend.   Whether you are just running to the grocery store or on your way to a great hiking trail, every car ride offers a new and exciting experience for them. While these car rides offer a great way for you to enjoy your pup’s company, it is still important to ensure that you and your dog are also safe … Continue reading

DIY Hanging Doggie Poop Bag Holder

Poop Bag Holder DIY for Your Pet Dogs

Poop is a big part of being a dog mom – we all have to deal with it and the grossness of picking it up! As a result, poop bags are an essential part of life. It’s been driving me nuts to see poop bag rolls all over our house, in drawers or left by the door. And, of course you can never find a roll when you need one, or forget them when you’ve gone on a walk. I sought to alleviate this problem without spending a bunch of money on a new container. Enter the hanging poop bag … Continue reading

The Issue With Off-Leash Dogs in On-Leash Areas

Off-Leash Dog Tips to Help Other Dog Owners

If I had a dollar for every time an off-leash dog (in what was supposed to be an on-leash setting) came bolting towards me with it’s owner yelling, “It’s okay… he’s friendly!” I would have several fully-stuffed piggy banks.   Now don’t get me wrong; if you’re that dog owner, I completely understand your desire to provide off-leash ‘free time’ so your dog can follow his nose, explore, and burn off some additional energy. These are all beneficial things, and because he’s a friendly fellow you probably think, “What’s the harm in letting him off-leash for a while?” even though (technically … Continue reading