• Winter Holiday Plants That Are Dangerous For Dogs

    Plants To Keep Away From Your Dog This Christmas Much of the decorating around Christmas and winter includes plants, flowers, and trees, and some of these may be potentially dangerous to your dog if ingested. The following are some of the more common flowers and plants that people include in their decorating, and give or receive as gifts. Know the toxicity, if any, to your dog before putting these plants within their reach!   Poinsettia Although Poinsettia’s are not deadly, the brightly colored leaves of this traditional Christmas plant contain a sap that is irritating to your dog’s mouth and esophagus. Eating the leaves can cause nausea, excessive drooling and…

  • Hotels That Allow Dogs – Christmas Travel With Your Dog

    Including your dog in your holiday plans can be difficult if you’re traveling, especially if you’ll be staying in a hotel. Finding hotels that allow dogs can be tough, finding hotels that allow dogs to stay for free is even tougher! Below is a list of dog-friendly hotel chains with locations all over the country that are either free or low-cost to include your dog, so if a hotel is in your holiday plans don’t leave your pup behind – bring her along! La Quinta With 870 US locations, and only a small handful do not allow pets. The ones that do will allow up to 2 domestic pets of…

  • Christmas Tree Safety for Dogs – Dog Proof Your Christmas Tree

    Are Christmas Trees Poisonous to Dogs? If your dog is anything like mine, she’ll chew absolutely everything – including trees. Has your dog retrieved her own stick directly from the tree? Oh, mine has! And if she’ unable to break it off, she’ll  chew it while it’s still attached. So Christmas trees are a concern with how safe they are for an avid chewer, as well as how I can make them “dog-proof”. Trees that are used for Christmas trees include Blue Spruce, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir and White Pine.  While these tree are not necessarily poisonous, eating the pine needles and sap aren’t good for them, and your dog…

  • Winter Activities For Dogs – A Bored Dog is a Destructive Dog!

    What to do when it’s cold outside and snow on the ground? Instead of both you and your dog going stir-crazy through the winter months, stay busy and entertained with a few indoor and outdoor activity ideas that you can do together through the season to cure the boredom.   Outdoor Activities Skijoring – If you and your dog are athletic and enjoy winter sports, skijoring may be your thing! It’s a combination of cross country skiing and dog-sledding, and even a dog as small as 35 pounds can enjoy this sport with you if she’s in good health. Hiking – Find a trail and just go! Don’t let cold…

  • Dog Paws – Caring For Your Dog’s Paws in Winter

    Winter can be tough on a dog’s feet, and a dog’s paw pads can be susceptible to many ailments in the snow, ice, and cold winter temperatures. Being exposed to the elements in a cold climate can lead to drying, cracking, injury, frostbite, and even chemical burns to your dog’s feet. The pads of your dog’s feet can become sore and cracked from walking outside in the winter, and while dog booties offer the best protection, there are other steps you can take to ensure that you’re protecting your dog’s paws from the harsh cold and chemicals that can irritate or injure if you don’t want to put boots on…

  • Do Dogs Need Coats – Dog Coats For Winter

    Does a Dog Need a Coat in Cold Weather? We like to keep our dogs comfortable and happy, but how do you know when a dog coat for winter, or a sweater for your dog, is really needed – or just something you just want because YOU are cold? There are several things to look at to determine if your dog will benefit from a coat in cold weather, and I’m going to tell you what factors for you to take into consideration before you make your dog comfortable with a coat, or before you will make him or her very uncomfortable. First, a brief biology lesson regarding a dog’s…

  • Healthy Treats for Dogs – Apples for Dogs

    Are Apples Good For Dogs? Apples are a healthy food for dogs that have a sweet flavor that they love. Read on to learn of the health benefits to your beloved pooch, get some apple dog treat recipes, along with a selection of apple dog treats for purchase that are 100% natural. Apple seeds can be harmful to your dog, as they contain cyanide. The apple core can be a choking hazard. Be sure to remove the seeds and core before serving to your dog.   Health Benefits of Apples Apples are naturally gluten-free, low-fat and high in dietary fiber which provide a great benefit to your dog’s digestive health. …

  • Weatherbeeta Dog Coat – Deluxe Dog Coat Keeps Your Dog Warm and Dry

    WeatherBeeta 1200D Deluxe Parka Review If you’re looking for a winter coat for large dogs, read on to learn about this one! This dog coat is made by WeatherBeeta – a company that has been creating coats for dogs and horses for over 35 years. Combining fashion and functionality, their mission is to create high quality, comfortable, innovative and durable protection for your dog from the harsh winter elements and inclement weather conditions. Features The outer shell of this dog coat is waterproof and breathable, with a repel coating. Made with a 1200 denier triple weave, means that the higher denier creates a tighter weave that makes this coat extremely…

  • Sweet Potato For Dogs – Is It Good For Them?

    Yes! Sweet Potato IS Good For Dogs Are you looking for healthy treats for dogs? Sweet potato is a healthy food for dogs that has a sweet flavor that they love. Read on to learn of the health benefits to your beloved pooch, get some sweet potato dog treat recipes, along with a selection of sweet potato dog treats for purchase that are 100% natural.   Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes for Dogs Sweet potatoes are naturally gluten-free, low-fat and high in dietary fiber which provides a great benefit to your dog’s digestive health – including correcting issues of loose stool and diarrhea. Fiber also contributes to feeling “full”, so…

  • Christmas Stockings For Dogs – Spoil Your Dog This Christmas!

    Dog Stockings for Christmas! Hanging Christmas stockings has been a long-time tradition for many, attached to wide-spread stories of one man who put coins into the stockings of the three daughters of a recently widowed man. Since that time, stockings have been hung and filled to the delight of children all over on Christmas eve, to be joyfully explored on Christmas morning. But what about dog Christmas stockings? Hanging Christmas stockings for dogs wasn’t part of the tradition, but dogs these days are considered family members by many who have them (myself included), to be spoiled and pampered as a child would.   Why Give Your Dog a Christmas Stocking?…