When Should You Introduce Puppies to Grooming?

Grooming your dog is something that you should get into the habit of doing about once every four to eight weeks. Whether you decide to groom the dog yourself or send the dog to a professional groomer, all dogs need the tender, love and care that accompanies the grooming process. So you should make every… Read more »

How to Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Clean

Does your dog have bad breath? If you’re like most people, you probably laugh it off. Bad breath, though, could be the sign of something bad going on inside your dog’s mouth. Have you checked your dog’s teeth and gums lately? If so, did you notice any bleeding? Dogs can and do get periodontal disease…. Read more »

How to Drive Safely with Your Pet

It’s kind of iconic Americana: the picture of a dog with its tongue out, hanging out a car window, isn’t it? How do you drive safely with your pet dog? For starters, if you can get your dog to associate car rides with pleasure, that’s great. Therefore, a car ride shouldn’t just be for going… Read more »

How to Keep Your Puppy Healthy and Active

Have you heard the old adage that says, “Move it or lose it?” It’s a common figurative phrase that basically means you better move something (typically your body) or else it will be damaged or destroyed. As humans, we need to keep our bodies moving in order to maintain our physical health and mental well-being…. Read more »

Keeping Clean in the Muddy Season

Warm spring weather is perfect for dogs that love running around and playing in the sunshine. However, springtime also means buckets and buckets of the one thing that leads to muddy puppy paws and fur: rain. If you are the proud mom or dad of a red or apricot poodle, you know they often love… Read more »

How to Puppy Proof Your House

What are some things you can do to help “puppy proof” your house? Bringing home a new puppy is a lot like bringing home a newborn baby. A house needs to be tended to in certain ways beforehand. For starters, get rid of any toxic plants in the home such as azalea or philodendron. You… Read more »

How to Be a Responsible Pet Owner

There’s a joke on the British comedy series Absolutely Fabulous where a dopey character aptly named “Bubble” is asked to get her employer a laptop but she mistakenly hears it as lapdog. So she happily takes a dog out of her purse and the other character orders her to return it. Bubble replies, “Oh! But… Read more »

How Often Should You Take Your Dog to the Vet?

Pets are like people. Some of them hate going to the doctor (the vet) while others are nonchalant about it. Just like people need doctor check-ups, pets need to visit the vet. The specific question, though, is how often should you take your dog to the vet? Instead of a blanket answer of once a… Read more »

How Dogs can Help You Teach Your Child Responsibility

Life has a lot of responsibilities. How do we learn to take care of ourselves at a young age? Well, taking care of pets certainly helps. Having a pet dog in the family really does a good job of introducing children to many concepts associated with responsibility– for themselves, their pets and for their lives,… Read more »

How to be a Responsible Dog Owner

How can you be a responsible dog owner? First, you need to realize that owning a dog is quite the commitment. Don’t acquire one if you’re not able to give it the time and attention and care it will need for many years to come. Next, be selective when acquiring a dog, so it fits… Read more »