Tips For Celebrating Independence Day With Your Pet

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This 4th of July will be special to us all! We’re sure that many of you may be planning a day of festivities to take place this weekend. The Fourth of July marks an annual celebration for most that involves barbecuing, spending time outside, celebrating, and watching an exciting display of fireworks. You may be arranging to host the gathering at your home, visiting friends or family after being inside during the quarantine.

 

Image result for dog hiding under bed1. FIDO SAFETY  You may want to bring your fido with you to an small gathering, but if you think they might be frighten or upset by loud noises I’d consider leaving them at home. The anxiety from that situation can cause stress and even lead to possibly running away to hide.Top tips for enjoying Memorial Day with your Dog

Top tips for enjoying Memorial Day with your Dog

Top Memorial Day Dog Safety Tips 

Memorial Day is almost here! While we use this three day weekend to reflect and honor those who have served, along with it comes fireworks, picnics, and the official start of  summer and the Famously Hot South Carolina summer! While it is fun to include our pets in our Memorial Day activities, we can not forget to take the extra steps to make sure they’re safe and protected. Below are the top five top safety tips from the ASPCA that pet owners need to remember this summer:

  • Roadtrip in Style: Traveling can be highly stressful for our pets. If you’re planning a road trip, prep your pet in advance by taking short rides in the car and getting them used to riding in a crate or car harness. “Pet owners should never leave their animals unattended in a parked vehicle,” said Dr. Louise Murray, vice president of the ASPCA Animal Hospital. “Parked cars, even with windows open, become very hot in a short amount of time, and this can lead to heatstroke or death.” If you must travel by air, putting your pet in cargo isn’t ideal. If this is unavoidable, take great care to purchase the required crate and tell every airline employee you are traveling with a pet in cargo to avoid your pet being left on the tarmac or outside during extreme weather.

 

  • Keeping Your Dogs Cool: Dogs and cats can become dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of water when is the weather is hot.. Also, make sure your pet has a shady place to escape the sun and don’t let your dog linger outdoors, especially on hot asphalt. Being so close to the ground, your dog’s body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can get burned.

 

  • Watch What Your Dogs Eat:  Summertime can be perfect for backyard barbecues or parties, but remember that the food and drink you serve your guests may be poisonous to pets. Keep alcoholic beverages away from pets, and remember that the snacks you serve your friends should not be treats for your pet. Any change of diet – even for one meal – may give your dog or cat severe digestive ailments. Make sure to avoid raisins, grapes, onions, chocolate and products with the sweetener xylitol, since these are poisonous to pets.

 

  • Beware of “High-Rise Syndrome”:During warmer months, many animal hospitals and veterinarians see an increase in injured animals as a result of “High-Rise Syndrome,” which is when pets fall or jump out of windows and are seriously or fatally injured. Keep all unscreened windows in your home closed and make sure screens are tightly secured.

 

  • The Leash : Warm weather can inspire longer walks, but while this is exciting for both dog and owner, it’s important that dogs are always kept on leashes with collars and up-to-date ID tags to protect them from getting loose and injuring themselves or others.

 

Top 5 Things To Do With Your Dog In The Fall

After surviving the long hot and humid days of the summer we all enjoy it when the days begin to cool down after the sun goes down.  And our dogs enjoys that it has gotten cooler as well. Now that cooler temperatures has arrived, your dog will have more energy and more stamina for being outdoors and enjoying all the fall activities. There are a several activities that are specific to the fall season that our dogs will enjoy doing outside.

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  • Football– Most dogs don’t do well with a regular football unless it’s an Great Dane or the ball is flat,  an foam doggie sized football would be ideal for a great game of fetch and tackle (be careful tackling, of course). Larger dogs especially enjoy the rough and tumble fun and exercise of a fall game of football.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jack Russell Terrier leaping to catch thrown football in park                                                                                                     photo credited by doglab
  • Hiking– Now the days have cooled down, taking a hike with your dog is a perfect , not like during the heat of summer days. Choose a trail your dog can wander for a few hours, we are sure that  he’ll enjoy all that sniffing and exploring, when it is cool enough to do so comfortably without needing as many water breaks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Related image                                                                                                         photo credit to sacbee
  • Go For An Walk-It’s the number one activity that tires out a pup with lots of energy like a long brisk walk. Some dogs can endure longer walks than others, be sure to consider your dog’s health, what the temperature is outside, and always bring snacks to give them energy, like treats and water. Each time you both go for an walk you can add a quarter mile to the walk each month if you dog can endure an long walk until you can do an 2 or 3 mile walk.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Image result for dogs on a trail                                                                 photo credit to eyahomes
  • Go to the pumpkin patch-It will soon be gourd season and that’ll be an great activity that your dog can help you find the perfect pumpkin to carve for a paw o lantern. Most pumpkin patches allow dogs, only if they are on an  leash and their parents clean up after them. I’d advise that you call or look online to check the rules at your local pumpkin patch before arriving with your pup.                                                                              Image result for dogs in pumpkin patch                                                                                    photo credit to simplyscarlet

Get out and enjoy the comfortable Fall weather with your dog everyday to spend some quality time.

Top 7 Dog Mom Gifts For Mother’s Day

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For all of those that love dogs don’t consider them pets. I like to call them our four-legged children or fur babies as I like to say. And one thing we can agree on is that as an pawsome parent to them we deserve to treat ourselves with an gift from them to us. Below are a few of our top favorite ones.

 

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1. Coffee Mug 

We love the idea of an custom coffee mug for us to enjoy our early morning brew every morning before we leave for work,

 

 

 

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2.Dog Mom Hoodies 

This is an great way to show off how cute your fur baby looks in these cute hoodie while showing you some love as well.

 

 

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3. Wine Goblets

This is an great gift for all of the Dog Mom’s that like to indulge in an glass of whatever wine they choosing to unwind after an long day at the office.

 

 

4. Friendship Dog Collar with matching Friendship Bracelet

This is the perfect accessory for every dog mom that like to be fashionable! A collar for your dog, a bracelet for you….it cannot get any more pawsome?! We really love this denim style collar and bracelet than can go with anything in your wardrobe, Here the link to find on Amazon FriendshipCollar Dog Collar and Friendship Bracelet

 

 

 

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5. Custom iPhone/ Android Phone Case

This is the perfect dog mom gift for the fur baby parent who wants to get a new item to show off their cute fur baby, PetsCanva.com will turn your dog photo into pure art. Once you have uploaded your favorite photo of your fur baby it’s all done. From there, you can get her dog’s face printed on phone cases of your choice! You can find this product on https://petcanva.com/products/custom-pet-iphone-case.

 

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6.Dog Mom Wallet

An Dog Mom Wallet will be sure to bring a smile to her face when she sees this gift and it’s made of faux leather. This organizer wallet comes in tons of cute dog and animal patterns you can choose from, this is one of our favorites.

 

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7.Dog Mom Hat

These are perfect for any occasion and can be worn with anything in your wardrobe. It’s also great for running any daily errands or just when you’re having an crappy hair day!

 

 

There’s scientific research that states, that dog love isn’t one-sided, and dogs are equally as eager to bond and connect with humans. Phil Tedeschi,  an professor, and researcher on the human-animal bond at the University of Denver has stated that our loyal canine companions are always working to understand their humans and fit into our lives where they feel wanted and needed.

Mr. Tedeschi speaks of how they watch and wait for moments to gaze and connect with humans. Thus making eye contact stimulates bonding and the “love” hormone, oxytocin, which has human health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and reducing stress, anxiety, and depression which is another plus of being an dog mom! We hope these unique and personalized Mother’s Day gifts bring a smile to her face and joy in her heart!