Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Benefits of Rubbing Your Dog's Ears

Dogs’ ears come in all shapes and sizes depending on the breed. Pierre has cute little perky ears while Bentley’s long velvety ears drag the ground. No matter what the size or shape of your dog’s ears, they probably enjoy having them rubbed.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

How Much Water Does My Pet Need?

Did you know that July is #NationalPetHydrationAwarenessMonth?
You might be wondering how much water your pet needs to drink each day. That’s a great question!
🐶Dogs usually require 1oz. of water for every pound they weigh. That means a 10lb. dog would need a little over a cup daily.
🐱Cats need 2-4oz. every day.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

How to Keep Your Dog Cool this Summer

Summer is here and the heat is set on high. Here deep in the hot of Texas, we are looking for ways to stay cool. Of course, staying inside with the air conditioning is recommended for seniors and senior dogs which we do most afternoons. Temperatures can reach the triple digits by noon, so we ride bikes and let the boys enjoy the outdoors early.
Bentley has always loved to lay out in the sunshine. The hotter, the better. In the past, we have let him get his fill of heat. As a 12 ½ year old, there is a greater concern of heat stroke, so we limit his time in the direct sun. Their backyard horseplay is also discouraged in the afternoon heat.
Due to the coronavirus, we do most of our shopping on Amazon, so I set out to find some products to help us survive the dog days of summer. We are Amazon affiliates so if you purchase through these links, we might receive a tiny commission. (Thanks so much!)
How to Keep Your Dog Cool this Summer
Chillz Cooling Mat
This mat can be used in the car, outdoors or indoors and keeps your dog cool with a pressure activated gel. This lightweight, portable, and puncture resistant mat comes in four sizes. No need to freeze or chill mat to maintain a cool surface. Simply allow air to cool and recharge mat between uses.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Weight is Over!

   Did you know that obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States? It’s not just a human problem either. Our pets are gaining weight and it is a real cause for concern. Even five extra pounds on a dog can put them at risk of serious health problems. There is good news though. Obesity is a completely treatable problem and thanks to Dr. Harvey’s, it is now delicious!
Introducing Healthy Weight
Dr. Harvey’s Specialty Diets
The Healthy Alternative to Kibble
Before & After Dr. Harvey's food pic of Basset

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A 4th of July Declaration for Pets

To our friends north of the border we say
Happy Canada Day!
Here in America we are preparing to celebrate our 244th birthday. Over the past few years, we have said happy 4th of July in a variety of ways. As I was looking through my photos, I came across the Pet’s Declaration of Independence from way back in 2014. The boys voted to share it again this year along with one of our favorite photos.