It shouldn't have to be said, but I'll say it anyway. Don't leave your dog alone in your car. Even for a minute. Because sometimes, running into a store for a minute turns into 5 minutes, or 10 minutes. You know what it's like at Walmart, when there are only two or three checkout lanes open, and it's the cashier's first day on the job. Your "quick stop" can easily turn into twenty or thirty minutes, and that could be a death sentence for an animal left alone in a hot car. Leave your dog at home ... Read More about How Hot Is Too Hot For Your Dog?
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -- Mahatma Gandhi A small kitten, found with burns (either from fire or chemicals) all over its back. A one-month old Pit Bull puppy, used as bait and then discarded and left to die alone. A senior dog, so neglected and matted that the hair on its leg acted as a tourniquet, cutting off circulation, resulting in a necessary leg amputation. The stories go on and on and on, some of them so ... Read More about It’s Time To Stand Up For Animals
Many years ago, on a rainy Sunday afternoon, I let my dog out to potty. She was alone, but she was securely in our fenced backyard - or so I thought. Two or three minutes later I went to bring her back into the house, and she was gone. She'd found a spot in the fence where she could squeeze underneath and make her great escape. Little Houdini! My husband and son were immediately out the door to look for her, and then the phone rang. A man was calling from just a few blocks away. He had ... Read More about Product Review & Giveaway: dogIDs
With all the bad news lately about pet foods and treats (especially those made in China), I've been looking for ways to feed my dogs healthier, more natural foods. That's what lead me to Freshpet. Freshpet started back in 2006, and their pet food is all natural, never processed, and made with fresh ingredients. Sounds great, right? Freshpet was kind enough to send me a gigantic box of food and treats for review, and of course my dogs Nike and Sadie were happy to serve as the test subjects. ... Read More about Product Review & Giveaway: Freshpet Pet Food
So you're thinking about getting a dog, but you're not sure what kind to get. My first piece of advice is, do your research. No matter what breed you ultimately choose, make sure you know what you're getting. Make sure the breed is a good fit for your family and your lifestyle. Because nearly 4 million animals die in US shelters every year, I recommend visiting your local shelter rather than a pet store or breeder. There are dogs of every shape, size, color, and ... Read More about 4 Reasons You Should Adopt A Pit Bull