• 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…