If your dog is traveling with you this holiday season, here’s a few tips and pointers [thanks, U.S. Humane Society!] to keep in mind before venturing out.
If you’re a pet owner, you know that one of the best parts of Christmas is getting to dress up your dog in an adorable, ridculous, and festive costume. Our dogs beg to differ, though. Here’s a collection of dogs who would rather live with Scrooge during the holidays.
If I were a dog, I would take full advantage of the holiday season.
Lots of people = lots of food = lots of opportunity for table scraps!
Unfortunately, I’m not a dog, which means I should probably pay closer attention to what my furry friends chow down on this Christmas.
Eat This, Not That
Even though your pets likely won’t be harmed by consumption of some of these foods, it’s important to remember that any human food given to dogs should be enjoyed in moderation.
Make sure to avoid these foods:
Animal Planet has outlined a list of 10 foods that you should never feed to dogs:
Winter blues got’cha down?
We’ve got a solution for you: spend time with an animal.
If you’re interested in having a pet improve your work day, therapy dog rental is an invaluable fad growing rapidly across the country. Schools and universities have been bringing in dogs for students to play with during finals week as a way to reduce stress, and it was a huge hit. After hearing success stories, many other businesses began to follow suit.
It’s almost Christmas,
And my list isn’t long.
I just want a family…
A new dad or a mom.
I help humans smile
Whenever I’m near,
And they say I’m a big dose
Of holiday cheer.
Christmas is less than two weeks away, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve waited until the last minute to get some of the items on your holiday list. Fear not. If there’s a dog lover on your gift, dogIDs has you covered. And it’s your lucky day…today (12/16) is the last day to choose priority shipping and still get your items delivered by Christmas Eve!
Here are our favorites for last minute holiday shopping:
While an animal might seem like the ultimate Christmas gift, there’s quite a few things to consider before buying a dog or cat.
1. Is the recipient a child or an adult?
If you’re planning to give a child a pet, it’s important to recognize that the primary caretaker of the dog or cat will likely be the child’s parents. If the animal is for your own son or daughter, are you willing and able to take on this additional responsibility? And if the pet is for someone else’s child, it’s highly recommended that you receive permission prior to buying a pet, or you may have a very unhappily surprised mom or dad…
Depending on where you live, you may need to consider extra care for your dog’s paws in winter months. For example, winter weather can cause cracked or dry paws. Plus, some dogs are sensitive to the cold, snow and ice on their feet.
For these reasons, I reached out to two veterinarians to get their advice on winter paw care.