Not All Dog Toys Are Alike…

Not All Dog Toys Are Alike...

Why do we buy toys for our dogs? Is it really for them or do the companies really market to the pet parents to sell ‘cute’ toys? Maybe a little of both? A lot of toys in the stores sell dog toys that aren’t cheap but most don’t last very long once you get it home. Take time to shop around so that you can find toys that: 1) meet your dog’s need but 2) will last a little longer. Know Your Dog Does your dog like to hunt? chase? tug? dissect? Being a dog owner you quickly learn what … Continue reading

Can Pet Parents Be Helicopter Parents?

Can Pet Parents Be Helicopter Parents?

If you are a parent to human children, you are probably familiar with the term “helicopter parent”. If you do not have human children, you may not be familiar with the term.   “Helicopter parents” are parents that constantly oversee their children. They often are hesitant to leave their children at school, they are involved in everything the children are doing (even when they are at home playing) and they rarely allow their children to do anything without them. Most children with these overly involved parents will either become extremely dependent on their parents to do anything or they rebel … Continue reading

Why Do Dogs Chew Shoes?

Dogs Chew Shoes: Know the Reason Why Dogs Just Do It!

Why do dogs chew shoes?  Allow us to misquote, and expand upon, the famous mountain climber George Mallory’s statement: Because they are there, and because they carry their person’s scent. There are actually several other reasons if you think about it. The shape is extremely well fitted to a dog’s mouth, as well. If you Google this, as we did, you will find many opinions… all quite valid. Dogs are alone, bored and anxious… chewing satisfies a need and thus calms the dog. Suggested replacements are rawhide or rope chews, any number of alternatives to the shoe.  If available, however, the shoe … Continue reading

Solving Your Canine’s Bad Breath Problem

Solving Your Canine's Bad Breath Problem

The most irritable thing about even your closest friend can be if he/she is suffering from bad breath. How do you even tell someone, obviously without embarrassing him, that they are suffering from bad breath? A gift pack consisting of dental hygiene products could be given to point out politely that the person is suffering. But, there is always the chance that it might turn out to be too subtle or the other person may be offended by it. Ah! This is a difficult situation to be in. However, if your best friend is a canine, then he will not … Continue reading

3 Safe and Healthy Chew Toys for Your Pup!

3 Safe and Healthy Chew Toys for Your Pup!

Dogs like to chew, there is no question about it. Not only does it promote dental health but it also provides mental stimulation for your pup. However, if your pup ends up chewing on the wrong pet car seat covers thing, he can end up suffering from serious health or dental complications. With so many different options out there, how do you know which kind of chew toys are actually safe for your pooch? While every dog is different and has their own preferences, we have come up with a list of some of the safest and healthiest chew toys … Continue reading