"(Doorbell) - Trick or Treat!" Your dog runs behind the sofa and barks, hackles raised... does this scene sound familiar?
How about Fido quivering under the bed?
If your dog has similar reactions to trick-or-treaters, I have some helpful advice. Let's dig in:
Should People Dress Up Pets for Halloween?
Sure, it's cute, but have you thought about how they feel about it?
I think dressing up a pet who has been trained to accept wearing things using positive reinforcement (praise & positive associations) is acceptable for photo ops, as long as they're not showing any signs of stress or humiliation.
For animals, playing "dress up" is very unnatural and uncomfortable. We must take caution and look out for their mental and emotional well-being.
Dressing up certain animals with aggressive tendencies can exacerbate the problem, as stress causes these animals to snap.
Dressing up shy or fearful animals can make their anxiety worse.
Taking any dog out in public while wearing a costume can cause major communication problems. What I mean is,...
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An indoor exercise wheel for dogs and cats?! I WANT one!
I'm an affiliate with Pet Pro Supply Co. (meaning I get a commission if you buy from the link below) and I was browsing their website - they have a lot of neat products - but this one stood out and I HAD to mention it in a blog post!
Mainly because I've had some clients in the past who've adopted high-energy breed dogs when they (the people) did not have the energy to keep up with the exercise needs of their dog. Or they were looking for excercise solutions for the winter, when the ice makes it very difficult to adventure very far. I believe this item could be part of the solution!
GoPet CG4012 Indoor/Outdoor Treadwheel for Small Dogs/Cats up to 25 lbs - $605.00
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Cats could also benefit from this treadwheel...
Diatomaceous Earth, a fine white powder sourced from fossils, has many uses including flea and tick prevention, use in parasite cleanses, is a great skin exfoliant, can be used to brush teeth, is a great source of calcium and minerals, is a desiccant (keeps things dry), deodorizer, and can be used in the garden. While D.E. provides benefits for all of these uses, it must be used with caution. Let's dive deeper...
D.E. is comprised of ancient fossilized aquatic organisms that are ground up into micro-sized particles. These particles are very sharp and have jagged edges. This is why it works so well at lacerating the bodies of both internal and external parasites. For obvious reasons, we don't want to get this into our lungs. Extreme caution must be used when...
In working with my clients over the years, I've ran into various situations where dog owners were looking for ways to allow their dogs to potty indoors without making a mess. Each situation was unique; whether it was an elderly client who could no longer make it outside easily, someone who worked long hours and needed to provide a place for their dogs to relieve themselves while they were away, a toy breed who couldn't be outside very long in the winter, or dogs who had never walked on grass before their new owners adopted them - indoor potty training is essential in situations like these!
Puppy pads are very handy indeed, but what about other alternatives? You may have heard about turf mats with a catch pan underneath. You can even find real-grass potty patches which are great for...
When a pet passes away, they leave behind many fond memories. They may have inspired you, cheered you, or was just the steady friend you always had around. There are some things that belonged to them that you want to keep around. For me, it was Rosie's favorite toy that she had since she was a puppy, her collar tag, and best picture. These have remained preserved over the years since her passing and sit on a bookshelf in my bedroom.
Rosie was everything: a playmate, best friend, ever-present companion, trick-dog master, agility wiz, scent tracker... my little black bear!
I recently stumbled accross a business that prints dog photos on blankets - full-size. It was funny, because a couple of weeks ago, I thought to myself, "it would sure be nice to get that printed on a...
(Originally Published 5/25/2020)
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