Holiday Hazards For Dogs

There are many holiday hazards for dogs. Wintertime and the holiday season, mean more company and more exciting things for your dog to get into. Here are a few tips to keep your puppy safe this season. Kitchen Hazards From tin foil, turkey bones to raw cookie dough, there are many enticing treats and smells in the kitchen this time of year. Many of these items can cause severe digestive problems if swallowed. Baker’s chocolate and dark chocolate are some of the worse things for…

Getting A Pet For Christmas

Getting a pet for Christmas is one of the most memorable gifts you will ever enjoy. Pets quickly become members of the family and spending time with your new friend adds excitement to the holidays. Here are a few tips to make sure your new pet adjusts to its new home. Too Much Excitement Can Be Trouble Your pet may enjoy being held and played with most of the day, but be mindful when they need a break. Some animals are nocturnal or crepuscular and…

Exercise for Dogs and Puppies

Dogs and Puppies love to exercise.  It is a good way to build relationship with your pooch and it will keep them healthy and happy for a lifetime.  Dogs were born to hunt, and spend their lives very actively taking care of their needs.  Today however, dogs don’t have to work for their food or comfort.  Some dogs spend most of their day on a couch or alone in their crate. Why Exercising is Great For Your Dog Just like people, dogs that lead very…

Acquainting Your Old Dogs with Your Puppy

Introducing your new puppy to your older dogs can be a bit complicated, especially if your puppy is less than four months of age.  Puppies this young haven’t learned the art of dog communication.  They will usually pester an older dog unmercifully and not notice that the older dog is saying, “leave me alone!”  Here are a few tips to help keep everyone safe. The First Introduction Choose a place that is neutral to both parties.  If you have more than one dog, consider introducing…