Living with Dogs Blog

Yappy Hour: Happy Hour with a Sniff

We all know the best hour is happy hour, but what if I told you there was something better? A happy hour that includes your pup! Yappy hours are becoming increasingly popular around our city of Tampa … and for a reason! Not only are yappy hours are awesome for meeting new friends, drinking a few cocktails and enjoying some good food but they also have fun activities! We love yappy hours so much, that we will also be going to a few!

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Best Games to Play With your Pup While Tailgating

Snacks? Check. Drinks? Check. Jersey? heck. Hot dogs? Check. The pup? Come on, boy! It’s time to go have some fun! He’s so excited to represent his favorite team with his very own jersey. This is the best time of year! Fall weather. Football. Friends.

Upon arriving to the tailgate spot and it’s time to setup. Unpack the food, set up the games and dedicate a nice shaded area for the pup. During setup it’s important to remember to avoid feeding your dog foods such as,

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Bugs Be Gone: Flea and Tick Aftercare

After a long day of fun in the sun, it’s time to pack up and go home. Finally get settled, sit down to relax and notice the pup is scratching more often than normal. You briefly check your dog for fleas by looking beneath the fur and onto their skin. There it is. Black specs fall out and onto the floor.

There are plenty of methods you can do to rid your dog of fleas and ticks.

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The “Bite” On Fleas and Ticks

Every pet parent is cautious of fleas and ticks. Nobody wants to talk about it because it makes us feel like we failed at protecting our loved ones. We do everything we can to prevent any infestation of fleas and ticks with skin treatments each month, tablets, collars, and sprays.

But these guys are ruthless and they’re only after one thing: blood. Once they find their host, they live their life in the lap of luxury.

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Doggy Day Out: Let’s Go on an Adventure! 

It’s that familiar sound of jingling keys. Your dog knows when you are getting ready to leave. He senses it. Mom is putting on her sunscreen? Dad’s putting on pants? Oh boy! This could be the best day ever… or the worst.

The true test of time is if either one of them reaches for the Holy Grail… the leash. Not only does it tell him that he’s tagging along for the adventure,

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Diving for a Cause: Labor Day Pups

We’re celebrating Labor Day the best way we know how. Highlighting dogs, of course! One of our favorite pups is Lila. You may have seen her diving for lobsters with her owner, Alex Schulze a few years ago. Now, he is taking her diving skill and using it for a cause! He has made her an honorary member of his movement, 4Ocean.

 

Originally from Boca Raton, Florida, they started their journey cleaning up the beaches of south Florida,

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Ark Naturals Success Story: Joints

“When I was just a puppy my mom found out I had a luxating patella because I would run and lift my back paw as if I was hurt.

We went to the vet and foudog joint issuesnd out that the luxating patella (or known as floating kneecap) means my knees pops out of their sockets, and is a condition in which the patella, or kneecap, dislocates or moves out of its normal location.

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It (might not be) right under your nose!

You know that feeling that something isn’t right with your pup? You notice things are different and might not be threatening enough for a vet visit. Still something isn’t right. So here you are standing in front of your dog trying to decide what to do. Which brings you here to this article. Thanks for joining us, I think we can help you. 🙂

Here’s the scoop.

Just like humans who might not follow the strict guidelines of the food pyramid,

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What Goes In… Must Come Out

Picture this: You have all your closest friends over at your house to hang out, and then BAM! A musty silent-but-deadly cloud of stench invades your nose that clears the room. You apologize for the dog. Embarrassing, right? To be honest, what comes out of our pup is the easiest (and grossest) way to determine what might be missing in his diet. So here it goes, the smelly truth about what’s needed in our pups gut.

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The Dreaded Yellow Box

There it is. The big yellow box filled with other tiny humans laughing and comparing sun tans. My humans are waiting to be taken away. There goes all my super fun adventures. My favorite noisy little footsteps throughout the house will be no more. I now stare through the window and hope for my humans to return.

Are these the thoughts running through your dog’s head, too? Back to school can be stressful on your pup.

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