6 Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean From Dog Hair

Dog Hair Off From Car Seat Cover

If you ever read my blog, My Kid Has Paws; you know that Rooney is the kind of dog who loves to swim in mud puddles as much as he loves to swim in swimming pools. Not to mention, he sheds, a ton!   So, one would imagine that my car isn’t always in the best shape. However, my car is new, so I try not to let the dog hair in my car get out of control. Today, I would like to share with you some tips that you can use to keep your car clean from dog hair. … Continue reading

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

When Pet Parents Should Seek Professional Training

Training Your Pet Dogs? When Is the Right Time…

Training is a crucial part of a pet parent relationship. Not only can formal training improve communication between you and your pet, but it can also provide your pet with mental stimulation and exercise.   Many pet parents seek training when they bring a new puppy into their lives, but there are several other times throughout your dog’s life where it is not only appropriate, but encouraged to seek additional training, or even start training for the first time. Here are some key transitions in my opinion: NEW ADOPTION There is that old saying, “you can’t teach an old dog … Continue reading

What Every Pet Parent Should Keep in Their Car

What Every Pet Parent Should Keep in Their Car

If you are like me, most of your weekend or weekday activities include doing something with your dog (As a matter of fact, I took Rooney to a baby shower this past weekend because it was in a park). Examples Include: Your dog accompanying you on road trips Your dog accompanying you on hiking trips Your dog commuting to work with you Your dog attending all family functions If any of the examples above speak to you, you want to make sure that you are prepared while traveling with your dog in the car. Therefore, I put together the following list: … Continue reading

Keeping Your Dog Cool This Summer

Summer Time For Your Pet Dog? How to Make Them Feel Happy…

It’s almost summer time! As we have just passed Memorial Day weekend, it’s time to start thinking about transitioning your pet into their summer routine. Summer is a fun time for many pets. Warmer weather means more water and outdoor activities! One of the best things you can do for your pet as a pet parent is to make sure they stay cool. So today, I would like to discuss a few ways to keep your dog cool during the summer. 1) Make Sure Your Dog is Drinking Enough Water Staying hydrated is crucial to keeping your dog from overheating … Continue reading

3 Mistakes I Have Made As a Pet Parent

Pet Parent Mistakes to Avoid and Have a Happy Time With Your Pet Dog

Every day I strive to be a better pet parent to Rooney, but there have been times where I fell short on providing him with the absolute best life.   My goal today is to share with you the mistakes I made when I first became a pet parent, in hopes that my honesty will improve your pet’s life. 1. Training  When we first adopted Rooney, we did take him to a basic training course. I knew that it would help strengthen our relationship and perhaps improve our communication. I believe the early training course did just that. After 6 weeks … Continue reading

Why Does My Dog Like Poop So Much?

Poop of Dogs? Reasons Why Dogs Like Their Poop…

The other day, my husband and I had a photoshoot with Rooney out on this beautiful trail and beach in Northern California. We were walking along, enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery and then I look down to see Rooney rolling around in deer poop. Mind you, we had yet to take a single photo. Although I wasn’t looking forward to a smelly dog on the ride home, Rooney looked like he was having the time of his life. When I worked at the veterinary hospital, it was very common for us to have patients who visited the kitty … Continue reading

The Top 5 Dog Myths I’ve Encountered

Myths With Dog Behaviors and How to Determine What Your Pet Wants

I am not exactly sure why or how myths exist, but they do! Particularly for dogs. While most myths are harmless, the myths that surround dog health and behavior can be dangerous if believed to their fullest. Here Are 5 Myths That I’ve Encountered: 1. Dogs Only Wag Their Tails When They Are Happy Although most dogs do wag their tails as a sign of happiness, many dogs wag their tail when they are unsure or uncomfortable. If you ever have to approach a dog you don’t know, don’t simply assume they are happy because their tail is wagging. Be … Continue reading

3 Benefits of Pet Insurance

3 Benefits of Pet Insurance

Chances are, many people welcomed a new pet into their home for the holiday season, which is wonderful! Bringing a new pet into your home is an exciting time. There are tons of things you have to do. First, you need to purchase pet beds, food, toys, and perhaps a few extra items. Then, you need to start socializing your pet and getting them used to your routine. Before you know it, the new year has started, and kids are back to school, and you are back to your busy schedule. Although 2016 is bound to speed by like all … Continue reading

5 Tips for a Pet Safe Christmas Tree

5 Tips for a Pet Safe Christmas Tree

Now that we are officially in the post-Thanksgiving time of the holiday season, it’s time to start decorating for Christmas! I truly love the Christmas season. I always have. However, there are many Christmas decorations and traditions that can be potentially harmful to our pets. I can’t begin to share with you the number of Christmas tree-related injuries I experienced while working at the veterinary hospital. Everything from eye scratches to foreign body surgeries. Therefore, today I would like to discuss 5 tips for keeping your Christmas tree pet safe. 1. Watch Out for Toxins Christmas trees themselves are considered mildly … Continue reading