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5 Best Dog Tags of 2024: Comprehensive Review and Buyer’s Guide

5 Best Dog Tags of 2024: Comprehensive Review and Buyer’s Guide

A personalized dog tag is a stylish way to keep your furry friend safe, no matter where they roam. The best dog tags instantly alert kind strangers that your pup is not a stray. They should also provide legible, accessible instructions for returning them to you. Today, you can even find enhanced dog tags featuring QR code technology. The right tag will ensure that your buddy makes it back where they belong. Are you looking to upgrade your pooch’s collar in 2024? We’ve created this guide to s …
Feb 19, 2024 Sabrina Kremer

Retractable Leashes: Are They Safe for Your Dog?

Retractable Leashes: Are They Safe for Your Dog?

If you’ve considered using retractable dog leashes, we can’t blame you. They seem like a clever invention that gives your pup the freedom to engage with the scintillating scents all around them. What could be wrong with these colorful, versatile dog leads? As it turns out, a simple leash has the power to cause big problems. If you ask any vet or professional dog trainer, they will advise against using retractable flexi leashes. Not only can they lead to life-threatening injuries, but t …
Feb 19, 2024 Sabrina Kremer

National Walk Your Dog Month for You and Your Dog

National Walk Your Dog Month for You and Your Dog

It’s National Walk Your Dog Month! Here are some tips to keep in mind when walking your pup during the different seasons. Walking Your Dog in the Summer 1. Walk Your Dog When It’s Cool Outside During the summer months the pavement gets to be pretty hot and can lead to burning your pup’s paws when on walks. The best time to walk your dog is in the morning or late evening, when the pavement is cool. Avoid walking your dog in the afternoon when the sun is high in the sky or early evening, bec …
Jan 09, 2024 Guest Blogger

Road Trips with Pets: Ensuring a Safe and Enjoyable Journey

Road Trips with Pets: Ensuring a Safe and Enjoyable Journey

Going on a road trip with pets is easily one of the most enjoyable activities that caters to a wonderful bonding time and many memories. The time spent with pets also contributes to better mental and physical well-being, promoting a happier lifestyle for humans and pets.Staying outdoors, getting fresh air, and remaining active are essential for your canine friend's well-being; moderate sunlight exposure helps produce vitamin D, which is vital for bone formation and nerve and muscle control. The …
Dec 13, 2023

Dog Friendly Holiday Decorations

Dog Friendly Holiday Decorations

‘Tis the season to decorate your home - safely. If you’ve got a pet, you may be wondering if your holiday decorations are safe for them. Check out some safe plant and light alternatives and other decorations to keep away from your pets.Dog Friendly Holiday DecorationsPet Safe PlantsTurns out, many popular holiday plants are actually poisonous to pets. Some of these include mistletoe, holly, and poinsettias.There are great alternatives to these plants that arecompletely safe for pets.Skip the mis …
Dec 02, 2023 Sabrina Kremer

Unleash the Fun: 7 Creative Ideas for Personalized Dog ID Tags

Unleash the Fun: 7 Creative Ideas for Personalized Dog ID Tags

Is your best friend a furry fashionista? Each time they leave the house, do they aim to look pawsitively fabulous? What if your pooch could rock a pawsome ensemble that also kept them safe and secure? With these cute personalized dog ID tag ideas, they can! A custom dog tag is the simplest and most stylish way to keep your dog safe while you’re out and about. It puts all the most important information front and center. It’s the most fashionable and straightforward way to ensure your pup mak …
Nov 28, 2023 Sabrina Kremer

Make It Personal: Why Custom Dog Tags are a Must for Every Pooch!

Make It Personal: Why Custom Dog Tags are a Must for Every Pooch!

Hello, fellow dog lovers and devoted pet parents! Today, we're diving into the charming and crucial world of custom dog tags. Just like their collars, every pup deserves a tag that speaks to their unique personality while serving as a vital line of defense should they ever wander off. Let’s explore why personalized dog tags are a game-changer for you and your furry companion.The Importance of Dog Tags for Pets Dog tags are not just a cute accessory; they are a necessary safety measure for e …
Nov 15, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl

How to Choose the Right Size Dog Collar: A Detailed Guide

How to Choose the Right Size Dog Collar: A Detailed Guide

Hey there, dog lovers! When it comes to pampering our furry friends, choosing the right dog collar is as important as picking their favorite treat. A collar is not just a fashion statement; it's a safety tool, a place for their ID tags, and an essential part of walking with dog leashes. But with so many dog collar sizes, materials, and styles out there, how do you find the perfect fit? Don't worry; we've got you covered with this comprehensive guide to help you understand collar sizing an …
Nov 15, 2023 Shelby Cochran

How To Choose the Right Dog Collar for your Dog

How To Choose the Right Dog Collar for your Dog

Which Custom Collar is Best for Your Dog? If you’re new to the dog world, you might be confused when it comes to choosing the right one for your new canine family member. There are so many options, brands, designs and materials - How could you possibly choose the best one, especially a custom collar for your dog? Every dog is a little bit different in what they need. The best way to pick the right collar for your pooch is by breaking it down into the different qualities you need.Step …
Aug 06, 2023 Shelby Cochran

4 Reasons to Use a Martingale Collar for your Dog

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. What is a martingale collar? Martingale collars fit loosely on a dog’s ne …
Aug 02, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl

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