4 Reasons to Use a Martingale Collar for your Dog

Sometimes it’s hard to know what kind of collar would be best for your dog, especially if you’ve recently adopted the dog.

The martingale collar is a good choice for a variety of dogs because it gives you a little more control than a regular collar. Plus, it has some safety benefits. It’s my go-to collar for when I’m fostering a dog.

This post goes over some of the details on why I like using martingale collars.

4 Reasons to Use a Martingale Collar For Your Dog

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The Best “12 Days of Christmas” You’ll See This Year

In the spirit of the season, we’d like to introduce “The 12 Days of Christmas”, as told by our favorite furry friends. Merry Christmas, and may your holidays be full of cheer and wagging tails!

Merry Christmas From Our Pack To Yours!

Christmas Photo

Happy Holidays!! Our dogIDs team would like to sincerely thank all our customers and fans for making this year one to remember. May you have a safe holiday season with all your human and pet loved ones!

In case you’ve ever wondered who’s behind the scenes at dogIDs.com, here’s who we are and why the holidays are special to us. Merry Christmas!

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A Christmas Message From River

Dear Pet Parents,Christmas Message From River

As Spokesdog of dogIDs, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

This Holiday Season, I am especially grateful for my dogIDs office family and all the dogIDs customers. And treats. In no specific order… [Read more…]

What You Should Know If You’re Traveling With A Pet During The Holidays

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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. [Read more…]

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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Image from Pinterest.com

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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