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

How to Keep Your Dog Safe in Hot Climates

Safe Tips for Your Dogs During Hot Climates

As we move into summer, the majority of the country is experiencing warmer temperatures that could potentially cause harm to our pet’s health.   Of course, some of us live in a climate that’s generally balmy on a year-round basis, like my native Los Angeles.  Therefore, we warm-weather dwellers must always be prepared to reduce the chance that hot and sunny weather will sicken or injure our pets. Are pets more-prone to heat-related illness than humans? Yes, pets are more prone to heat-related illness than humans. Unlike people, cats and dogs aren’t able to evacuate heat in a manner permitting the … Continue reading