Deck The Halls With DIY Pet Decorations

Looking for fun ways incorporate your pet into your holiday decorations this season? Thanks to Pinterest, we’ve compiled a list of cute, easy DIY ideas for a pet-themed Christmas!
Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt Dough Ornament

Simple salt dough ornament. What a great way to include your pet in the festivities!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • paint(optional)
  • parchment paper
  • straw for hole punch

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients. If the dough seems too dry, add more water.
  2. Split the dough into several parts.
  3. Shape the dough and place on a baking sheet (or oven safe plate), covered with parchment paper. I smoothed the top of the dough out by laying parchment paper on top and rubbing my hands on it.
  4. Gently push either a foot, hand, paw, etc into the dough circles.
  5. Use a knife to cut clean edges around imprint if you would like
  6. make a hole in the top of the ornament with the straw
  7. Bake at 200°F for 3-6 hours until dry.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. (Optional) Paint with acrylic paint.

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13 Dogs That Are Not Fans Of Christmas

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.

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Are Table Scraps O.K. For Your Dog To Eat?

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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: [Read more…]

Bring Therapy Dogs To Your Business Today!

puppy at office

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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. [Read more…]

“A Shelter Dog’s Christmas Wish”

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.

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Top 5 Last-Minute Gifts For Dog Lovers

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:

Graphic Tees

Graphic Tee for Dog Lovers

Choose from over 30 fun, hilarious, or quotable dog-related t-shirts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Basic Questions You Should Ask Before Giving A Pet This Christmas

Puppy Present

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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… [Read more…]

How To Pick The Right Collar For A Christmas Gift

How to pick the right size collarHow to pick the right size collar How to measure your dog's neck for a collarThinking about giving the pet enthusiast on your Christmas list a new collar for their dog or cat? Follow this guide to help you choose the best collar: [Read more…]

How to care for your dog’s paws in winter weather

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.

Winter paw care
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What does your dog really want for a holiday gift?

Just for fun, I asked a couple of dog owners what they think their dogs might really want for a holiday gift this year.

Here’s what they had to say:

Charlotte the Yorkie & Pippa the Yorkie mix

Charlotte and Pippa

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