Living with Dogs Blog (Page 2)
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.
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.
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,
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,
“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 found 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.
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,
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.
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.
Is your dog shy or had low exposure to people, places or other dogs? Teaching your dog to be more comfortable around others can be a slow process, but it’s worth it when you know your pup can handle settings and situations that include other dogs.
How does your dog react to seeing other dogs? Does he bark? Shy away? If you are unsure how your dog will react, there are ways you can test his comfort level around other dogs.
The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car
Have you ever tried sitting in a car on a warm day without AC? Or thought about running into a store while your dog waits in the car? Think again! Even if it may be a 5-minute run into the grocery store, be sure to bring your dog with you, or leave him at home. Cars heat up quickly,