Category: Pet Care

Dog standing on kayak

Dog Kayaking: Tips for A Fun and Safe Paddling Trip with Your Dog

Yes, You Can Take Your Dog Kayaking, Canoeing, and Stand Up Paddleboarding! Recreational paddling – that is kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding (aka SUP) – is exploding in population across the country. Of course, pet owners may be wondering, “Can I take my dog paddling?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!”  With these tips, you can take your dog kayaking, take your dog canoeing and take your dog SUPing. First Thing to Consider: Dog Temperament Okay, so we’re exciting that most dogs can jump in our boat or on our board and head off with us into the lake, but

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Dog on camping trip

Preparing for Backpacking and Hiking With Your Dog

What To Know About Taking Your Dog Backpacking  If you already think backpacking is a great way to spend a few days, taking your dog backpacking only adds to the enjoyment. You end up experiencing nature and the wild in a whole different way when you go backpacking with your dog. Here are some things to think about when planning your trip with your best companion. Pre-Trip Check A few of the first things to think about have to do simply with responsible dog ownership. These are things you have probably already done, but if you have not, then you

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Lady and dog in tent

Take Your Dog Camping: The Basics of Camping with Dogs

Advanced preparation ensures a tail-wagging good time when you take your dog camping. Camping is a fun family activity and can be even more rewarding if you include the family dog. Most dogs love being outside and just like you and me, a nature getaway can be just what they need to stave off boredom and relieve stress. Taking your dog camping could be a great opportunity to bond with a man’s best friend. But before you set out for the woods, take some of these tips for success when you take your dog camping. Where Are You Going? Choose

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Woman and dog hiking

Tips on Going Hiking with your Dog

Hiking with your dog is a great way to get yourself and your pup out of the house and out into the fresh air. It is also a fantastically rewarding experience to share the out of doors with your best companion. Here are some tips and tricks for making sure your next hike with your dog is fun and safe. Before the Hike Prior to setting out on the trail, be sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date. Have you given them their heartworm medication? And don’t forget their flea and tick treatment. A physical exam by your pet’s

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Four Childhood Lessons Learned by Owning a Puppy

Four Childhood Lessons Learned by Owning a Puppy

The Joys of Owning a Puppy When it comes to simple pleasures in life I think we can all agree with the character Lucy from the “Peanuts” cartoon strip when with Snoopy in her arms she said, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” And this little gal is the perfect example. I’d like for you to meet Candace, a five-month-old Golden Retriever, and her new forever friends Anna and Lilly. Anna and Lilly don’t know it yet, but Candace is going to change their lives in ways no human ever can. Every child begs for a puppy at one time or

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