Doggy, It’s Cold Outside: How Cold Is Too Cold for Your Dog?

Doggy, Its Cold Outside: How Cold Is Too Cold for Your Dog?

It’s that time of year where I get asked how cold is too cold to leave your dog outside during the day and some I know have their dogs outside all the time. The answer depends on the following factors: where you live, the size of your dog, the weight of your dog, the type of coat your dog has, the color of your dog’s coat, the type of condition your dog is in, your dog’s overall health and your dog’s age. Not all dogs are alike nor are the temperatures. When it comes to the temperature you have to … Continue reading

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

Why You Should Get Expert Advice When Selecting a Dog

Why You Should Get Expert Advice When Selecting a Dog

Leaving home to go off to college? Starting your first big career opportunity? Getting married? Buying a house? Having your first child? Getting divorced? A family member gets ill, disabled or passes away?    There are many big life-changing events that occur that would benefit from research and expert guidance. Same goes to when you finally make the big decision to add a puppy or dog to your life for the first time. You are entering an unknown reality. You see your friends with dogs and it looks all really great or it could be a nightmare situation. Throw your … Continue reading