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.
- 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. 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. 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. 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. photo credit to simplyscarlet
Get out and enjoy the comfortable Fall weather with your dog everyday to spend some quality time.
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
1. Keep Your Pet Inside
The fireworks displays incorporate a lot of extremely loud and jarring noises for a dogs. Please keep your pet inside to make sure that they aren’t frightened by the sounds. Firework noise-proof your house by blocking outside sounds by lowering the blinds and turning on the television or playing soothing music in the background to calm them down.
2. Watch Human Food Closely
Summertime BBQs are a great way to share great food with friends and family. Just make sure that your dog isn’t getting scraps that could make them ill or cause digestive issues later.
3.Have Your Pet ID’d
Make sure that you have your pet microchipped just in case your pet get scared and runoff from you. Having an microchipped pet will make it easy to recover your pup in case of an emergency.
4. Set Up A Safe Spot
When your pet is inside you might still have to make a spot in the house that they feel that they can retreat to. This room could be where you set up their bed and where they feel the most comfortable to help with anxiety from all the noise of the fireworks.
5. Don’t Take Your Dog to a Fireworks Show
Even though it might be tempting to have your dog with you during the fireworks shows make sure that you leave them at home in the safe space. Even if they usually aren’t bothered by the noises you never know what could set them off in an frantic and may cause them to be uncomfortable.
6. Don’t Use Human Products on Pets
Thought we all know that when it is summertime in the south the bugs are out on the prowl. You should never spray your pet with products that are intended for humans. They have chemicals in them that aren’t specifically formulated to be used on their coats and may harm them. Please only use pet approved products that has been tested and approved for pets.
7. Keep Lighter Fluid Tucked Away
As we all know our pups will sniff and lick almost anything in nose and tongue range. To help minimize their risk keep all unsafe products away from them, tucked up into cabinets or out of their reach. If ingested, they can be extremely irritating to your dog ’s stomach, lungs and nervous system. Take the time to put them up so you can enjoy the holiday without any worries!
Stick to these few simple tips and your pup will have and safe 4th of July Holiday and so will you!
Did you know that June is adopt an cat month? Most pet lovers may not be aware of this and we like to help shine some light on it. And why we should all adopt an cute furiend this month. All animals deserve to have an forever home with an loving family. The ASPCA has rescued many kitties and given them an home until they find an family purfect for them. As we all know the cat population is an increasingly becoming an problem in local communities across the USA due to most felines not having homes. There’s several million stray cats running around America in need of an good home. I encourage everyone to take action! Go out to your nearest shelter and adopt an feline to help give our shelter’s across the nation deal with overcrowding. The American Humane estimates that millions of kittens are born into shelters each year looking for an home. Please help your local animal shelter out by going out and adopting one of these cute kitties this month! There are several shelters in the Columbia, South Carolina area that would appreciate your contribution here are the names of a few Pawmetto Lifeline, Pets Inc and The Humane Society are several places you may go locally.