How to Choose the Perfect Coat for Your Dog?

Coat for Your Pet Dogs: What Kind of Pet Coat Should You Buy?

We live in the Chicago area where sub-zero temperatures are the norm in January. Most dogs wear coats in the windy city deep freeze.   But what about in places with normal winters, do dogs really need coats? Some dogs with thick fur stay warm on their own as long as they stay dry. But others – shorthaired or short-legged dogs, seniors and puppies, toy breeds, thin dogs without much body fat, and dogs with chronic health or immune system issues – need the extra protection when the temperatures drop. 1. Does It Fit? A coat should give your dog … Continue reading

Tips For Hiking With Couch Potato Canines

Couch Potato Canines? Improve Their Confidence and Stamina!

Our dog, Ruby, is your basic couch potato, not lazy, just chill. She loves walks around our neighborhood but gets tuckered out and sometimes anxious on longer walks in unfamiliar places. But she also loves being included in family adventures so we are slowly exposing her to new activities outside her comfort zone.   Fresh air, exercise, and new experiences are good for her health and confidence, as well as deepening our shared family bond. We keep things easy, takes things slowly and always have a back-up plan in case she gets tired or nervous (kind of like with little … Continue reading