When you were a child and you wanted a dog, what did you say to your parents? Probably, “Please, can’t we go to the pet store and buy a dog?” Many people do not become aware that adopting a pet is an option until they get older. When’s the last time you heard a child say, “Can’t we adopt a puppy?” But once you do become aware that adoption is an option, you may wonder why you should adopt a dog instead of buying one from the pet shop. Here are 6 very good reasons to consider! .. - Read More
If you recently adopted or bought a dog, you need to make sure that you have all the dog supplies you need for the cold winter months! One important supply is a dog bed. A dog bed is actually an important supply year-round, but during the winter, it is extra important since it provides insulation. Some pet owners even invest in a couple of different dog beds, one for summer and one for winter. A dog bed also provides comfortable cushioning for joints (especially important for older dogs) and a sense of territory and safety. The dog bed corrals a.. - Read More
When is the last time you reviewed your house for pet safety? Whether you already have a dog living with you, or you are thinking about adopting one, it is important to provide an environment which is safe and comfortable for your furry companion. This is something many new pet owners do not think about in-depth before they adopt a new pet, but not to do so creates hazards for your dog. Read on to learn some vital dog safety tips for your house.
If you recently adopted a new dog or are planning to adopt one, one of the most important things you can do is take your new family member to the vet for a checkup. If your pet was previously a stray, you know nothing about him. If you adopted him from a shelter, you hopefully have more information, but you cannot always rely on shelters to provide you with accurate information either.
Taking your pet to the veterinarian allows you to get the rundown on his health and be aware of any short- or long-term health issues which could pose problems, receive treatment for any existing problems, and also get up to date with vaccinations. This part isn’t a lot of fun, but after that you can get onto the checklist of basic dog supplies. But let’s start with the healthy dog checklist:
When adopting a dog for the first time, one thing you might not think about right away is size. You may be tempted to walk into a rescue and pick out the first cute dog to catch your eye (and your heart), but that isn’t always a good idea. A lot of people end up adopting dogs that they don’t really have the space for, which can be a hassle for the owners and a quality of life issue for the dogs. You’ll want to think carefully over the matter before you pick a new furry friend. Dogs are small,.. - Read More