Going Green: Tips for Pet Owners

Sure, you might recycle your cans and use CFL lightbulbs, but have you “greened” your life for your pooch? There are several things pet owners can do to be more environmentally conscious. Here’s a roundup of some of things you can add to your own routine to be a bit more green.

Going Green: Tips for Pet Owners

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What to Put in a First-Aid Kit For Your Dog

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month. If you don’t have a first-aid kit for your dog at home, now is the perfect time to put one together.

French bulldog with first aid kit

You can either buy a first-aid kit for dogs or put one together yourself. I reached out to a couple of professionals for advice on the best items to include in a first-aid kit specifically for dogs. Here’s what they had to say.

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How to Keep Your Dog’s Ears Clean

Sad Dog Eyes

If your dog is pawing at his ears or shaking his head more than usual, he may have an ear infection. Or, maybe he just needs his ears cleaned.

This post will go over some basic ear care tips you can follow for your dog. It will also help you decide when you might want to seek help from a veterinarian. [Read more…]

3 Spring Grooming Tips for a Happy Dog

3 Spring Grooming Tips for a Happy DogHealthy fur makes for a happy dog. But when your dog grows a thick coat in the winter, keeping it groomed and tangle-free isn’t always easy. That’s why spring is an important time to give your dog a good grooming.

Follow these three grooming tips to prepare your dog for spring:

1. Keep on brushing.
Whether your dog is short-haired or long-haired, repeated brushing removes loose hair from their winter coat and keeps it healthy and shiny. Choose brushes or combs that are gentle on your dog’s fur and skin, and see a professional groomer if you run into any tangles that are too tough to handle. [Read more…]

dogIDs Continues to”Paw it Forward” with World Vets

dogIDs Supports World VetsBack in February of 2014, dogIDs introduced our partnership with the international animal aid organization, World Vets. Today, dogIDs is excited to support the World Vet mission through their “Paw It Forward” program.

More About World Vets

Founded in 2006, World Vets is a 501c3, non-government organization, commonly referred to as an NGO. Their vision is to create a world where all animals have access to skilled veterinary care. They provide veterinary training and disaster relief around the globe by collaborating with animal advocacy groups, US and foreign military groups, foreign governments and veterinary professionals. With more than 3,600 volunteers, World Vets has been able to establish projects in 42 countries spanning across 6 continents. Click here to learn more about World Vets. [Read more…]

5 Puppy Exercise Tips: How to Get Your Puppy Tired

How to get your puppy tired

If you have a puppy, you’re probably looking for some ideas on how to safely tire him out, especially if he’s in that naughty, “teenage” stage.

Taking your puppy for walks is a good idea, but you may be wondering how far you can walk him without putting too much stress on his joints. And, is it safe to take him running?

I asked two dog trainers to share some of their ideas for exercising a puppy, and here’s what they had to say.

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Behind The Scenes – Puppy Photo Shoot

Today is National Puppy Day, and in honor of this great holiday we decided to put together a puppy photo shoot. You get the insider scoop on how it actually went! Below is a slideshow that will give you a feel of how we get the puppies together.

 

 

To get them to pose just how you want, there are a lot of treats involved, some good cuddles and tons of kisses! It takes a while for the puppies to get familiar with the process but after an hour they get the hang of it! Here is some information about the puppies that we had here for the shoot.

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The Best DIY Projects for Your Four-Legged Friends

Are you cThe Best DIY Projects for Petsrafty? Would you love to make your home more pet-friendly with a one-of-a-kind DIY piece of furniture?

We’ve got some great ideas for you. Thanks to a number of crafty bloggers out there, we’ve compiled some of our favorite DIY projects for pet-themed items.

These projects are a creative and eco-friendly way to show your pet how much you care. [Read more…]

These Pets are Embracing the Spirit of Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick’s Day may mean celebrating the patron saint of Ireland to some people, but for us crazy pet people, it’s another excuse to put our animals in cute costumes. I mean, what else would we do on a holiday?

In honor of this green holiday, here are some animals embracing their inner Irish.

Yadi and Vino / photo from Ribbons & Rotor Blades

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Pet Poison Prevention – What You Need to Know

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and we want to remind pet owners about some of the most common pet poisons found in and around people’s homes.

Sometimes pet lovers are not aware that certain household items can actually be very toxic to dogs and cats. We created this infographic to help raise awareness about some of the most common causes of pet poisoning.

Pet Poison Prevention Infographic