How to Protect your Dog’s Paw Pads this Winter

How to protect your dogs paw pads this Winter

Winter in the Northeast can be tough. So far this year we have been hit with what meteorologist have called a Bomb Cyclone, which was basically a winter hurricane. All that snow and ice can be brutal on your dog’s paw pads, not to mention the salt and other chemicals that people throw on their sidewalks. These problems can lead to frostbite, cracking, and/or burns due to the chemicals in those winterizing products.  So it’s.

Is your Dog Suffering from Canine Cabin Fever?

Is your Dog Suffering from Canine Cabin Fever?

It’s the dead of winter here in New Jersey. We got hit with some pretty bad weather, the meteorologist even called it a Bomb Cyclone.  We got about 6 inches of snow which I know for some areas is not a lot, but it is when you own a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who’s tummy is so close to the ground. The bitter blast has also made it impossible to enjoy any outdoor activities……………so what is.

2017 Holiday Keepsake Ornament

2017 Holiday Keepsake ornament by Sculpey

I wanted to create an ornament with Ginger’s paw prints as a keepsake. I ended up purchasing the Sculpey Keepsake Kit. The kit includes 5 pieces, the putty, circle cutter, roller, red ribbon and easy to follow instructions. Everything is well packaged in the box and there’s even a cute picture of what looks like a Labrador retriever. We first took the clay out of the packaging and rolled it to thin it out. Make sure.

How to dog proof your Christmas!

Keep your dog safe this christmas

Christmas is just a week away and for some people it  brings a lot of decorating. Many decorations are bright and sparkly and may peak your dogs curiosity. With Christmas upon us I have included some tips on how to keep your dog safe during the holiday. You first want to dog proof your Christmas tree. We have had our tree for over 20 years and it’s in great shape. I love that we don’t have.

New Pennsylvania Law Limits Dogs Time Out In The Cold

Earlier this year I posted a blog post on how to keep your dog safe in the winter. It included tips on how to keep your pet warm along with do’s and don’ts. You can view it here. The bottom line is that dogs should never be left outside in the cold.  Just like humans, they too can develop hypothermia. This can occur when a dog spends too much time in the cold or gets.

Chewy’s December Surprise

Good Dog Rewards Air-Dried Lamb Dog Treats

For the month of December, Chewy sent us Ziwi Good Dog Rewards Air-Dried Lamb Dog Treats. These came in an aluminum foil packaging measuring three ounces. We were excited to try these as they are grain free and other preservatives. As I have mentioned in my past blog posts Ginger has had tummy issues for years and I have been able to get it under control by putting her on a cooked diet with little.

Should dogs be eating Nuts?

Is it safe for dogs to eat nuts?

We assume that because nuts are all natural that they are safe to eat for our dogs, but that is not the case. Although there are a few nuts that your dog can eat, there are some that are very toxic. I personally have opted not to give my dog Ginger nuts. Nuts can be very hard on her digestive system and for me it’s just not worth it. As I searched the internet to get some.

Feeding Your Pet on Thanksgiving.

What to feed your pet on Thanksgiving

Next week is Thanksgiving which happens to be one of my favorite Holidays. It reminds us to be thankful of our many blessings although I always try to be thankful every day. On that day we have a tradition at our house. First, I do all my baking in the morning while we watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and then soon afterwards we watch the National Dog Show. My favorite part of the day.

Chewy’s November Surprise

Grandma Lucy's Organic Pumpkin Oven Baked Dog Treats

For the month of November, Chewy sent us Grandma Lucy’s Organic Pumpkin Oven Baked Dog Treats.  I chose these as I thought they were appropriate for the season and Ginger loves pumpkin. We had our returning guest Bogey staying with us.  He has participated in the taste test before and Ginger was more than happy to share with him. The treats come in a 14 oz. bag and the company states that these organic dog treats are not.

Service Dog Do’s and Don’ts

Service Dog Do's and Don'ts, Veterans Day

I came across an article today that I thought was very interesting especially since Veterans Day is this week.  I thought I would expand on this important topic especially since many of us are guilty of doing this. Many of our disabled American veterans and others with physical disabilities and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have a Service Dog that can help them  restore their physical and emotional independence. Our normal reaction when we see a dog is.